PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Enock Bentley Maplank
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 802
 
 
 

The Kenny Kunene Boast (not roast)

30 April 2014, 10:43
Watching the roast last night on Comedy Central the first joke was of course Jimmy Carr's surname. I mean, he is English but they couldn't spell Car correctly. I smell Bollywood. He looked like a Chetty to me. His first joke was unsurprisingly about Zimbabwe. Problem number one (as I noticed) his first official joke was about Oscar Pistorius: what's new! The crowd was apprehensive at first, understandably so since no such joke had been cracked live and on national television.Problem number two was lack of focus from Carr and his fellow roasters. They seemed to forget so fast that we were roasting Kenny Kunene - not themselves. To be perfectly honest Kunene felt much extolled last night than dressed down. If this bunch of unprofessional comedians wanted an excuse for a show did they really have to hide behind Kunene? Also - problem number three - the 'kill -your-girlfriend-in-the-toilet' joke is now tired! Almost everyone has repeated it.It was obvious why Trevor Noah is having a proper monopoly in S.A. He has original jokes. The panel last night had what I like to call Sailor jokes. Theses are jokes that have been heard over and over and over again told differently. Even Vlismas who I expected better from forgot about roasting the notorious playboy. And when the definition of Vlismas was finally revealed it all made sense why he should be among comedy's endangered species.Who in their right senses invites Dineo Ranaka to act as a comedian? The only statement that came from her was her fashion statement.I missed Trevor Noah last night. Isn't it baffling that we have one the best comedians in the world (arguably) but we'd rather have the talentless Somizi and that other radio host that came out of the closet too late, the rapper with the skateboard ramp cap, the warped version of Kanye's baby mama and the other  inconspicuous ones (except for size: Tumi). What a waste.Kenny Kunene had the night of his life last night. He escaped a roast unscathed. Not so if Noah had been summoned. Not so at all.Problem number four was how everyone South African in the crowd looking seemingly insulted by anti-South African jokes dished out by Jimmy Carr. It's a comedy show, dweebs.  The radio host, he of coming out of the closet in his fourth decade, showed the most signs of unease when Carr laid a brick on his language, Afrikaans. In turn he decided to insult Carr in Afrikaans. Who does a stupid thing as that. If you insult me in a language I don't speak aren't you just screaming a the walls? I really wonder what this man's listeners listen to when he's on air. All in all, for the record, may I say it was a well arranged function. I just pray that next time the organizers call real comedians for the panel and, more importantly, leave the roasting of Oscar to Gerrie Nel.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Joe Johnson789
Celebrity deaths bring violent cr...

The eyes of the world were on South Africa for about ten months the trial of Oscar Pistorius lasted. It was reported as one of the most watched media events in recent history. Read more...

7 comments 323 views
Submitted by
Manny Obi-Wan Meyer
The pleasure of finding things ou...

I have often wondered how the events of my past have structured my life in the present, my various skills and propensities, my way of reflecting upon the world at large. Read more...

4 comments 337 views
Submitted by
capetowndoll
God is tangible

I am writing this to let every atheist know what happened to me when I was deeply concerned about my mother. Read more...

187 comments 2162 views
Submitted by
Inspired Parenting
10 Tips for helping our matric st...

As more than half a million matrics in South Africa begin their exams, the hopes and dreams of our country rest on their shoulders. Read more...

8 comments 396 views
Submitted by
Percy_Makholwa
Mindless seriousness

The work place is at times defined by mindless seriousness, at least this is my experience in the South African workforce.  Read more...

5 comments 395 views
Submitted by
Enzo Ball
God ran out of time

We are constantly told that god is this that and the other, he is, he was and will be, plus other really amazing stuff.  Read more...

100 comments 950 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R2100 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

TV Series – 2 for R299

Loads of hot titles to choose from. Shop now!

Hot offer: Up to 50% off irons

Save up to 50% on all Philips irons. While stocks last. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.