Comedian, MC & TV Show Host
Mpho Popps (real name Mpho Modikoane) is a South African comedian who is best known to television viewers for being one of the celebrities to compete in the sixth season of the SABC3 reality competition Strictly Come Dancing, in 2013.
Popps first got noticed on the SABC1 reality competition So You Think You’re Funny! in 2009 before going on the club circuit in Johannesburg, where he quickly made a name for himself and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Trevor Noah and Marc Lottering.
He has subsequently appeared on Blacks Only, Mzansi Magic’s Opening Guys and Laugh Out Loud and on the talk show Late Night with Kgomotso.He was also a commentator on the second season of the Vuzu show 10 Over 10, in 2013. In 2015, Mpho landed his first starring role in television, in the Mzansi Magic drama series aYeYe