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Learnmore Mwanyenyeka known professionally as Long John The Comedian, is a Zimbabwean stand-up comedian and actor.

2019 was a big year for learnmore, he won the National Arts Merit Awards as the Outstanding Comedian of the Year, the Savanna Comic Choice Awards as the Pan African Comic of the Year and he was the people's choice award winner in Steve Harvey's Stand Up Spotlight competition and in 2020 he won the National Arts Merit Awards as the Outstanding Comedian of the Year.

Long John stands at over 6 feet, his comedy is brought to life by past experiences, observations and his view(from the top)which elicit rib-tickling laughs, regard less of the crowd.

Since making his comedy debut in 2012, he has since performed with and along side the biggest names on the African Continent and performed in over 25 cities across 15 countries at various TV Shows, theatres, Comedy clubs,and Festivals. Most recently, he’s been seen on Comedy Central Africa's Virtual Comedy Bar.

You may have found other comics funny but you will be laughing LONG after witnessing the very funny, Long John

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The Sunday Mail

Comedian dedicates award to cyclone victims. After the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe in March this year, one of the area’s sons has brought the limelight back on Chimanimani.

Zim Live

Zimbabwean comedian Long John wins Steve Harvey stand-up competition. From hundreds of entries, Long John was announced as the People’s Choice Award winner – by Steve Harvey himself.

News Day

Comedian scoops top African award. LOCAL stand-up comedian Learnmore Mwanyenyeka, popularly known as Long John, has scooped the Pan African Comic of the Year award at the Comic Choice Awards held at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Standard

I want to take Zim comedy global: Long John. I would love to revive comedy in Zimbabwe, but I can’t do it alone. We need a selfless collective approach as comedians and to come up with strategies such as creating more platforms for new comics to develop, fostering commercial buy-ins so that the industry is sustainable.”

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