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Sunday, June 17, 2018


(Krijay Govender)

The biggest names in South African comedy are coming to Durban in The Big 5 Comedy Show.

Presented by Taylormade Productions and supported by East Coast Radio and Comedy Central, this epic ensemble will see five of the biggest South African comedians perform at The Playhouse on June 29 and 30. Nik Rabinowitz, Krijay Govender, Jason Goliath, Stuart Taylor and Kagiso Lediga will bring the funny to stage along with the legendary DJ Ready D rocking the decks.

The Big 5 Comedy Show has been a sold-out comedy sensation in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, and its debut in Durban is not to be missed. Since “The Big 5” is synonymous for that which is most sought-after, the Big 5 in comedy means that we only include the biggest and best in the comedy industry. Collectively these comics have some of the most impressive résumés in South Africa. From hosting television shows, to writing, directing and starring in movies, and performing comedy shows that pack out festivals and theatres across the globe, this is an ensemble quite unlike any other.

“We put a lot of thought into making our line-ups as diverse as possible, ensuring that there is something for every taste” explained co-producer, Elisca Taylor. “We also create a spectacular set along with an amazing lighting design which all adds to the theatre of the show. Added to this is the award-winning DJ Ready D who always manages to create an electric atmosphere.”

Renowned comedian Stuart Taylor said this show lives in a slightly different space to the traditional ensemble show. "Because there are only five acts on the line-up, each of them gets to perform for a longer time than during your typical ensemble show. Therefore, the audience gets to really experience more of each performer and it also allows each of the comics to really shine on stage”.

Five big comics, all on one big stage ... Durban, brace yourself for the funniest show of the year. It doesn’t get bigger and better than the Big 5 Comedy Show!

Performances take place on June 29 and 30 at 20h00. Tickets cost between R100 and R250 booked through Computicket or the Playhouse Company Dial-A-Seat facility on 031 369 9555.

(NB: This show is PG16)

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