PMB stand-up comedy night

2018-06-06 06:00
DarrienAsbury entertains the audience with hisstand-up jokes. PHOTO: supplied

DarrienAsbury entertains the audience with hisstand-up jokes. PHOTO: supplied

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LOCAL performing arts and entertainment industry entrepreneur Leora Diaz hosted her first stand-up comedy night last Sunday at the Winston Churchill Theatre in Scottsville, much to the glee of the nearly 100 spectators who braved the cold to show their support.

The audience was kept entertained throughout the night with various local dance and musical acts before and between the comedy sets by local acts such as DJ j-bo and songstress Karen Feeke.

“It was important for me to involve the youth of the local area as I believe that there is much hidden talent lying dormant within our communities which needs to be exposed. Not only focusing around exposure but also the mere fact that beginners get to share the stage with professionals, will bring about a sense of hope, confidence and realisation to the youth that if you are brave enough to step forward and take the opportunities that are presented, the doors will open for you at the right time,” said Diaz.

Various Durban comedians such as Neil Green, Andrew Hughes and Darrien Asbury kept the audience in stitches throughout the night with their jokes.

“Each of the comedians were able to connect with the audience through their relatable/normal day-to-day situations which they turned into jokes,” said Diaz.

Many of the comedians who took to the stage are up-and-coming performers in South Africa, and after their performances the audience was allowed to meet and mingle with them, which gave way to many selfies.

“Even though the numbers were small, it was certainly full of fun. Through years of experience, my concern has always lent towards quality and not quantity. Preparation is key and the entire crew behind the scenes understood and executed perfectly their specific skills required for the concept of the show to come to life.

“Having said that, the show was amazing, brilliant and hilariously funny,” said Diaz.

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