Michael Kudakwashe is Judge Mike Kugocha, an outspoken and no-holds-barred judge in the Battle of the Chefs cooking competition.
Michael K is a stage and television actor, as well as a popular stand-up comedian. He burst onto Zimbabwe’s performing arts scene in the early 2000’s in the play ‘Waiters’ at the Book Café, and has never looked back since; appearing in countless productions on stage and screen. In 2011 he was voted ‘The Funniest Man in Zimbabwe’ and is inspired by his mentor, the late Walter Muparutsa.
Michael K regularly appears in Magamba TV’s Zambezi News playing a number of hilarious characters including ‘The Minister of Impending Projects’, a character he originally invented as part of his stand-up comedy routine. “Art speaks truth to power and most times we approach serious things by laughing and later think about them” Kudakwashe observed.
Michael K AKA Judge Mike Kugocha gave some epic ‘roasts’ in the film