Cape Town first for Islamic comedy

2015-10-20 06:00
Waseef Piekaan will be one of the comedians performing at the Islamic Comedy Festival on Saturday.

Waseef Piekaan will be one of the comedians performing at the Islamic Comedy Festival on Saturday.

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Cape Town’s first Islamic Comedy Festival will be held in Ottery this weekend.

The fundraising comedy show, hosted by Dar al-Turath al-Islamiyah, will provide not only entertainment but also raise awareness of the religion through an alternative platform.

Comedians Waseef Piekans, Yaaseen Barnes, Tashriq Ahmed, Toufeeq Warrington, Irshaad Mohamed, Shoukard-Allie Rawoot and Moeniel “Mojo” Jacobs will perform.

Dar al-Turath al-Islamiyah is a non-profit organisation which runs an Islamic institution and organises free lectures at the Garlandale Mosque. It is hosting the comedy festival to give more students an opportunity to learn and pay for some of the running costs of the school.

Laughing with Laaghoe takes place at the Country Manor in Schaapkraal, Ottery on Saturday from 20:00. Salah facilities will be available. Food will also be on sale. No children under 14 will be allowed.

Tickets cost R100 and are available from Timbuktu book store, Shop 4 at 19 Golf Course Road, Sybrandt Park or from Aminah Adams on 081 577 3831 or Luqman Najib on 061 038 7602.

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