Chomi Ya Jeso Mahlokwane is a professional stand-up comedian born in Burgersfort, Limpopo, in 1990. He made history in South Africa becoming the first comedian who performs in a vernacular language to win Best Newcomer award at the 2019 Annual Savanna Comics Choice Awards hosted at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

He shares stages with the biggest comedians in South Africa and has headlined big shows like Limpopo’s Funniest Comedians, Blacks Only, Comedy Picnics and many more.

James ‘Chomi Ya Jeso’ Mahlokwane won the Savanna Newcomer of the Year Award at the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards at The Lyric Theatre on September 7.

Chomi Ya Jeso made history by being the first vernacular comedian to win this award. The awards saw an unequalled celebration of African comedy excellence in its ninth spectacular year.