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2019 SAVANNA Pan African Comic of the Year Long John is an Multi Award Winning International Comedian from Zimbabwe, and standing at over 6 feet, his comedy journey continues to stretch over the African Continent and beyond. He was laughed at for being tall, dark and handsome squint; however, his humor has been able to bring laughs to thousands of people, whilst keeping an eye on the rest of the world. Literally and Figura- tively!

His comedy is brought to life by past experiences, observations and his view (from the top) which elicit rib-tickling laughs, regardless of the crowd. Since making his comedy debut in 2012, he has since performed with and alongside the biggest names on the African Continent, which include, SA’s favorite Uncle, Barry Hilton, ,Loyiso Gola ,Kanssime Anne ,Riaad Moosa, ,Basket Mouth ,and many more

You may have found other comics funny but you will be laughing LONG after witnessing the very funny, Long John. Long John the Comedian has performed in over 25 cities across 15 countries at various TV Shows, theatres, comedy clubs, and Festivals, among others. Some of them include; Mzanzi Magic Comedy Nights- DSTV South Africa, The African Comedy Festival -United Kingdom,- Cape Town Comedy Club-SA, Parkers Comedy Club-SA, Goliath Comedy Club-SA, Shoko Festival- Zimbabwe Swaziland Comedy Festival –Eswatini, Harare International Festival of the Arts – HIFA- Zimbabwe Oppikoppi Festival- SA Kampala Comedy Festival -Uganda Kigali international Comedy festival – Rwanda ,Night Of Laughter Zambia,Park Acoustics- SA, Capital Craft festival - South Africa, Showmax’s Funny People Africa- SA , Punchline Comedy Show - Tanzania and The Churchill show - Kenya to mention but a few. He recently won The NAMA Outstanding Comedian of the Year Award in Zimbabwe, The Savanna Comics Choice Award “Pan African Comedian Of The Year 2019 and The Steve Harvey’s Spotlight Audience choice Award Winner He continues to share the stage with seasoned comics, and provide opportunities to up and com- ing comics. Long John bring the hear, and with a pan, he continues to tour various cities, delivering punch line after punch line!

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The Sunday Mail

Comedian dedicates award to cyclone victims. After the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe in March this year, one of the area’s sons has brought the limelight back on Chimanimani.

Zim Live

Zimbabwean comedian Long John wins Steve Harvey stand-up competition. From hundreds of entries, Long John was announced as the People’s Choice Award winner – by Steve Harvey himself.

News Day

Comedian scoops top African award. LOCAL stand-up comedian Learnmore Mwanyenyeka, popularly known as Long John, has scooped the Pan African Comic of the Year award at the Comic Choice Awards held at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Standard

I want to take Zim comedy global: Long John. I would love to revive comedy in Zimbabwe, but I can’t do it alone. We need a selfless collective approach as comedians and to come up with strategies such as creating more platforms for new comics to develop, fostering commercial buy-ins so that the industry is sustainable.”

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