Churchill's ones to watch – Daniel "Churchill" Ndambuki is a popular Kenyan comic who brings joy and laughter into people's lives each week with his self-titled variety show. For all you comedy fans, he has chosen five emerging comics from the continent to keep an eye on -- they are going to be big!
Comics to watch: Daliso Chaponda, Malawi – Daliso Chaponda has roots in Malawi, but he developed his reputation as a comedian while living in Canada in the early 2000s, taking shots at Westerners and Africans alike. His comedy, which touches on everything from corruption and colonialism to his past relationships, can be as controversial as it is comical. (He was once threatened with arrest after joking about Malawi's government.)
Comics to watch: Pablo, Uganda – Pablo first made his mark when he won the 2009 Stand Up Uganda competition, thanks to his riffs on serious issues like tribalism and reproductive health. A vocal HIV/AIDS prevention activist, he now hosts Pablo Live, a televised comedy night that features the continent's best comedic talents.
Comics to watch: Basketmouth, Nigeria – Basketmouth has quite the social media following, with over one million Facebook likes and over 550,000 Twitter followers. Stand-up is his speciality, but he uploads the occasional sketch to his YouTube too.
Comics to watch: Salvado, Uganda – Talk about a career change: Salvado left his job as an engineer to pursue a career in comedy. Unwilling to settle for stand-up alone, he was also a radio presenter on 91.3 Capital FM until recently, and will star in the thriller mini-series "Beneath the Lies" this fall.