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Thursday, February 23, 2012


Laugh your way through the Life & Times of South Africa’s funny man Loyiso Gola when he takes to the stage on March 2 and 3 at the SunZone at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

With a groundbreaking weekly television show on and eNews that is taking South Africa by storm, Loyiso Gola recently celebrated his 10th anniversary in South African comedy with a show titled Life & Times. His runs at Suncoast will also serve as the KZN launch of his DVD of the same show.

With his sharp wit, unmistakable charm and thought provoking comedy style, Loyiso Gola has been enthralling, mystifying and entertaining audiences for an entire decade. His first one man show – Loyiso Gola for President – enjoyed runaway success, earned him rave reviews and served to announce his arrival as one of the country’s best comedians.

As a result, he went on to win a South African Comedy Award for Best Breakthrough Comedy Act in 2007, was later nominated for the Best Comedian of the Year Award at the Stars of Mzansi Awards and more recently in the same category at last year’s inaugural Comics Choice Awards.

Loyiso’s journey in the mirth-making business has been a 10-year odyssey of madness. During this time he has performed alongside the best South Africa has to offer as well as shared the stage with the best comedians in the world, such as Russell Peters, Jimmy Carr, Pablo Francisco, Jim Jefferies, Paul Rodriguez, Mark Curry and Brandon Burns, to name a few.

He has experienced life, developed his craft and evolved as a comedian while the country has navigated through some interesting times, socially, economically and politically.

In Life & Times, an older more enlightened and insightful Gola will bring to the stage some of his celebrated material amassed over a decade of performance which will also be interwoven in a narrative that will include content about the events and people who have shaped the country and the world we live in over the past 10 years.

Mike Dowsley MD of Suncoast says, “Suncoast is proud to be associated with high profile celebrities such as Loyiso Gola. This exemplifies the vision of Suncoast being one of the best entertainment hot spots in Durban”. This show is also proudly supported by the eThekwini Municipality as part of their commitment to bringing premium entertainment to the region and further developing home grown talent.

Life & Times runs at SunZone at Suncoast Casino on March 2 and 3. Tickets R150 pp for VIP seating (R120 for general admission). Tickets available at Computicket and at the Suncoast Box Office. Seating is reserved.