Crazy Comedy – Ben Voss delivers with Bushwhacker logic

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FOR those of you who missed seeing Benny Bushwhacker — conservationist, environmental campaigner and the only man to have thrice walked the length of Africa barefoot — in Durban, then you had better make sure you book to see him at the Hilton Arts Festival this weekend. Continue reading

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Enjoy some crazy comedy at the Golden Horse Casino in ‘Maritzburg

Khanyisa_Bunu_05THREE of the funniest men and women in comedy are heading to Pietermaritzburg to perform in Crazy Funny! at the Golden Horse Casino at 8 pm on Saturday, October 14.

Hosted by the casino and On Fire Entertainment!, the line-up includes Khanyisa Bunu (pictured), who opened for Trevor Noah on his most recent South African tour, and Durban comedy stalwarts, Masood Boomgaard and Neil Green. Continue reading

Comedians, Aaron McIlroy, John Vlismas and Jem Atkins, to deliver ‘An Evening of Chemody’ to support Themi Venturas

Join John Vlismas, Aaron McIlroy and Jem Atkins in An Evening of Chemody at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 7.30pm on Monday, June 26 and help raise funds for theatre legend, Themi Venturas’ medical expenses. Continue reading

Get your funnybone well and truly tickled at Durban Comedy Week

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This month’s Durban Comedy Week, which runs until September 2, will feature the talents both Cape Town and Johannesburg funnymen – Loyiso Madinga, Westley Cockrell and Stuart Cairns.

They will be joined by local comedians, Jem Atkins and Neil Green, for the gigs hosted by On Fire Comedy.

  • Wednesday, August 31 at 8.30 pm at Amsterdam Comedy Club, Amsterdam Bar/Restaurant: 143 Helen Joseph Rd, Glenwood, Durban. Tickets R50. Inquiries and bookings: 031 811 5449.
  • Thursday, September 1 at 8.30 pm at the New York Comedy Club, New York Restaurant and Bar: 101 Innes Road, Morningside, Durban. Tickets R60. Inquiries and bookings: 031 312 9605.
  • Friday, September 2 at the Tina’s Hotel Comedy Night, Tina’s Hotel (Restaurant and Bar), 14 Beryldene Road, Kloof. Tickets R100. Inquiries and bookings: 031 764 7843.

Durban comedy is on fire!

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Durban comedy promoters, Jem Atkins and Jess Knauf (On Fire Comedy), have been nominated for a prestigious award at this year’s 6th Annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.

They’re up against national comedy promoter heavyweights – Cape Town Comedy Club, David Kau (Blacks Only brand), Goliath & Goliath, and Gino Fernandez (Cape Town) – for the highly prized Best Friend of Comedy award. Continue reading

Comedy stars, Joey Rasdien and Alfred Adriaan, set to wow Durban

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Joey Rasdien.

JOEY Rasdien and Alfred Adriaan will be headlining Durban Comedy Week, from July 27 to 31.

The event, which is being hosted by On Fire Comedy, will also feature well-known Durban comics, Jem Atkins, Neil Green, Masood Boomgaard, Neville Pillay and Kelvin Stoffels.

Also on the line-up are hot, up-and-coming Durban acts Tyson Heffer, Kwanda Radebe, Tibs, Mohammad Vawda and Troy Tesla. Continue reading

Durban bids farewell to comedian Dusty Rich

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THE time has come for Dusty Rich to say goodbye to his home country as he moves to Australia to kickstart his international comedy career – but not before going back to where it all started and treating his Durban fans to one last epic comedy showdown.

On Fire Comedy proudly presents the Dusty Rich Farewell Show! at the beautiful Durban Jewish Club at 8.30 pm on Wednesday, June 15. Also on the bill are Darren Maule, Carvin Goldstone, Neil Green, Jem Atkins and Masood B.

It’ll be one last unforgettable ‘Dusty Rich Showdown’ that promises a few surprises and will have you rolling in your seats and shaking your head at the man who literally “oozes funny”!

Tickets: R150 at Computicket.