Comedy Central Roast Battle, Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino.


SA’s stand-up comedians are donning their armour and sharpening their swords for the latest Comedy Central Roast Battle, a to-the-death battle where the only weapons are your wits, killer one-liners and finely-honed insults (Comedy Central Roast Battle, Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino, Johannesburg, Thursday 6 October).

Going head-to-head for the most laughs are Devin Gray and his opponent Khanyisa Bunu, Lungelo Ndlovu and Thabiso Mhlongo, and Warren Robertson squares up against Kedibone Mulaudzi.

Each comedy duo will battle it out before competing in a three-way “Roast-off” at the end of the evening in front of celebrity judges, TV presenter and entrepreneur Maps Maponyane and film producer and comedy promoter Ryan Harduth.  Keeping the duelling comic warriors in check is MC and radio host Ayanda ‘MVP’ Mdluli.

The evening’s victor will join previous winners Richelieu Beaunoir, Dave Levinsohn, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Dillan Oliphant at the Roast Battle grand finale later this year.

Says Dillon Khan, Senior Channel Director, Comedy Central, Africa: “The Roast Battle is an engaging comedy format that has allowed us to showcase South African comedy and comedians in a fun new wayThe competitors in this round can bring the laughs in their own right, but will they have what it takes to triumph in this competitive battle format? Only one will be able to high-five their way to victory and bragging rights.”

Tickets for the Comedy Central Roast Battle are available from Computicket or on the door at Parker’s on 6 October.  Tickets cost R150.  Doors open at 18:00. Over 18s only.

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