Comedic geniuses bring ‘Day Zero’ to the Bay

2018-04-04 06:00
From left are comedians, Kagiso Mokgadi, Carl Weber, Yaaseen Barnes and Dalin Oliver.                                                     Photo:SUPPLIED

From left are comedians, Kagiso Mokgadi, Carl Weber, Yaaseen Barnes and Dalin Oliver. Photo:SUPPLIED

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NOTHING is off limits when it comes to stand-up comedians, a fact evident in the title of the latest comedy show to hit Port Elizabeth shores, Day Zero - The Water Shortage Tour on April 6 and 7 at the Protea Hotel by Marriot PE Marine.

The show is a tongue in cheek ode to the current water crisis which is especially prevalent in Cape Town, the home city to the quartet of comedy award winners, Carl Weber, Dalin Oliver, Kagiso Mokgadi and Yaaseen Barnes.

Good Hope FM presenter Dalin Oliver is no stranger to the Port Elizabeth comedy scene as he left his mark in the city in 2016 with tales of his life as a teacher turned comedian. This sought-after funny man broadened his horizons with a role in the South African Movie, Finders Keepers, last year and has since been featured on Comedy Central.

Oliver’s second one man show, Face For Radio had audiences in stitches and was the perfect follow up to I Came, I Taught, I Left. He may have left, but he is back now with his Good Hope FM co-host Carl Weber in tow. Weber is fresh off a sold out one-man show, Bloem-Boykjie Diaries, at Cape Town Comedy Clubs, including a three-night run at Garden Court Theatre.

He made his TV debut on Comedy Central in 2012 and has opened for international acts such as Greg Behrendt and Pablo Francisco. This is an impressive feat taking into consideration that he broke into the comedy scene just over six years go when he won Phat Joe Cape Town’s Next Comic hosted by Heart FM, coincidentally beating his now good friend, Oliver, to the coveted spot.

The two are joined by fellow personality, Yaaseen Barnes, Savanna Comic’s Choice Award winner for Intermediate Comic Of The Year winner, who is not only a sought- after stand up comedian but also a writer for the SAFTA winning Point of Order, a South African panel show which sees comedians go head to head in a mock parliament.

He is currently filming the third season of the extremely popular web series, the Weekly Noise.

Known for his hard hitting one-liners, Yaaseen has had a meteoric rise in comedy since winning the Good Hope FM Laughmaster Competition in 2014.

The foursome is rounded off by comedic powerhouse, Comic’s Choice Award winner, Kagiso KG Mokgadi.

Mokgadi had his comedy breakthrough at the Jo’burg Arts Alive Festival in the Comedy Nine-Nine showcase in 2012 and earned rave reviews from the audience members and organisers. Known for various roles on TV and the Big screen, some of his best known performances include The Jive Funny Festival Cape Town and London, Keeping You in Stitches with Riaad Moosa, The Marc Lottering Roadshow, Blacks Only Comedy Show and many more.

The show starts at 20:00 on both nights.

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