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Thursday, October 29, 2015


(Trevor Gumbi)

Top comedians Trevor Gumbi and Masood Boomgaard will be in the spotlight at the next Pavilion Hotel comedy night tonight (October 29).

The elegant hotel on Durban’s Golden Mile will host a monthly comedy night on the last Thursday of every month. Each evening will feature a well known South African comedian performing on the national circuit, being paired with a local comedian.

This month’s guests will be the legendary Trevor Gumbi, and Durban’s own comedian, and braai master, Masood Boomgaard – who recently set a new world record holder for braaing for the longest time.

While outspoken and sometimes controversial, Trevor Gumbi is a firm favourite in the corporate market, where he can be found entertaining executives and their staff with tailored material, proving that he has the ability to adapt rapidly and appropriately for diverse audiences. Trevor Gumbi is equally comfortable entertaining pencil-pushers to top executive management who love his style of comedy. He has performed at all the major comedy events countrywide.

Masood Boomgaard is regarded as one of the industry’s brightest stand-up talents. He made a name for himself on the Durban club comedy scene and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in South African comedy including Marc Lottering, Mark Banks, Muthu Murugan and Chris Forrest. In addition, Boomgaard has performed regularly in theatres and venues across the country and is a founder of the Charous and Bruin Ous comedy concept.

Pavilion Hotel has a fully stocked bar, and a 24-hour restaurant. At the edge of the city centre, the hotel and conference centre is 300m from the golden sands of North Beach. It's 2.5 km from the Suncoast casino complex and 3.5 km from Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Trevor Gumbi & Masood Boomgaard will appear tonight (October 29) in this regular comedy night which is set to make the Pavilion the place to be on a Thursday night. Tickets R100 purchased directly from the hotel, or from Computicket outlets, telephonically at 0861 915 8000, or online at