Giveaway: Win double tickets to see comedian Joey Rasdien

The Comedy Central Presents gigs have become a must-see on South Africa’s stand-up circuit. This time around comedy heavyweight Joey Rasdien is headliner. Rasdien (@JoeyRasdien) was right there as post-Apartheid South Africa first learned to laugh at itself. As part of the collective of comedians behind the groundbreaking sketch show The Pure Monate Show, Rasdien and comedians such as David Kau and Kagiso Lediga found the funny in a changing […]


African comics on the rise

The Wall Street Journal (of all papers) recently ran an interesting piece on a new breed of South African comics from. Their attitude, says 30-year-old comic Kagiso Lediga, is, “Get lost if you can’t take a joke. Our job is to talk about things that are wrong, and we’ll keep doing it unless you kill us.” Based in Johannesburg, the comics first rose to prominence four years ago in a […]