Thanks to everyone who supported my debut solo comedy show at La Mama Theatre!

You helped make my impossible dream come true.

Images by Darren Gill.


My name is Taku Mbudzi and I love to tell stories — give me a pen, a microphone or a camera and I’ll have something to say. I’m fired up about authentic voices telling their own stories and enjoy using humour to help young people speak up and out for themselves.

I’m constantly re-discovering who I am as an artist. I’m exploring, experimenting and playing, unlocking unexpected joys in my writing life.

I often capture my writing adventures on audio, so tune in to Two Words with Taku, wherever you find your fave podcasts and subscribe to join our podcast community.

Latest Posts

How to write 5-minute comedy set for an open mic

Hey everyone, a few of you have asked for writing and preparation tips for the open mic, so I’ve shared some short 1-minute videos on my TikTok. The videos show how I write and structure my jokes for a 5-minute comedy set, starting with a ridiculous punchline, working around a relatable theme and throwing in […]

Kindess is Power

My film, Gugu naGogo, is a finalist for Australia’s inaugural Screen Well Awards in the Production of the Year category. I tried my best to lead with kindness and joy when making my film, and it feels great to be nominated. Winners will be announced on World Mental Health Day, 10 October and anyone can […]

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