KG readying himself for the big time with ‘Heavy’

KG readying himself for the big time with ‘Heavy’

Local comedian Kagiso ‘KG’ Mokgadi takes on a whole range of subjects in his new show ‘Heavy’ at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, running until March 29.
‘Heavy’, directed by Rob van Vuuren, is suffused with a view of our country`s politics that can only be considered unique. Audiences can expect big-belly laughs and a uniquely humorous point of view from a comedian on the move.
Mokgadi, or KG as he is affectionately known, is considered to be well and truly on his way to becoming a true comedy heavyweight in South Africa.

The son of a Sangoma and western medicine nurse, the funny man takes his audiences on a unique comedy journey with a glimpse into the “behind the scenes” practices of a Sangoma and what it’s like having one that you call “dad”, a nurse for a mom and why he was never able to take a day off sick from school. His take on what is regarded as an “unknown” is yet another first for South African comedy.

In a relatively short period of time KG has moved from being an open-mic comedian to being a featured act in club, theatre and corporate comedy. He made his big stage debut at the Joburg Arts Alive Festival in the Comedy Nine-Nine showcase and earned positive reviews from audience members and the organizers alike. Since then, he has shared the big stage with the South African comedy elite. Shows he has featured at include the Fugard Theatre Christmas Festival of Laughter, Vodacom Comedy Festival 2012, Comedy Central Presents, Keeping You In Stitches with Riaad Moosa, The Marc Lottering Roadshow, Blacks Only Comedy Show and the outdoor music festivals in the Western Cape. David Kau and Nik Rabinowitz have entrusted him to be the opening act for their one man shows. While many considered it too early to have a one man show, KG, 2013’s nominee for the best newcomer award at the South African Comics Choice awards went ahead and ran his first solo show, ‘Heavy’, at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. A week’s worth of packed houses resulted in standing ovations and glowing reviews.

* Shows run Monday to Saturday at 8.15pm and tickets cost from R60 to R80.
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