Johannesburg, 12 April 2018: One is known for leaving crowds in stitches every time he steps on stage; the other as the Kaptein of the Afrikaans music genre. Skhumba Hlophe and Kurt Darren are ready to fan the flames as the latest panellists to the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi in partnership with Showmax. The show will be broadcast on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 21:00 CAT, followed with the extended uncensored version to Showmax subscribers from Tuesday, 8 May 2018.
In the world of comedy, Skhumba’s effervescent persona and ability to make even his “worst critics laugh”, both through his television and radio work, has seen his career skyrocket since starting off eKasi. His “Kasi style flavour” has since seen him on the Blacks Only stage 11 times and sell out two of his countrywide one man shows in the past two years.
Whuuuuuu shem! We will be playing magwarana with Somizi Somgaga the Divo on 7 May, be sure to tune in, it’s about to be 🔥🔥🔥 more details here: https://t.co/L6KyUU5cp6 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. #RoastZA pic.twitter.com/pciW9Esbwh
— TheHomeOfComedy (@ComedyCentralAF) March 19, 2018
Commented Skhumba: “It feels good to be part of the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi and I am looking forward to it. I ain’t afraid of S***; in fact, is Somizi ready?”
With 21 albums under his belt, singer and entertainer Kurt Darren has paid his dues in the entertainment industry since debuting his premiere album, For Your Precious Love, in 1995, winning seven South African Music Awards.
Commented Kurt Darren: “Comedy Central Roast of Somizi will be a true test on my sokkie jokes. I know the viewers will enjoy them; I just wonder whether Somizi is ready for the dance.”
For more information about Comedy Central, please go to www.comedycentralafrica.com, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comedycentralafrica or join the conversation with us on Twitter and Instagram @comedycentralAF. To join the conversation on social media, please use the hashtag #RoastZA
Guess the @ComedyCentralAF #RoastZA Panelist to WIN a double ticket to the show: Ayeye @somizi. Mascara will run, but will it be from tears of joy or #EISH moments? 🤔 This award-winning comedian & Thandeka’s Diary fan is getting ready for BIG BURNS 💋🔥 https://t.co/2F3R8QQG0S pic.twitter.com/y4WX7RRa8s
— Showmax (@ShowmaxOnline) April 11, 2018
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About Comedy Central Africa:
Comedy Central Africa, DStv channel 122, is the home of funny in Africa. Available exclusively on the DStv pay TV platform, Comedy Central is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom, and is used under license in Africa by Viacom International Media Networks Africa. For more information, visit our website, at www.comedycentralafrica.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ComedyCentralAF or on Facebook www.facebook.com/ComedyCentral Africa.
About Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa:
Multimedia entertainment powerhouse VIMN Africa offers the most comprehensive international broadcast portfolio on the African continent, reaching more than 100 million viewers across 52 territories in Africa. VIMN Africa currently comprises 15 separate TV channels and 5 consumer websites, as well as multiple mobile and social media sites. The company’s African business interests include content production and distribution; spot sales, 360-degree sponsorships, events, mobile, digital and consumer products.
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