Setting the stage on fire

2012-04-03 00:00

SIX of the finest South African comedians will be setting the stage on fire with their brand of funny at this year’s Durban Comedy Jam in the Suncoast SunZone on Thursday.

Hosted by Suncoast Casino and ­Entertainment World, eThekwini Municipality and Podium Comedy Merchants, the event will feature award-winning stand-up John Vlismas as the emcee. The straight-talking comic has made a name for himself in the industry and is dominating stages alongside other male greats.

Kagiso Lediga is the headliner for the evening, and his hilariously charming and charismatic comedic stints promise to have the crowd roaring with laughter.

Lediga ventured into comedy while he was a student at the University of Cape Town, and has since made a name for himself on the South African comedy scene through corporate gigs and stand-up.

With an impressive CV that includes producing shows like the Bunny Chow, Lediga has also had a very successful career in television and on stage, making him a force to be reckoned with.

Also on the bill is Durban’s very own Ntuzuma-born Sya-B, who is remembered for his outstanding performance in 99% Zulu Comedy, took the comedy scene by storm while studying at the Durban University of Technology, and found most of his material from observing the interesting tertiary-education lifestyle.

Joining these two funnymen will be three of Durban’s most colourful characters — Darren Maule, Dusty Rich and Neville Pillay.

Louise Howell, marketing manager of Suncoast. said: “Durban has shown tremendous support for the quarterly Durban ­Comedy Jam, with each show having been sold out in the past. We are excited about giving up-and-coming local comedians a platform to showcase their talent to our very demanding audiences”.

Tickets for the show are R120 at Computicket. Seating is reserved, and no under 16’s will be allowed.

— Arts Editor.


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