Thomas Gumede is a South African actor and comedian best known for his role as Siphiwe in the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home, since 2006. As an screen actor Thomas is known for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Otelo Burning (2011) and The Good Man (2012). He is also known for being the co-host of the SABC1 youth talk show The Cypher, which premiered on Thursday 19 July, 2007. He had a starring role in the SABC1 drama series Bay of Plenty, from 2007-2008. Other television series he has acted in include Gothia Caper, Mthunzini.com, Backstage, Home Affairs and Soul City. He has performed at numerous live comedy gigs, including the successful 99% Zulu Comedy Show in Durban. Thomas is the host of the SABC1 reality competition talent show So You Think You're Funny!, from November 2008 to January 2009. The show stars comedian David Kau who is on a mission to find South Africa's top unsigned comedic talent.