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

Don’t miss Welcome Msomi’s iconic play, ‘uMabatha’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre

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The cast of uMabatha, which is being staged at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre. Photo: Siya Meyiwa

The Durban University of Technology Department of Drama and Production Studies will present a re-interpretation of Welcome Msomi’s iconic and critically-acclaimed 1971 play, uMabatha, until 18 May .

Msomi’s play, known as known as ‘the Zulu Macbeth‘, offers a localised reading of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It will be staged at the Courtyard Theatre, Steve Biko Road, Ritson Campus, Gate 6.  Continue reading

Award-winning music legends, Cyril Neville and Ernie Smith, to wow fans with concert at the Playhouse in Durban

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Cyril Neville.

Great news for music lovers! The International Arts Foundation Inc. from the United States of America, in association with The Playhouse Company, hosts New Orleans-born, Grammy-Award-winning music legend, Cyril Neville and Durban’s own South African Music Award winner, Ernie Smith, in The Playhouse Opera Theatre on Thursday, 4 May at 7.30pm. Continue reading

Double bill of ‘Waiting for Mandela’ at DUT’s Courtyard Theatre

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Sandile Mazibuko, Nosipho Mkhize, Khuleka Xulu and Mbasa Tsetsana

East London-born and Johannesburg-based actor, writer and director Mbasa Tsetsana will be bringing his award-winning production, Waiting for Nelson, to the Courtyard Theatre at the Durban University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Production Studies at 6 pm on Saturday, July 23.

This professional staging will be doubled billed with a student version of Waiting for Nelson under the direction of DUT directing student Sphephelo Dlamini. Continue reading

World premiere of Nobody’s Died Laughing – A Journey with Pieter-Dirk Uys at Durban International Film Festival

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Pieter-Dirk Uys. Photo: Robert A Hamblin

Nobody’s Died Laughing, a theatrical-action-documentary that celebrates the life and work of performing artist and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys, will have its world premiere at the 37th Durban International Film Festival on Sunday, June 19 at 6pm at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Continue reading

Free public screenings at 37th Durban International Film Festival

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Kagiso Lediga

THE Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from June 16 to 26, will host a series of free public screenings.

The DIFF will travel to Clermont, Kwangcolosi, Inanda, Umlazi, KwaMashu and the city centre, where people will have the opportunity to watch this year’s opening night film The Journeymen as well as the comedy – Wonder Boy for President, starring Kagiso Lediga. Continue reading