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Sunday, May 14, 2017


(Kurt Schoonraad)

Durban's biggest comedy competition show takes place on May 19 and 20 at the Bat Centre as 20 comedians take the stage over two nights in a unique comedy competition.

The Next Comedy Generation series has been running for one year and, to celebrate, 20 comedians compete for two grand comedy prizes valued at R40,000.

The shows will be hosted by South African comedy legend Kurt Schoonraad, owner of Cape Town Comedy Club and owner of Goliath Comedy Club Nicholas Goliath.

Each night will have a different winner who will win an all-expenses paid trip to perform at the two prestigious comedy clubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The Next Comedy Generation show has helped groom over 30 new comedians across KwaZulu-Natal.

This month Savanna Premium Cider has come on board to assist the development of young acts.

The show was conceptualised by Durban comedian Carvin H Goldstone to help develop Durban's young comedy industry. The concept has become so successful that it has now been expanded to Johannesburg and Cape Town with Next Gen shows being held at Grand West Casino and Goliath Comedy Club.

"It’s very exciting and fulfilling to see these young comics come so far so quick. A year ago we had so few acts in Durban and people were tired of seeing the same people over and over. "Now we have over 30 new comedians. That's 30 new points of view and 30 new points of funny. New styles and skills," said Goldstone.

Tickets for the show are available at or call 079 400 5093