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Entertainment | 21 Sep 2015 | By Sun International

Five Fantastic Comedians at the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival

There’s no reason to be bored this long weekend! The iZulu Theatre at Sibaya will be the scene of hilarity and laughter as some of South Africa’s finest comedians take the stage during the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival.

With three shows, all featuring five phenomenal comedians, this event promises to be a spectacular and hilarious celebration of South African comedy, and an obvious choice of entertainment to enjoy over heritage weekend.

Here’s who’ll be taking the stage at the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival

  • Neville Pillay is no stranger to listeners of Lotus FM. Host of The Morning Rush show every day from 7 to 10am, he is in his 13th year of broadcasting. His morning show is famous for scam calls and great song parodies, freshly produced on a daily basis. He has starred in three movies: Attack of an Indian Werewolf, 31 Million Reasons and Curry and Vice.
  • Of course, the Dingalings will be in attendance at the Indian Comedy Festival, Durban. The fast-talking, widely talented duo, made up of Henry Ramkissoon and Koobeshen Naidoo, have produced more than 15 shows, including outstanding one-man-shows such as Boolulu Uncle, thoughtful children’s theatre, and provocative drama pieces such as For Better or Worse.  Word is they’ll be pulling no punches when it comes to punchlines at the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival.
  • Also appearing at the Indian Comedy Festival, Durban is local Karmen Naidoo, who is a mechanical engineer with more than sixty comedy performances to her name. She says that when it comes to doing comedy, “it’s actually a lot of work... You need to know about performance styles, current affairs, who you are as a performer and, most importantly, write your material. It’s not just about getting on to stage and talking to your mates.” She is also giving back to the comedy scene with her company Indi Comedy, which helps new comedians hone their craft.
  • Anasia Govender, also known as Annalakshmi, is a woman of many talents. Besides serving up meals at her famous restaurant on North Coast road, she has been serving up fantastic comedy in her own ‘supper theatre’ too, and will be dishing out the laughs at the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival. Anasia is an expert singer, and her show features her character Annalakshmi, a woman who leaves India for South Africa, and waxes lyrical (and comically) the Indian perspective of Mzanzi.

With so much amazing talent – and guaranteed laughter – on offer, don’t miss the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival this weekend.

Show times for the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival at Sibaya

Thursday 24 September | 15h00
Friday 25 September | 20h00
Saturday 26 September | 20h00
Tickets for the Proudly Indian Comedy Festival start at R120. Book yours here.