A Night to Remember Comedy Show
Friday, 24 August 2018
Tickets: From R250
Join iconic South African comedians Barry Hilton, Chris Forrest, David Kau, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa and Tumi Morake in a hilarious show in which all monies go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in a year that celebrates the great man’s centenary and legacy.
These comedians appeared together in the hugely successful and ground-breaking 46664 It's No Joke nearly a decade ago. (The 46664 campaign took its name from Mandela's Robben Island prison number; he was prisoner number 466, incarcerated in 1964).
Chris Forrest’s unique dry sense of humour has made him one of the country's most popular comedians. A versatile performer, Forrest has worked in almost every facet of comedy, including stand-up, improv, sketch comedy (stage, TV and radio), sitcom, feature films, industrial theatre, numerous TV adverts, a comedy rap album and many more weird and wonderful things including Celebrity MasterChef.
David Kau needs little introduction and his name is synonymous with many firsts. The Kroonstad-born comic began his career as the first black stand-up comedian in the 1998 Smirnoff Comedy Festival in Cape Town – the only black person on stage out of 44 comics. Since then he has headlined numerous comedy festivals and performed his own comedy specials. He also co-created and hosted the stand-up comedy show Blacks Only.
Marc Lottering has been in the funny business for 20 years and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country. When he is not performing locally, he entertains homesick South Africans abroad. Last year, the Cape Town born comic wrote Aunty Merle the Musical featuring 14 actors and a live band. The show has enjoyed two sell-out seasons and went on to be nominated for four Fleur Du Cap theatre awards.
Nik Rabinowitz is known for his multilingualism, at one time being hailed as the foremost Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian in the country, as well as for his political commentary. He has made guest appearances on several comedy shows, including the British panel show Mock the Week; appeared in the acclaimed film Material and is the author of the book South Africa: Long Walk to a Free Ride.
Riaad Moosa is an award-winning comedian, presenter, writer and actor and happens to be a qualified medical doctor as well! He has produced the world’s first funny medical educational show #DOC in which he utilises humour to communicate important and practical health promotional information. Moosa appeared in Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom and co-wrote and starred in the internationally acclaimed movie Material as well as having toured in a series of hit one-man shows.
Tumi Morake’s edgy and unpredictable brand of comedy has wowed audiences around the globe. She has shared the stage with the likes of David Kau, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton and Chris Forrest and has earned her place as headliner in comedy festivals such as the Kings & Queens of Comedy. She was the first woman to host Comedy Central Presents on African soil and took her one-woman show to the famed Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in 2013.