Happy Hour: Season 2


Live Performance

Mbulelo Msongelwa, having been in the industry for over 14 years, has been working on his one-man show, presenting it in a few spaces in and around the Eastern Cape and at other platforms. As part of the Stand-Up People Culture he has built, Happy Hour Season 2 will see Stand Up Mbu presenting and hosting 4 Gqeberha comedians as they each perform their 30 min specials. Each main act kicks off with a young local comedian. The careful curation of the shows will ensure that the audience is well entertained as well as being exposed to new voices.


Mbulelo Msongelwa 

Mira Hewana 

Samantha Jennings 

Phakamisa Fayindlala 

Ntsika Ngini-Ngini

Niven Spence

About the Artists

Creative Entrepreneur, Comedian, MC and voice over artist Mbulelo Msongelwa was born in Mdantsane a township just outside East London. He grew up in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth, which is where, at the age of 27 he was bitten by the comedy bug. It bit him so hard he quit his then furniture shop job to pursue his dream. Mbu very quickly made his name synonymous with stand-up in the Eastern Cape: as a regular on the 99% Xhosa Comedy stage and opening for the likes of Loyiso Gola. He was sharing the stage with some of the country’s best comics such as Skhumba, Hlophe, TolAssMo, Celeste Ntuli, Donavan Goliath and many more.

Being able to perform comfortably in both English and isiXhosa is an added advantage to his repertoire, although he has been known to speak a bit of Afrikaans now and then. Due to his passion for comedy and especially Eastern Cape Comedy, Mbulelo founded a company in 2020 Stand Up Mbu Pty Ltd, since inception Stand Up Mbu Pty has curated over 15 shows in the Eastern Cape with great success and continuous. The shows have been under the name Stand Up People, which is a name founder Mbulelo resonated with, this name was also due to the fact that Mbulelo as an artist in all his shows collaborates with other art forms, whether it is music, poetry, culinary art etc. Stand Up People is a Comedy Lifestyle events are evolving though the founders' creative ideas and also the love for the creative space in the Eastern Cape. Stand Up People wants to ensure that they work and collaborate with other creatives to ensure events that will leave their audiences wanting more and getting value from the productions.

  • Target Age Group
    Adults Only
  • Age Classification
  • Reason for Classification
    • Adult Themes
    • Polical Themes
    • Language Use
    • Professional Content

  • February 16, 2024
    18:30 - 19:30
    Black Box Theatre

  • February 17, 2024
    18:30 - 19:30
    Black Box Theatre

  • February 23, 2024
    18:30 - 19:30
    Black Box Theatre

  • February 24, 2024
    18:30 - 19:30
    Black Box Theatre
  • Name
    Black Box Theatre
  • Location
    The Black Box Theatre, 33 Winston Ntshona Street, Port Elizabeth Central, Gqeberha
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  • Accessibility Info
    There are some steps down to the venue, but access can be arranged for wheelchair users. Please let us know if you have access needs that we can assist you with.
  • Wheelchair Directions
  • Primary Language
    English, Xhosa.
  • Accessibility Information
  • Event Format
    Live Performance