The popular comedy showcase ‘99% Zulu Comedy’ will return to the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City for two shows on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and July 20, starting at 8pm. are two shows at ”There are gags that are simply better appreciated when expressed in an African language,” says producer Monwabisi Grootboom, of SA’s biggest and only vernacular touring comedy gig.
The line-up includes seven professional comics from KZN and Johannesburg, hosted by the only comedienne, DSTV Mzansi Magic’s Celeste Ntuli. Known as the Queen of Zulu Comedy, Ntuli has been a full-time comic for five years and has been performing in ‘99% Zulu Comedy’ since 2009. She will be joined on stage by Soweto Comedy Festival hit Skhumba Hlophe, one of SA’s best-loved stand-up comics SyaB, a writer, singer, director and popular television actor, Donovan Goliath, a nominee for the 2012 South African Comic’s Choice Awards, Felix Hlophe from Vuma 103FM, Simphiwe Shembe, Siyanda Maphumulo, and Mpukane.
‘‘99% Zulu Comedy’ serves as one of important methods of language preservation in a relaxed atmosphere,” says Grootboom. “For most black comics performing in their mother-tongue reconnects them with their background. They also get to educate many people in the audience about their cultural heritage and general nuances.”
* Tickets are available at Computicket for R180 to R200.