Firing up his audience with his unique brand of observational humour, Tats Nkonzo (@TatsNkonzo) is establishing himself as a comic force to be reckoned with. With his arsenal of humour, intellect and a guitar, Tats brings a flavour to stand up comedy that is unrivalled be it on stage or television.

A finalist in the first season of So You Think You're Funny, Tats Nkonzo left a lasting impression on judges and producers alike. Such was the impact that, even after elimination (Top 8), he was requested to prepare material as a guest performer in the final round of the competition.

Tats went on to open for Nik Rabinowitz in both his sold out one-man shows, "You Can't Be Serious" and "Stand and Deliver" and for Loyiso Gola at the Teatro at Monte Casino for Loyiso's one man show, "Life and Times". On television, Tats has appeared on the third season of Idols as a top 24 finalist. Along with Nik Rabinowitz, Tats was profiled on CNN's African Voices where he was engaged about his use of stand up comedy as a nation building tool. Tats is currently the host of South Africa's Got Talent a role that he took on after the departure of Rob Van Vuuren and Anele Mdoda from the show. In 2014 Tats became the star of ETV's successful game show I Love South Africa which is currently on its second season. Tats has also made numerous appearances on ETV's Late Night News with Loyiso Gola where he performs in a segment called the Morale Index which comments on the country's morale based on the week's news.

Tats Nkonzo's stage work includes three one-man shows, "Can't Tats This" in 2012, "2nd Base" in 2013 and "The Clever Black" in 2014. He has performed stand-up at the Montreux Comedy Festival, Harare International Festival of Arts, Comedy Ensembles and Comedy Central Presents. Tats is due to appear at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2015.

Tats has appeared in the first Blacks Only DVD after performing as part of an ensemble line-up that entertained a sold out Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City for two nights of sizzling comedy. Tats is also a sought after comedian in the corporate space having performed many corporate gigs for many clients.