Anne Kansiime, Female Comedian

Anne Kansiime is a multiple award winning gifted Ugandan comedian, TV presenter, Actress and writer in fun factory.

 

Beginning in 2007, while still an undergraduate at Makerere University, Kansiime began to participate in drama skits acted by the theatre group Theatre Factory, who played at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala's central business district. When Theatre Factory disintegrated, she joined Theatre Fun, that replaced it. The group plays every Thursday evenings. The best skits were broadcast on NTV Uganda in the Barbed Wire TV show that later became U-Turn. She partnered with Brian Mulondo as a Taxi interview conductor in the MiniBuzz series and provided comic video dramatizations of topical issues that random passengers discussed.

 

According recorded interviews that she gave in 2014, Anne began posting some of her sketch comedy skits on YouTube. She received positive feedback and that encouraged to post more videos. Her screen breakthrough came when Citizen TV from neighboring Kenya offered her a slot to produce, star and present a comedy show, once a week. That is how he came up with the Don’t Mess With Kansiime comedy show. As of November 2014, her YouTube channel had amassed more than 15 million views. Her YouTube videos receive thousands of views and she has appeared on BBC Focus on Africa. She has played to packed houses in Blantyre, Gaborone, Kigali, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, Lilongwe, London and Lusaka.

 

Dubbed “Africa’s Queen of Comedy”, Anne owns/hosts the ‘Don’t Mess with Kansiime’ television show on Maisha Magic Channel 161. She is also a brand ambassador for Old mutual Kenya.  Anne boasts of many awards. These awards include:

 

    AIRTEL Women of Substance Awards 2014

    BEFFTA 2013 (Best Comedian) winner.

    Lagos International Festival 2013 (Best Actress) winner.

    Social Media Awards (Favorite Celebrity) winner

    African Social Awards Malaysia (ASAM) – 2013

 

Anne Kansiime strongly believes in doing a job where your gift can be exposed:

    “One’s dream job is the kind of job you do without constant reminder that you are working.”

 

 



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