SA comedy’s rising star Loyiso Madinga will be performing in Durban at the weekend

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AFTER leaving a promising career in the advertising industry in 2012, Loyiso Madinga is fast making a name for himself on the South African stand-up comedy circuit, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

Don’t miss Rob van Vuuren at Michaelhouse

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Rob van Vuuren.

ENJOY the Best of Rob van Vuuren and friends! at the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse in Balgo2wan at 7.30 pm on Thursday, October 12.

Maritzburg College old boy, Van Vuuren, will be joined on stage by Durbanites, Neil Green and Troy Tesla. Continue reading

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

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

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.

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