Who is Trevor Gumbi?

- Article by Hype Avenue (April 3, 2015)

Trevor Gumbi

SAFTA (South African Film & Television Awards) nominee Trevor Gumbi is a South African comedian, writer and actor.

Trevor stars as Gideon Gwinyimbuzi, the security guard that works at the reception of the apartment building, his character is dim witted to say the least. He also stars in the SABC1 sitcom Ses’Top La and hosted the Mzansi Magic travel show Msawawa True South with Trevor Gumbi.

Trevor writes monthly columns for both the Campus Cosmo and the Cosmopolitan magazines, in which he portrays an agony Uncle and a helpful Professor. Trevor was voted one of South Africa’s Twitter Kings in Cosmopolitan magazine’s January 2011 issue.

With John Vlismas, he co-hosted Nando’s multi-day conference in 2005 and performed for a large internal launch for McDonalds in 2006. That same year saw him performing in the FNB Lifestart campus road show, travelling to campuses countrywide.

While outspoken and sometimes controversial, Gumbi is active in the corporate market, where he can be found entertaining executives and their staff with tailored material.

Gumbi has appeared at several major comedy south African comedy events, including performing at Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, King-size comedy jams, Blacks Only, Laugh out Loud and Arts Alive comedy festival.

He has voice over experience on e.tv’s animated series Jozi Zoo, can be heard doing skits on 5fm as “The black guy at a braai” and enjoyed success staring on his TV skit show for the Vodacom Super 14 rugby season as Offside Vilakazi on “The desk with Offside Vilakazi”.

Trevor Gumbi is widely recognisable as the character he plays in Vodacom’s Brother Ubuntu Freedom ads & the voice of the foul in Hippo insurance ad campaign and was a senior script writer on SABC 3’s political satire talk show Last say.

He was also seen weekly on the SABC1 celebrity entertainment show The Real Goboza and was a featured comedian in the January episode of the Comedy Central series Comedy Central Presents… Live at Parker’s, in 2013.

In 2014 he had a starring role as Thomas Gumbi – a humble man hailing from a township in Newcastle in love with Mpho, last born and only daughter of the Ledwaba family, a royal wealthy family – in the eKasi+ sitcom Van ‘n Sit.

- Article by Hype Avenue (April 3, 2015)