This coming Saturday, Ntuli will duke it up against fellow comedians Skhumba Hlophe, Chris Mapane, Mashabela Galane and Collen ‘Salesman’ Chepi in the Non-English Comic category at the Comics’ Choice Awards. Ntuli can’t contain her excitement about the big night.
“To be nominated by your peers and be acknowledged by your fellow comedians on its own is an honour. If I win it will look good on my room divider [laughs]. Above all we are just looking forward to the actual show. You never know what to expect on the big night, the whole production; will there be an element of surprise? What is being done this year? Will it be funnier than last year? Will there be skits?” Ntuli excitedly expressed.
Talks then shift to her love-life and Ntuli quickly turns to comedic relief as a defence mechanism, resulting in the conversation changing gears into a hilarious cat-and-mouse game. Asked about her current romantic status, she retorts:
“Like I always say private life, private party. The simplest thing I can say to answer this is I’m single, in the sense that I’m not married.”
After going back and forth for about two minutes – frolicsome and memorable at that – we eventually move on and Ntuli seem to let her guard down when asked whether it was hard to date being a black female comedian?
“I find it hard to date being a South African altogether. These days dating is so political. It’s either for financial gains or sexual gains. You never know where you stand with people. In general, I’m a Zulu girl and people want you to act a certain way. Dating is tricky in general.”