94.7 Highveld Stereo brings you The Real Heavyweight Comedy Jam – fitter and funnier than ever before!
This August sees the return of South Africa’s hottest comedy event when the Heavyweight Comedy Jam takes to the Centre Court stage at Emperors Palace.
Fast earning a reputation as the only place to have your funny bone tickled by the best in the business, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Emperors Palace will host The Real Heavyweight Comedy Jam on Friday, 29th of August – and the line-up is guaranteed to send comedy fans into a spin.
Heading the side-splitting list of comedic heavyweights is Canada’s Tom Stade who, legend has it, broke out of the deep and dark backwoods to become a star in his home country on the back of such shows as ‘Stade and Confused’.
It’s not the first-time that Stade has had South Africans guffawing in the aisles – Johannesburg is among the many international cities that he has played, part of an impressive list that includes New York, London and Amsterdam. Known for his offbeat take on a wide range of subject matter, this versatile and compelling comedian has completed a sell-out show at the Adelaide Comedy Festival, and has appeared in a slate of UK comedy shows, including Channel 5’s ‘The Comedy Store’ and BBC TV’s ‘The Live Floor Show’.
The list of homegrown heavyweights is as impressive – with leading comedian, David Kau appearing in the Heavyweight Comedy Jam. David Kau needs no introduction to comedy fans – over the years his outlook on everything South African has earned him a strong following.
Darren Simpson will join the event again. The now notorious “Whackhead Simpson” wreaks even more havoc on stage than he does as a regular part of the Rude Awakening Breakfast Show with Jeremy Mansfield on 94.7
Also on the bill is the man who is fast gaining a reputation as one of the country’s funniest – Chris Forrest. Dubbed South Africa’s answer to Steve Wright, Chris’ witty and cynical one-line humour is thought provoking and to the point. Totally nerdish and unflappable, his Drew Carey-looks and slowed-up delivery have ensured that audiences take to him enthusiastically and he is racking up a brace of local and international appearances.
Martin Jonas’ brand of comedy (which includes some fantastic impressions) can best be described as observational, with a surreal edge! Jonas has performed in London, hosted the South African Music Awards for two consecutive years and presented four episodes of M-Net’s ‘It’s a Funny Country’.
The rest of the line up includes Malcolm Ferreira, Joey Rasdien, Conrad Koch, Tumi Morake and Capetonian Ndumiso Lindi.
With Alex Jay taking the role of MC for the night, this is one power-packed comedy evening that no fan should miss!
Tickets are priced from R115 and are available at Computicket or the Emperors Palace box office during office hours on the number alongside. You can also call them on 083 915 8000. Not suitable for under 18s.