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Tuesday, January 30, 2018


The best of the best in South African comedy are being assembled for a brand new regular comedy show which aims to bring the cream of the comedy crop to Durban stage.

The All Star Comedy Jam debuts at the Bat Centre on February 2 and 3. Its inaugural line-up boasts some of the biggest working comedians today - Dalin Oliver (CT), Dillan Oliphant (JHB), Daryl Williams (DBN) - and more.

The brainchild of Williams, The All Star Comedy Jam aims to offer local comedy lovers a feast of the finest comedy offerings on a regular basis.

“The All Star Comedy Jam is unique and is like no other as it offers the biggest touring comedians all on one stage, also giving room to give one up and coming act a chance to share the stage with them,” explained Williams who will host the first show.

“It is a world renowned concept and is definitely one of the biggest. The best comedy space is not necessarily the most prestigious, it is the space where comedians and the crowd are able to be free allowing them to be creative,” he said.

The All Star Comedy Jam will be a bi-monthly show: “All the show dates have already been booked until December with half the line-ups complete already. The show will have an established Durban act hosting it every month,” added Williams.

Williams is the reigning Champion of the respected Parkers Comedy Club Comikazi Competition. He also successfully debuted his smash hit one man comedy show entitled Too Coloured in November with sold-out performances throughout. Currently touring this show to Cape Town, Johannesburg and then Australia, he is establishing himself among the heavyweights of comedy.

Dillan Oliphant, from the City of Gold, has a cult following in South Africa and all over the globe. Most remembered for his stand out performance on the Nation Wild Comedy Tour with Trevor Noah, Oliphant walked off stage a firm favourite! Currently touring his show entitled Oliphant In The Room, this phenomenal act is not to be missed!

Dalin Oliver, from the Mother City, is known for his side-splitting stints on Good Hope FM as well as his touring show called Face for Radio. He has the style and finesse of a true comedy genius, with many people calling him a king of comedy.

Prins, originally from the Eastern Cape, is a regular on the hit TV channel, Comedy Central, and is a local and international touring artist. Currently touring his popular debut show entitled Unnecessary, Prins has left trail of laughter wherever he’s travelled.

Spencer Govender, a local fan favourite, will be opening the proceedings with his intelligent observational humour. He is a solid break-out act and is currently the reigning champion of the Kill or Die Comedy Competition.

The first The All Star Comedy Jam kicks off on February 2 and 3 at the Bat Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment. Show starts at 20h00. Bookings online, R100 @ or R130 at the door.

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