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Wednesday, April 26, 2017


(Chris Forrest)

In partnership with Savanna Premium Cider and East Coast Radio, On Fire Comedy presents another run of top-class comedy shows featuring some of South Africa’s hottest comedians sharing the stage with Durban’s best acts!

This month, Durban’s in for a real treat with well-known SA funny man (and movie star!) - Chris Forrest (on tour from JHB)!.Best known for his starring role on TV’s hilarious Pure Monata show, for his extensive TV ad campaigns as well as roles in several movies (Straight Outta Benoni, White Wedding, Blitz Patrollie), Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of SA’s comedy scene for over 10 years now.

He’s hosted and headlined some of the biggest shows in the country, including The Heavyweight Comedy Jam and Blacks Only, and has also performed internationally at the Edinburgh Festival and at London’s Lyric Theatre. He speaks slowly but he thinks quickly, with his unique, ‘deadpan’ sense of humour making him one of the country’s most recognized stand-up comedians.

He will be supported throughout the week by some of Durban’s top acts as well as comics from ‘out of town’. These include Gavin Kelly (JHB), Al Prodgers (JHB) and Westley Cockrell (JHB). Durban funny locals include Arnotte Payne, Kams Govender, Rory Petzer (East Coast Radio), Mo Vawda, Masood Boomgaard, Kelvin Stoffels, Some Blaqq Guy and Kelvin Stoffels.

Event details as follows:

April 26 at 20h00: Butlers Comedy Night, Butler’s Restaurant, 24 Old Main Road, Hillcrest. Tickets R100. Pre-sales: tickets available at the venue, or at the door on the night. Info/Bookings on 031 765 3850 or email:

April 26 at 20h30: Amsterdam Comedy Club, Amsterdam Bar. 143 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood. Tickets R50. Info/Bookings: 031 811 5449 or email:

April 27 at 20h30: New York Comedy Club, New York Restaurant & Bar, 101 Innes Road, Morningside, Durban. Tickets R60. Presales tickets available at the venue
Info/Bookings: 031 312 9605 or email:

April 28 at 20h00: Friday Night Comedy, Royal Palm Hotel, 8 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga. Tickets R100. Info/Bookings: 031 581 6000 or email:

April 29 at 20h00: Pumpkin Theatre, La Montagne Hotel, 100 Compensation Road, Ballito. Tickets R100. Info/Bookings:;

Check out for line-ups and shows.