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OMG, they’re gonna kill Kenny! [Win Tickets]

28 Mar

Kenny KuneneWell, not really. But they are going to roast him.

Kenny Kunene, according to Wikipedia, is a businessman from South Africa and Secretary-General of the Patriotic Alliance.
According to Comedy Central Africa however, he is the next SA famous-person to be roasted like a piece of flame grilled chicken.

Yes, I did just allude to the fact that this event is sponsored by Nando’s.  Now you know.

What caught my eye, was not so much the roastee (I mean, Kenny does politics, he doesn’t need anyone else to make an arse out of him. That’s what his career is for). What’s gonna make this roast stand out, is the interesting panel of roasters:

John VlismasJohn Vlismas
You haven’t been insulted until you have been insulted by this outrageously hilarious comedian.

Tumi Morake
According to her website, she is a “Comedienne – Actress – Writer – Academic – Mother – Wife”. After this roast, she can add chef to her little list.

Jack Parow
Afrikaans zefrapper, poet and prophet (yes, I do think he is all that) will no doubt bring in some Kommin Kaap to the mix. And by that I mean “Jou ma se p*es”.

Rian van Heerden
Controversial radio host and opinionist Rian will no doubt lend some shock value to the roast

PJ PowersP.J Powers
The legendary songstress was banned from radio and TV in the late 80’s. Let’s see if she can turn the heat up so much so that they ban her again…

Dineo Ranaka
Ok, according to me this radio/presenter is a very nice person. Seriously. Now, having seen my share of roasts, I know that it is quite often the nice ones that surprise you… #BURN

Somizi Mhlongo
Not sure if it will be him or his alter ego (Madame Gigi) doing the roasting. Either way, prepare for  some bitch slaps flying…

Khanyi MbauKhanyi Mbau
Coz every roast needs a hottie. Haha.

 

 

 

 

 

Now here’s the clincher:


Jimmy CarrYour Roast Master is one of my personal favourite comedians, the inimitable Jimmy Carr.
Everything this man does, is quite simply brilliant. From his stand-up shows and quiz shows to public appearances and (I’m sure) doing mundane stuff like tying his shoes, Jimmy is a genius. So when one of the world’s “most offensive” comedians is your roast master, you can be sure that it will be one to remember.

Details:

  • The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene Fired up by Nando’s
  • 3 April (Thursday)
  • 20:00-23:30
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Tickets: Computicket / Lyric Theatre Box Office @R700

To find out more about Comedy Central’s Roast of Kenny Kunene Fired up by Nando’s, check it out on Facebook or follow the fun on Twitter @ComedyCentralAFInstagram or Tumblr

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Kenny Kunene Roast

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Comedy and Racism

21 May

Although the title seems very serious, this is not really the case.

The Box

Or is it?

As mentioned in a previous post, I am expanding my horizons by venturing into the whole stand-up comedy experience. So far it has been awesome, and I look forward to many more gigs. Comedy is giving me an opportunity to voice my opinions in a funny, entertaining way. One of the things I feel very strongly about, is racism. I think that I might make more use of the platform given to me to shake some cages and rattle some chains on this topic.

On the other hand, maybe I just enjoy talking shit and making people laugh. Let’s see where this journey takes us.

Here’s a short clip from a set I did on Sunday at The Box Comedy, POP Art Theatre in Johannesburg.

The sound is better than the previous post’s clip, but still shit. If anyone wants to donate a video cam to me, feel free to do so 😉

I would love to hear your opinion on this matter. Is it OK for white comedians to venture into racial comedy, or is that a right reserved for coloured and black comedians?

My First Comedy Set

27 Apr

I had a dream, that one day, I will stand on stage and make people laugh.

Baas de BeerNow, I’ve been MC’ing on-and-off for roughly the past 12 years, the last 3 of them professionally. Yet I have never ventured into the sphere of stand-up comedy. Reason for this being that, well, ummm… I actually had no real excuse. My only issue was that I was unsure about my own funniness, and as a (humble brag) really good MC it would have been really shit if I bombed out in comedy.

Arcade Empire (I’ve told you about their food in the past) has recently started the #KAKFunny Comedy Sessions. Every last  thursday of the month, they bring in a few of South Africa’s most awesome comedians, and one or 2 n00bs. On this night, I was the n00b.

For the first time in my life, I was actually nervous about getting on stage to talk to people. This was a weird feeling, considering I’ve had thousands of people in front of me at Oppikoppi and other festivals, I’ve presented events to everyone from old age homes to super-high end business people, and on a weekly basis I deal with a bunch of fun and drunk people who have to make sense of what I’m saying.

All in all, my first set went very well. I will forever be grateful to Nina Hastie (the organiser) for putting me on the bill, as well as the comedians who performed that night for giving me feedback and hi5’s (Jason Goliath, Nick Goliath, Donovan Goliath and Dusty Rich). Also a BIG thanx to Werner Cloete, one of my personal favourite SA comedians who came to support and upon request, crit the shit outta me.
Lastly, thanx to the friends who came to support me, and Henno Kruger for the full video.

Have look at a bit of what I did, drop me a comment to tell me how awesome I am, or if you think I suck. I’m easy.

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