Celebs and comics team up for Comedy Central’s new show, ‘Famous Last Words’

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Jeannie D will be trying her hand at stand-up comedy in the new show,’ Famous Last Words’, on Comedy Central. Photo: Supplied

WHAT do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John Robbie; Isidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?

They are all about to become stand-up comedians in Comedy Central’s new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on DStv channel 122 on Monday, August 14, at 9 pm. Continue reading

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Get some comedy relief with the best funnymen – and women – in SA

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Joey Rasdien will headline Savanna Durban Comedy Week, which runs from July 26 to 29. Photo: Supplied

LIFE can be all too serious, so why not enjoy some comedic relief courtesy of a mix of Durban and South Africa’s best funnymen – and women. Continue reading

Emperors Palace presents proudly coloured comedy for the whole family

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Proudly Coloured Comedy, BrainOu – BrainOu, returns to Emperors Palace on October 29, with another stellar line-up of ‘proudly coloured’ comedians. Apt timing too, with the hashtag #coloureds recently trending on Twitter as South Africans tried to claim their piece of Wayde van Niekerk’s 400m Olympic victory.

The well-known comedy series adds colour to the stage at the Theatre of Marcellus with Kurt Schoonraad, Joey Rasdien, Roni Modimola, Neil Green, Farhan Esat, Mel Jones and Andrew Hughes. A community largely plagued by stereotypes, these guys are not afraid to tell it like it is. Continue reading

Durban comedy is on fire!

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Jem Atkins and Jess Knauf

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