Press Release

Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival Hits Durban

As if Durban didn’t have a lot going for it already, the city can now add “Funniest Place to be This Summer” to its credentials. That’s what happens when 32 top South African comedians are booked to perform six show over four days in and around Durban, for the second annual Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival from 14 to 17 December.

Reasons to be in Durban this December:

  1. The beach.
  2. It’s hot.
  3. Bikinis.
  4. Bunny chow.
  5. It’s holiday time.
  6. Loyiso Gola.
  7. Marc Lottering.
  8. Joey Rasdien.
  9. John Vlismas.
  10. Robby Collins.

The line-up is made up of both local Durban comics (yes they exist – and they’re hilarious!) and some of the biggest names in comedy from around the country (as well as a few who left Durbs, but are coming back because it’s lekker by die see).

Catch comedy greats like Loyiso Gola, Marc Lottering, Joey Rasdien, John Vlismas, Deep Fried Man, Ndumiso Lindi, Robby Collins – as well as local funny-people Arnotte Payne, Aaron Mcilroy, Kelvin Stoffels, Jem Atkins, Neville Pillay, Kwanda Radebe and so many more (19 more to be precise)!

Tickets start from only R70 and in true festival style, there’s a show to suit everyone. Put these dates in your diary and book your seats at the hottest and funniest festival to hit Durbs this summer.

Wednesday 14th December: Dirty Rotten

A “no rules” comedy show-down with SA comedic legend – the hilariously incorrigible John Vlismas – hosting some of the funniest acts in the country where absolutely anything goes and no topic is off-limits! Hilariously inappropriate! You’ve been warned…

Venue: Amsterdam Restaurant and Bar (143 Helen Joseph Rd, Glenwood)

Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: R70 at www.computicket.co.za (search “Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival”)

Line-up: John Vlismas, Jem Atkins, Alfred Adriaan, Kwanda Radebe, Tyson Heffer, Bob Perfect, Masood B.

Info: (031) 811 5449 / [email protected]

Thursday 15th December: Kill or Die

Catch one of Durban’s most popular comedians – the hilarious Neville Pillay – as he hosts a very special comedy show in which nine of the hottest up-and-coming local acts get 5 minutes each to impress! You, the audience, get to decide: did they kill…or did they die? The show is headlined by none one other than Joey Rasdien!

Venue: New York Restaurant and Bar (101 Innes Rd, Morningside)

Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: R70 at www.computicket.co.za (search “Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival”)

Line-up: Neville Pillay, Joey Rasdien, Musa, Venessa Morton, Shannon Rice, Mfundo, Andrew Hughes, Ntshebe, Rory Petzer, Davin M, Sbu Mnyanda, Tibs.

Info: (031) 312 9605 / [email protected]

Thursday 15th December: Headliners!

This is the main event, folks. The first of two massive gala shows! The beautiful Durban Jewish Centre (North Beach) hosts some of SA’s most outrageously funny comedians sharing the stage with Durban’s very best. A two-hour stand-up comedy showdown featuring John Vlismas, Joey Rasdien, Deep Fried Man, Khanyisa Bunu, Ndumiso Lindi, Arnotte Payne and Robby Collins.

Venue: Durban Jewish Centre (44 K E Masinga Rd, North Beach)

Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: R150 at www.computicket.co.za (search “Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival”)

Info: [email protected]

Friday 16th December: Beyond a Joke!

An interactive, lively talk show focused on the “Business of Funny” with host, John Vlismas, and a panel of guests and celebrities, including Marc Lottering, Lisa Bobbert-McKilroy, a social media expert as well as representatives from Comedy Central. Learn from the experts about the fascinating business side of comedy and how to be successful, as we explore the comedy industry and Durban’s place in it.

Venue: Durban Jewish Centre (44 K E Masinga Rd, North Beach)

Time: 2pm-3:30pm

Tickets: R130 at www.computicket.co.za (search “Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival”)

Info: [email protected]

Friday 16th December: Headliners! – Gala Show #2

It’s the second round of two massive gala shows, this time featuring the Loyiso Gola, Marc Lottering, Neville Pillay, Alfred Adriaan, Deep Fried Man, Khanyisa Bunu, and Ndumiso Lindi.

Venue: Durban Jewish Centre (44 K E Masinga Rd, North Beach)

Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: R150 at www.computicket.co.za (search “Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival”)

Info: [email protected]

Saturday 17th December: Locals Only!

It’s the festival finalé and it is #ProudlyDurban. Catch local favourite, comedian Jem Atkins, as he hosts a stellar line-up featuring eight of the funniest comedians to ever come out of Durban. A stand-up comedy showcase to make Durban proud.

Venue: The Plant (5 Station Drive, Morningside)

Time: 8:30pm

Tickets: R120 at www.computicket.co.za (search “Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival”)

Line-up: Aaron Mcilroy, Jem Atkins, Robby Collins, Kelvin Stoffels, Mo Vawda, Some Blaqq Guy, Annalakshmi, Troy Tesla, Daryl Williams.

Info: [email protected]

The Savanna Durban Comedy Summer Comedy is On Fire Comedy, with proud support from Savanna Premium Cider, East Coast Radio and Comedy Central.

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