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“COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS…” TO BRING CAPE TOWN TO A STANDSTILL THIS FEBRUARY

21st January, 2016

TRAFFIC-STOPPING EDITION OF “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS…” TO BRING CAPE TOWN TO A STANDSTILL THIS FEBRUARY

Back in Cape Town for one night only, we are promising a comedy heatwave with the latest edition of Comedy Central Presents…Live at Cape Town Comedy Club (25 February).  The sensational stand-up comedy gig, Comedy Central’s longest running comedy franchise in Africa, will bring to the forefront some of Cape Town’s most notable and influential comedians, with comedy legend Martin Evans topping the bill.

Having captivated audiences in 18 countries, award-winning funnyman and headliner for this year’s stand-up gig is Martin Evans, an accomplished and revered comedian in South Africa and abroad. At the top of the comedy game, Evans’ accolades include over 800 performances, two Standard Bank Ovation Awards for his critically acclaimed series of one man shows, a slot at the inaugural Comedy Central International Comedy Festival in November 2015, and an infamous episode of “Come Dine with Me: SA”, to name a few.

Supporting Evans on the night will be Gino Fernandez, a well-respected and celebrated stand-up comedian on the Cape Town comedy circuit, Lungelo Ndlovu, a Chris Tucker impersonator turned renowned stand-up comedian, and Devin Gray, one of Cape Town’s youngest upcoming stand-up stars. 

 “We are delighted to spotlight established comedy stars alongside eager newcomers and to provide this platform to help Capetonian comedians expose their unique and creative talent,” says Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa. 

This edition of ”Comedy Central Presents…” also marks the kick off to Comedy Central’s 2016 “Grab the Mic” open mic contest, which affords amateur comedians the opportunity to show off their talent. Three wannabe comedians will showcase their skills before the audience picks the local heat winner, who will go on to compete for the national title in Johannesburg later this year.   

Comedy Central Presents Martin Evans Live at Cape Town Comedy Club will be taped by Comedy Central for broadcast on the channel, so if you can’t see the show live, catch the highlights on Comedy Central at 21:05 CAT on Monday 25 April.

Tickets for Comedy Central Presents Martin Evans Live at Cape Town Comedy Club are available at R220 from Computicket from 25 January 2015.

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