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Saturday, August 5, 2017


(Maeshni Naicker)

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom brings visitors an empoweringly funny all-women night of hilarious comedy and laughs. The Heavyweight Comedy Jam takes place on Women’s Day, 9 August 2017.

“Ladies take centre stage on Women’s Day when we welcome an all-girl line-up of hilarious comediennes for the Heavyweight Comedy Jam,” says Janet Pillay, PR and Promotions Manager at Sibaya.

In a salute to women, the power packed show features some of the biggest names in comedy. With a line-up of performances by the likes of Samantha Govender, Maeshni Naicker, Shika Budhoo, Tash and Sumantha Pillay, this is a perfect girls’ night out, or an opportunity for the guys to spoil their ladies.

Samantha Govender, successful and multi-talented business woman and actress, is ready to bring the laughs to Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre stage. Govender is passionate about performing arts. This Verulam-born go-getter is a familiar face on local TV screens and is popularly known as ‘Rani’, the attractive rice-cooking wife in the Spar adverts on TV.

Joining Govender on stage is another powerful, nationally renowned actress, Maeshni Naicker. Known for her role in Keeping Up with the Kandasamys, this Chatsworth resident was introduced to the world of theatre by her late father at the age of eight, when he decided to enrol her at a drama school. Although totally glamorous and serious on some sets, Naicker is as funny as they come and will have the audience in stitches.

Actress, voice over artist, director and comedienne Shika Budhoo, adds her own blend of funny-spice to this laugh-a-minute show. Raising a child, she has found the humour in being a first-time parent and during her year on maternity leave, wrote her new one-woman comedy show titled Birth Masala. Budhoo has been making her mark in the entertainment industry since graduating in 2005 with unforgettable performances on stage, radio and television.

Natasha Portrag, better known as Tash, is the freshest, fastest name in comedy and has some sound advice to give on dealing with a man and his family. Her rise to fame happened almost overnight with just a few video clips which have gone viral in South Africa and abroad. Her solo show Have a Bash with Tash has sold out time and again. This genius comic, who presents unscripted performances most of the time, is guaranteed to have, especially the ladies, rolling on the floor with laughter.

To provide a little relief for the stomach muscles, popular singer songwriter Sumantha Pillay, will perform some feel-good songs from her albums One Voice, Dance the Beat and This is Me.

This all-women comic spectacular is not to be missed. The Heavy Weight Comedy Jam takes place at the Sibaya iZulu Theatre on August 9 at 15h00. Tickets booked via Computicket, Shoprite/Checkers or Sibaya Box Office.

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