Next year March, a comedian of note Kevin Carter will grace our shores and as expected he will use his own lingua (Queens Languaga) to entertain thousands of patrons expected.
Talk of lingua, for the very time in SA Kings of Vernac Comedians Show goes live on November 28 at UJ (Soweto Campus).
Is it true that comedy ain’t correct, well be at the venue and check if, the likes of Tol S Mo dishing his gags purely in his mother tongue; Xhosa, Roni Modimola and Salesman (Sepedi), Kedibone Mulaudzi (TshiVenda), Trevor Gumbi (who will only grace the State Theatre stage show only), Simphiwe Shembe and Jay Boogie (Zulus), Elton Mduduzi (Ndebele), Themba Nhlapo (Swati) Franco Rihlampfu (XiTsonga), Chris Mapane (SeSotho); and Brra Thabiso representing Tswana, all care, hmmm?
Although not featuring Mashabela, once testified to me that he’s grown tired of performing his gags in English. Now that his calling has been heeded, let the tribal battle begin!
The idea behind the show is to crown, the vernacular comedians on the line-up, as kings within their tribes comically. Sketches of comedians will be used for this show to portray the comedians as Kings leading tribesman.
This is the brainchild of Kedibone Mulaudzi, one of SA’s underrated stand up comedians.
“Comedy in South Africa has grown extremely and this show was done to make people feel proud about the country’s achievements and history.
Our comedians now feel comfortable to entertain crowds in their home languages because of the attendance. The business has grown, and comedians can now make an honest living with gags in their own language. The amazing thing about this show is that its being done and produced by comedians that played a major role is developing doing comedy in one’s mother-tounge,” says Mulaudzi who is the Premium Comedy, Creative Director.
As a build up to the show free comedy workshops for Art Students with UJ, has been confirmed as part of their youth empowerment plan.
The King of Vernac show will be at University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus on November 28 and at State Theatre on December 12 2015.
Ticket R150 each at both venues. For more information send it to: email@example.com