Press Release

Nando’s Mass Hysteria Set For Cape Town

One of South Africa’s most popular and best-selling annual comedy shows, Nando’s presents Mass Hysteria, is heading back to Cape Town by popular demand. After entertaining thousands of comedy fans up north during its Johannesburg run this past August, Comedy Parliament is coming “home” to where the real seat of government is – Artscape Theatre.

As an unyielding machine of comedy and mockery, the “ministers” take on topical issues, pressing concerns and vital government actions and brutally ridicule them.  Billed as the “Government of Comedy” the comedians are each introduced as ministers of outrageous and fabricated departments, like the “Minister for Upgrading, Downsizing, Insighting and Outsourcing” and the oh-so-important “Minister of Ben 10’s, YOLO and Homesteads”.

Look forward to a funny night out with the country’s top comedy politicians:


John Vlismas: Minister of Non-Communicative Diseases

Tumi Morake: Minister of Ben 10’s, YOLO and Homesteads

Mpho Popps Modikoane: Minister of Television and Gratuitous Adverts

Alan Committie: Minister for Upgrading, Downsizing, Insighting and Outsourcing

Chester Missing: Shadow Puppet Minister*

Loyiso Gola: Minister of Sportswear, Emmy Nominations and Australian Affairs


Marc Lottering as Minister of the Cape, Retail Therapy and Statues


Cape Town show details:

14 October – 25 October 2015

Artscape Opera House Theatre

Tickets available from Computicket:


*Please note that due to availability Conrad Koch/Chester Missing will be performing for a select number of Cape Town show dates up to 20 October 2015.


Spot a minister and WIN

In the spirit of taking politics to the people, Nando’s presents Mass Hysteria is giving the Cape Town public the chance to WIN tickets to one of the shows. All you need to do is spot a Comedy Minister, snap a selfie with them (please ask nicely) and upload it to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account tagging #NandosMassHysteria. Winners will be chosen weekly.