Big comedy hits home

2016-11-15 06:00
Justin Ray, Kenwyn Davids and Mel Jones will perform live on stage at the Mitchell’s Plain Comedy Festival in December.  PHOTO: Samantha Lee

Justin Ray, Kenwyn Davids and Mel Jones will perform live on stage at the Mitchell’s Plain Comedy Festival in December. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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Six comedy giants are coming to a stage near you.

With the line-up already confirmed and the venue booked, it is all systems go for the first Mitchell’s Plain Comedy Festival.

Taking place at Spine Road High School on Thursday 15 December, you can look forward to great comedic talent for one night only, all on one stage.

Marc Lottering, Kenwyn Davids, Mel Jones, Kurt Schoonraad, Justin Stoffels, known by his stage name as Justin Ray, and Lunga Tshuka will take the stage from 20:00 to late, keeping the audience entertained with material created for the community and inspired by the community.

The content will be relatable and based on concepts that hit home with residents.–

Davids, the event organiser, says the planning for the event started earlier this year.

“There are many guys who come from Mitchell’s Plain who are doing well in comedy and who should be known by the community,” says Davids.

The line-up features five comedians from Mitchell’s Plain, with four of them still living in the area.

“Besides the fact that they are funny, these acts were selected because they are from Mitchell’s Plain. It is something for Mitchell’s Plain by Mitchell’s Plain,” says Davids.

Jones says there is an overwhelming response to comedy in Mitchell’s Plain but not much going on.

“A lot of people have only negative things to say about the community and here we have something that we can get a positive response to,” says Jones.

They hope the showcase will also help inspire youngsters who want to get into comedy.

“When we were growing up we did not have any of this and we did not think comedy could be a career. Comedy is still in its infancy in South Africa and now is as good a time as any to expand on this and show people local comedy is funny; you don’t need to only watch international acts on TV,” says Jones.

“We are going to give Mitchell’s Plain the best and we are hoping they come out in their numbers to support us because we want to keep bringing quality shows to them. You don’t need to go to the Baxter,” says Davids.

The venue will accommodate 1100 people.

V Tickets are available at Computicket.

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