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Monday, March 26, 2012


(Kagiso Lediga headlines the event)

Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World in conjunction with eThekwini Municipality and Podium Comedy Merchants, again plays host this Easter to one of the best comedy experiences in South Africa, the Durban Comedy Jam on April 5.

This edition’s line-up at the SunZone at Suncoast promises to be nothing short of comedic excellence with six of the finest South African comedians setting the stage on fire with their brand of funny.

Louise Howell, Marketing Manager of Suncoast said: “Durban has shown tremendous support to the quarterly Durban Comedy Jam, with each show having been sold out in the past. Not only are we as Suncoast privileged to host South Africa’s top comedy acts under one roof in one show, but we are excited about giving up and coming local comedians a world-class platform to showcase their talent to our very demanding audiences”.

Award-winning stand-up comedian John Vlismas will be MC for the night. Vlismas has made a name for himself in the industry and is dominating the comic stages alongside other male greats.

Kagiso Lediga, headliner for the evening, is no stranger to the industry. His hilariously charming and charismatic comedic stints have crowds roaring with laughter. He ventured into comedy while he was a student at the University of Cape Town and has since made a name for himself on the South African comedy scene through corporate gigs and stand-up comedy. With an impressive CV that includes producing, shows like the Pure Monate Show (PMS), and movies like Bunny Chow, Lediga has also had a very successful career in television and on stage which has made him a force to be reckoned with.

Durban’s very own Ntuzuma-born Sya-B who is remembered for his outstanding performance in 99% Zulu Comedy is another crowd catcher. Sya-B took the comedy scene by storm while studying at the Durban University of Technology and found most of his material from observing the interesting tertiary education lifestyle. He will share the stage with other comic giants and colourful characters such as Darren Maule, Dusty Rich and Neville Pillay.

Durban Comedy Jam takes place on April 5 at the SunZone at Suncoast and runs for two-hour. Tickets R120 booked through Computicket. Seating is reserved and no under 16’s will be allowed.