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Monday, January 28, 2019


The long-standing flagship comedy brand, Kings & Queens of Comedy, has kicked off the year with a new look to match its royal entourage.  The first show of 2019 will take place at the Durban ICC on February 16 and guarantees to be a show of hysterical proportions!

The royal court of South Africa comedy giants includes Angel Campey, Carvin Goldstone, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Riaad Moosa, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Tumi Morake and the unmatchable team of Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, with some new faces joining the Kings & Queens of Comedy family - Thenjiwe Moseley, Mo Vawda and Lindy Johnson. And no Kings & Queens of Comedy event in Durban would be the same without its royal host, Darren Maule. Having made a name for himself over the past two decades, Maule’s humour, intelligent banter and storytelling and raucous laughter has made him a household name across Durban, which is why he returns to centre stage as the host of this royal affair.

The vibrant and immensely talented trailblazer, Angel Campey, brings her brand of observational humour to the stage.  Fast-becoming a leading voice in SA comedy, Angel’s comedy has been dubbed as comedy for the discerning young South African is nothing short of hilarious.

Carvin Goldstone’s clean honest comedy has won him audiences all over the country and it’s not hard to see why he is a firm favourite on the stage as he explores politics, family and life as a coloured person in South Africa.

South Africa’s most vocal and politically-opinionated puppet, Chester Missing, accompanied by his faithful sidekick, Conrad Koch, are synonymous for their often outrageous, punch-packing, controversial, funny and frank views on the current South African state of affairs.

Known as the ‘King of Indian Comedy’, Muthu Murugan has been wowing audiences for many years. Ndumiso Lindi, the gentleman of South African comedy, otherwise known as Roosta, effortlessly blends new-age style with old-school traditions. His deep voice, soul-warming smile, booming laughter, original content and seamless delivery makes for a comedy act that is outstanding and soulfully South African. 

As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa is one of South Africa’s most popular and acclaimed funny men – and he happens to be a qualified medical doctor too. He certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation’s ills – a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – and hold the aspirin.

Schalk Bezuidenhout, the talent as sweet as mother’s milk and with a skop as powerful as brandy, is not your run-of-the-mill comedian.  His refreshing approach to comedy explores his conservative upbringing and his current liberal outlook on life.

With a comedy career spanning over 12 years and numerous outstanding credentials under her belt, including author, columnist and TV host, Tumi Morake continues to be a formidable force in the comedy industry. Her edgy and unpredictable brand of comedy has wowed audiences around the globe, in particular with her recent comedy special on Netflix.

Celebrating seven years of Kings & Queens of Comedy, Blu Blood created the brand in 2012 in Johannesburg and it has since grown to be one of the leading comedy brands in South Africa, promoting and showcasing local talent from around the country.

These comedy heavyweights have shined their comical armour and sharpened their witty swords and are ready to kick off the 2019 comedy calendar as they take hilarity to the next level. The show is rated PG16. Tickets from R200 are available from Computicket outlets and online.

Another hilarious production brought to you by Blu Blood and East Coast Radio.

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