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Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Some of the biggest names in South African comedy are about to be unleashed at Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre. Collaborating for the three day Durban Laugh Comedy Festival from 28 to 30, 2016, are Marc Lottering, Joey Rasdien, Yaaseen Barnes, Dalin Oliver and Neville October Pillay.

Certain to be one of the highlights of the festival of funny is comedy heavyweight, Lottering who has been amusing comedy lovers for years with his tales from the Cape Flats, touring locally and abroad with hit productions like From the Cape Flats with Love and Hashtag Lottering.

Another featured legend is the ever popular Rasdien who is widely regarded as one of the greatest comic talents the country has ever produced. The big-haired funny man is sure to be in top form as he brings his unique brand of high energy humour to Sibaya’s stage. Two-time Comics Choice Awards winner Barnes will make a rare and highly anticipated appearance in Durban. This newly-crowned “king of the one-liners”  is considered the comedy industry’s hottest new property..

Joining Barnes from Cape Town is Dalin Oliver, a performer who has enjoyed success at festivals around the country including multiple sold-out runs of his one-man show. Locals Pillay and Boomgaard will be key members of the festival’s Durban-based contingent. There will also be appearances by a number of up and coming Durban comics.

The lineups are as follows:
October 28: Marc Lottering, Joey Rasdien, Masood Boomgaard, Yaaseen Barnes, Neville Pillay and guests.
October 29: Yaaseen Barnes, Neville Pillay, Masood Boomgaard, Dalin Oliver and guests.
October 30: Joey Rasdien, Dalin Oliver, Masood Boomgaard, Neville Pillay and guests.

The Durban Laugh Comedy Festival takes place on October 28 and 29 at 20h00 and on October 30 at 15h00. Tickets R120 and R150 available from Computicket, Checkers and Sibaya Box Office.