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Monday, March 5, 2012


(London comedy sketch artist, Anil Desai)

An impressive line-up of both international and local stand up and sketch-based comedians will be touring KZN in March for the KWV Indian Comedy Tour.

The line-up features Umit Bali from Sydney, Australia, who provides a fast paced life-as-an-immigrant humour and is a very appealing Australian comedian and Anil Desai from London is a fan of pop culture and thus created his own comedy sketch group The Giant Pineapple Boys and has performed in London and Edinburgh Festivals.

The international acts will be complemented by South Africa’s finest. Rabin Harduth hails from Johannesburg – prolific and busy, a regular on the Jo’burg comedy circuit, he plays 100 acts a year in and around Johannesburg. His comedy reflects an intelligent comedian who keeps the audience captivated with his easy and witty brand of humour. Much loved award-winning Durban theatre personality Shika Budhoo; from Chatsworth can be seen alongside Maeshni Naicker who is well known to SA movie and radio audiences and is recognized for her uncanny ability to cast spells of unbridled laughter on virtually any audience. Also from Chatsworth is Koge Naidoo aka Amsugi who is famous for roles in community plays and her lead role in the South African movie, Broken Promises.

The season kicks off at Sibaya Casino where it will run from March 8 to 11. Booking is at Computicket.

The production then moves on to Newcastle; Port Shepstone; Richards Bay / Empangeni (March 16) and Pietermaritzburg. Performances and booking details as follows:

Newcastle Civic Centre (March 14); bookings on 034 312 9930
Port Shepstone Civic Centre (March 15); bookings through Jay’s Studio on 039 682 1525
Imbizo Centre at Richards Bay / Empangeni (March 16); bookings on 083 652 6309 / 035 792 6180.

Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg on March 18 bookings through Casino Guest relationship on 033 395 8136

Please note: adult audiences only! For more info visit