Tshepo ĎPiusí Mogale started doing stand up comedy in 1999 in Cape Town. His first show was at a comedy competition at a venue called Hobnobs, where letís just say he wasnít welcome there anymore. At about the same time that he started his comedy career was the same time that the Cape Comedy Collective was created, which was a collective of about 25 comics who some are very big around the country now. So he performed all around Cape Town performing in classy and dingy venues with the home base being the Cape Comedy Club namely the Armchair Theatre in Observatory.
Tshepo then joined the CCC on a very successful Varsities tour in late 2000, which was a tour of all major universities in South Africa. The whole time as this was going on he was fully employed as a semi computer geek for an Internet company in Cape Town. While doing all of this he did television adverts for various brands including Smirnoff and also radio voice overs.
In 2000 Tshepo decided to move to Joburg to broaden his comedy horizons and also to work in a financial services company. He immediately got onto the Joburg circuit and became a hit in the popular Joe Parker Comedy Express circuit. Performing in Joburg gave Tshepo a wider range of exposure, which resulted in him doing many stints on television doing stand up and various acting gigs. All this was done while the brother was pushing a full time job. Tshepo then started to more and more shows outside of Johannesburg in places like Durban, Bloemfontein, Vereeneging etc. which grew his exposure and popularity amongst the South African public. In 2002 Tshepo was invited to perform at the first all black comedy festival, the Smirnoff Comedy Blackout which featured some international acts from the U.S. While balancing his day job at a bank and doing stand up. Towards the end of 2002 Pius was again selected perform at the biggest comedy event in South Africa the Laugh out Loud to an audience of more than 7000 people.
At this time Tshepo also partook in the Sprite Soul Comedy tour which took comedy to many South African small towns namely Kimberly, Bloemfontein, Pietersburg Nelspruit etc. This was also with a lot of corporate events in between. Tshepo went to on to write some literature which got published in the popular Urban writers series. Tshepo then went on to open for Barry Hilton at some of his theatre shows and some of his corporate events. Tshepo was invited to be one of the South African representative at the prestigious Smirnoff Comedy Festival which is the second biggest comedy event in the Southern hemisphere.
Within a month of returning from the comedy festival he was invited to perform in the second comedy Blackout which featured top comedy acts from the United States and South Africa including David Kau and Kagiso Lediga. With all this happening Tshepo has become a writer for the Pure Monate Show which is arguably the most popular show on television amongst black youths. Besides that Tshepo is also a talented actor and up and coming musician. Tshepo has also worked as a master of ceremonies for corporate clients all around South Africa and various festivals. He also did crowd warm ups and emceeing at the All Africa Kora Awards which resulted in him sharing the stage with many of the continents top artists and some international superstars including Kofi Olo Mode Angie Stone and Ludacris amongst others.
Tshepo went on to release a gold selling comedy musical CD under the alias Spykos. Spykos went on to perform at many different venues from Cape Town to Venda to Polokwane to Zimbabwe to Swaziland in many places where he has shred the stage with the biggest musical acts in South Africa from including Zola, Malaika, Pitch Black Afro and many more. With the popularity of Spykos and Tshepo's talent as a comedian it makes him have the ability to perform to the most sophisticated of audiences to the bluest of the blue collar audiences.
In mid 2005 Tshepo was invited as a writer and performer to appear on the MNET show Laugh out Loud with Jeremy Mansfield and Darren Simpson doing pranks on celebrities and the public.