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Saturday, November 18, 2017


(Tsitsi Chiumya & Emilio Tobias)

Previously sold out debut comedy special comes to the BAT Centre in Durban on November 25, 2017.

Emilio Tobias and Tsitsi Chiumya present the Durban leg of their debut national one-man comedy tour, How We Got These Suits live at the Durban BAT Centre.

How We Got These Suits is the debut comedy special from emerging South African comedians, Tobias and Chiumya. The show showcases a brand-new style of comedy, focusing on their journeys of growing up in two extremes: One of a Coloured child growing up in Soweto, the other as Black child born into the rural community Lebowakgomo in Limpopo.

The talented duo whose comedic chemistry started as friends in high school, have gone on to establish themselves as the local young comedians to watch. With a career that began only two short years ago in 2015, they have racked up quite the comedic reputation.

Chiumya has already been nominated for a prestigious Savannah’s Choice award, in the category of SA’s most promising young comedian in 2017. Most recently he appeared as a formidable guest on Mzansi Magic’s Comedy Wednesday, which has featured everyone from Skhumba Hlope to Schalk Bezuidenhout.

Tobias was the winning young comedian of the national comedy search competition, #TrendingComics in 2017 - a national comedy touring platform hosted by the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival and officially sponsored by Tall Horse Wines. As part of the tour, he performed at sold-out shows in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban alongside a host of industry giants including Carvin H Goldstone, Robby Collins, Neil Green, Donovan Goliath, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Loyiso Madinga and Mpho Popps.

Collectively the pair have performed on multiple stages around the country, in a wide range of clubs. This includes The Goliath Comedy Club, The Cape Town Comedy Club, The 031 Comedy club in Durban, Joburg Theatre, The Baxter Theatre, Parker’s Comedy at Montecasino, Kitchener’s in Braamfontein, Poppy’s in Melville and Hooters in Umhlanga.

Both comedians have opened for many local comedic powerhouses which include the likes of John Vlismas, Barry Hilton, Nik Ravinowitz and Carvin H Goldstone.

How We Got These Suits has one performance in Durban at The Bat Centre on November 25, 2017, at 19h30. Tickets R100 via or R120 at the door.