Scene City: Celebs sizzle atcomic roasting

2012-09-15 12:48

I’m a big fan of Comedy Central’s celebrity roasts and have watched Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff and many others get roasted by their friends and entertainment industry colleagues.

The jokes are vicious, crude and often inappropriate. Nothing is out-of-bounds, that’s what makes them so funny.

On Tuesday night, the first local roast was held, with controversial entertainment figure Steve Hofmeyr in the hot seat.

Gold Reef Casino regulars shifted their dazed stares from slot machines long enough to catch celebrities walking the red carpet to the Lyric Theatre.

Guests included singers Chris Chameleon and Louise Carver; comedians Chris Forrest, Tumi Morake, Conrad Koch, Loyiso Gola, David Kibuuka, Kedibone Mulaudzi; fashion designer Marianne Fassler, model Shashi Naidoo, 7de Laan’s Amalia Uys; Isidingo actors Motlatsi Mafatshe and Ashish Gandrapasad, The Wild’s Tumisho Masha, Ty Keogh and Hayley Owen.

Scandal! was represented by Clint Brink, Lorcia Cooper and Dawn Matthews. Not to be left out of the action was the Blue Bulls captain and Springbok player Pierre Spies, Metro FM’s Azania Mosaka, 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana, Big Brother 7 winner Keagan Peterson and many others.

Hofmeyr was a good sport in a too-young blue suit with Sketchers (in this day and age!) tekkies.

The 2012 Comic of the Year, Trevor Noah was a superb Roastmaster as his come-backs kept the audience in stitches.

Roasters were Casper de Vries, John Vlismas and David Kau, Anele Mdoda, Kuli Roberts, Minki van der Westhuizen, Robert Whitehead and Shaleen Surtie-Richards.

Mdoda and Vlismas were by far the best roasters while Roberts and Van der Weshuizen were at the other end of the scale.

The jokes were as crude as expected and often cringe-worthy but the stellar delivery by some of the roasters ensured it was entertaining.

The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr will premiere on Comedy Central, Monday 24 September at 9pm.

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