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Summary Profile

Krijay Govender has been voted by the media the funniest woman is South Africa . She is the only professional female comedian and been rated one of the top three MCs in the SA (Gwen Gill column, Sunday Times). She has a masters in the Drama and is at the tail end of her second masters in Politics. Besides her Stand-up career, Govender is an award winning actress, playwright and director on stage and screen (Font, Isidingo). After directing Isidingo (2 SAFTAs for direction)and the hit series Ubizo, Govender currently directs Rhythm City. She is also an awarding winning playwright (Women in Brown). She has worked as radio presenter and a columnist in the print media. Host/ MC (with Comedy): International Events: ' Fifa World Cup Preliminary draw ' Scored (12/10 on performance rating) ' Ebandla Homecoming Revolution (in London) for the Premier ' Comedy4Tune (one of four comedian performers onboard Starlight Cruise Liner 2008) ' Launched the ICC World Cricket Cup 2003 with Shaun Pollock & PJ Powers ' International Poetry Festival ' International Science &Technology Conference 1999 ' Miss India Worldwide for Soni Television Dec 2002 (2 billion viewership) ' Anant Singh's Now or Never Concert Dinner 2002 National Events/ Awards/ Corporate : ' South African Film and Television Awards (First Ever 2007) ' South African Economy Growers Awards ' IDC ' IDC - Official Farewell Dinner for CEO Wendy Luhabe ' South African Design Achiever Awards 2008 ' Liberty Life, Standard Bank and Stanlib ' Suncity Superbowl 2008 (Jacob Zuma - Keynote address) ' Eskom (2008 awards for various divisions from Stations/ Distributions to Women's Day) ' Bpesa National Awards 2008 ' Banking Ombudsman Awards 2008 ' FNB Lifestart Host 2006/7/8 ' Absa Awards ' Standbank Blue Star Awards (Regional and National) ' MTN Yello breakfast ' cities throughout SA ' Microsoft Partner Summit Awards 2008 ' HP Preferred Suppliers Awards ' SA Breweries National Conference ' People Magazine Crystal Awards ' Compztek, ' Multichoice Africa conference ' Mulitichoice conference ' SABC Enterprise/Sales Conference ' SABC Sports Conference ' SABC TV License Awards. ' Sappi Awards ' RCI Awards 2006 ' KZN Ebandla in CT and JHB 2007 ' Red Bull Box Cart 2003 and 2004 for SABC3 ' Loeries 2003 (for Mnet) ' Peter Stuyvesant PLANET Launch 2003 ' Launch of South African Women's Forte 1999 ' Cisco Govtech Function 2008 Awards / Nominations and Accolades ' Voted 'Funniest woman in SA' by media: Star/Top Billing ' Comedian of the Year Mzansi Star Awards 2008 (nominee) ' One of top three MCs for 2007/8 (Sunday Times, Gwen Gill's Column) ' Best comedy actress 2008 - South African comedy awards(nominee) ' Cosmo Awesome women of year 2007 ' Reader's Digest: Funny People ' Regular comedian on Blacks Only; Heavyweight Kingsize Comedy; Arts Alive

Krijay Govender


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