Felix Warutere (born April 29, 1994) is an African standup comedian, actor, scriptwriter, and spoken word artiste of Kenyan origin. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music.
Warutere was born in Nyeri County, to Dr Joseph Mathenge Warutere and Tabitha Njambi Mbogo, a nurse with the Kenyan government. In 2000, the family shifted to Thika, Kiambu County, where he was majorly raised.
He started his primary school studies in Kirinyaga Primary school and Narumoru Junior Academy in Nyeri county, due to the shifting the parents did when he was young, he studied in several other schools including St. Monica Academy (Othaya, Nyeri county), Mang’u Primary school (Mang’u, Kiambu county), Joeska academy (Gatanga, Kiambu county) and St. Martins Boys (Kahuro, Murang’a County) where he compeleted the studies.
He later joined Murang’a High School in Murang’a County, graduated and went to Technical University of Kenya to Pursue Civil Engineering where he currently is.
Warutere started his acting in primary school. He was actively involved in entertaining parents and other visitors during parent days and other stakeholders meetings. In high school he joined the drama club where he later became the chairman and presented the National Drama Festivals winning narrative, 2010, Our School Bus, at statehouse to his Excellency former president Mwai Kibaki. After completing his high school studies in 2011, he joined Artskills Theater which was a travelling theater company. He has performed all over the country, acting as different characters in various set books. Theater enabled him to learn more about himself and he emerged to be a comic.
In June 2012, Warutere attended LOL auditions. It was a standup comedy show that was about to premiere on K24. Luckily, he was taken and was featured in the show where he performed standup comedy as Skeletronixx. Sadly, the show was pulled down on November the same year, but his spirit did not stop.
In 2013, he was picked by Naswa, which airs on Citizen TV and became a prankster. Later he also became part of the comedy crew which was featured on Tukuza, which airs on KTN every Sunday.
He also kick started his spoken word career in the same year, with the motive of inspiring people. He shot his first spoken word video called Acts 319 which enjoyed airplay but for a short time. He has performed in several stages including the Riverwood Academy Awards, 2014, with a piece called Journey.
He has been featured in several programs including Hekaya za likobe (Qtv) as him.
In the start of 2014, he cancelled his external contracts and started a comedy filler show; Cheka Therapy which aired on Youth Tv, the show came to an end on August the same year in order for him to pursue other ventures.
In the same year, he featured in Kijakazi (Africa Magic Swahili) as himself.
In 2012, Warutere acted as Gedi in Mstahiki Meya.
He was involved in conception of Tamed, Which bagged several awards in Kalasha and Riverwood Academy Awards.
In 2013, he was featured in Cajetan boy’s, Strata, as a supporting character.
In 2014, Warutere landed his first major role as Karis in the upcoming film, Switch.
He will also feature in Mtaani, an upcoming comedy series, as himself.