Award-winning comedian Sifiso Nene has some advice for those battling with ’Baby Mama Drama’
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Johannesburg - Award-winning comedian Sifiso Nene admits he’s had his fair share of baby mama drama.
So much so, that a few years ago, the comedian performed an entire stand up show about it.
“I was not planning to do a part 2 of this show because I thought I had gone through all the possible drama in my first show six years ago.”
However, lockdown had other ideas for the KwaZulu-Natal born comedian.
Nene says the pandemic made his baby mama drama worse than it's ever been. This has prompted the comedian to launch a sequel.
“Just the thought of it makes me want to cry.
“That’s why I have decided to vent in the best way I know how – on stage.”
Next weekend, Nene is set to dazzle audiences in Joburg with his latest funny showcase.
The stand-up comedian, actor and MC, is set to charm Gauteng comedy audiences at Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on November 27, with his infectious humour and relatable jokes.
Baby Mama Drama 2 puts a humorous twist to this somewhat well-known but seldom addressed problem which most people have found themselves in.
“Audiences are in for a treat and should expect to hear jokes delving into taxi drivers, politics, and much more.
“So whether you are someone who has baby mama drama, are dating someone who has baby mama drama, or are in fact the baby mama who has drama yourself, this show will have everyone in stitches ,” says Nene.
The Saturday Star caught up with Nene this week to chat about his upcoming show.
Can you give us a little glimpse into what the show is about?
As the title suggests Baby Mama Drama 2 is a sequel of the first show that I did six years ago.
I honestly thought I was done with this show.
But the drama from my baby mama was not done with me.
Over the past six years I have been collecting content from my personal life and other people’s lives who have the same situation and I thought why not put out part two of the show.
Have you ever had baby mama drama, and if so, what was that like?
I have baby mama drama as we speak.
It's very funny, very unnecessary and also annoying.
The sequel to Baby Mama Drama returns after six years. Why did you decide to pursue a sequel?
It's the new content that I have been collecting over the years. And I'm tired of keeping it inside. I needed to vent the best way I know how, on stage.
What advice would you give to someone who has baby mama drama?
Let her speak. Do not speak when she speaks.
You won’t win. Hear her side of the story first.
Find out if what she’s saying will help the life of the child.
If it doesn’t then you need to retaliate my comrade, or else she will take advantage.
You'll also delve into topics such as politics during your show.
How hard or how easy was it for you to choose a political party to vote for during the recent municipal elections?
It was the easiest thing for me not to vote. That was my vote.
I have been voting for a long time but no change has come.
What is your stance on taking the knee?
That one is obvious. Racism must end. Any effort towards that I support it.
You also have some jokes about your experience with taxi drivers. Tell us about the worst experience you've had with a taxi driver and the best experience?
I once made a joke about taxi drivers on a radio station.
As soon as my interview was over they called the radio station and demanded that I apologise for making a joke about them or else.
I did the interview on a Friday morning. T
hey called the whole day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday demanding an apology.
Eventually I did apologise.
What is the secret to dealing with baby mama drama?
Let her speak bra. Be respectful to her. Do not take anything personal. But know when to retaliate.
Tickets for Baby Mama Drama 2 can be purchased via Computicket at either www.computicket.com or via Checkers and Shoprite retail stores, countrywide, from R200 – R240 each.