COMEDY LAUNCHES NEW HOT SERIES: ROAST BATTLE
COMEDY CENTRAL FIRES UP SMOKIN’ HOT NEW COMEDY SERIES
“COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST BATTLE”
CHRIS FORREST & MO MOTHEBE AMONG STARS FACING OFF FOR COMEDY GLORY IN NEW LOCAL COMEDY FRANCHISE
We are throwing down the gauntlet to South African stand-ups – challenging them to the ultimate comedic battle in its sizzling new local comedy series, Comedy Central Roast Battle.
Premiering in June 2016, Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle” is a seven-part TV series in which South Africa’s top comedians will joust against each other in a series of quick-fire comedic combats – their only weapons: original one-liners, abominable insults, jokes, and more. No physical contact is allowed. Their quest? To out-joke, out-do and ultimately defeat their comedy comrades….
Roast Battle will be hosted by a top SA comedian and star well known stand-up comedians as the contestants, and a celebrity judging panel. In each Roast Battle, six top comedians go head-to-head, with three pairs of comedians armed with an arsenal of 5 jokes each with which to “burn” their opponents. The Roast Battle host, guest judges and studio audience then decide who will proceed to the next round. Six monthly heats will be followed by a grand final event at the end of the year at which Comedy Central will crown the Roast Battle champion.
Chris Forrest and Mo Mothebe will be among the 6 comedians battling it out in the first outing of the franchise (26 May), while former “Roastee” and “sushi king” Kenny Kunene will be among the celebrity judges.
Commented Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Comedy Central, Africa, “Roast Battle is the perfect way of updating and rejuvenating our local stand up content, Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s. This popular stand up showcase has highlighted the brilliance of many South African comedians over the last 4 years, but we felt the time was ripe for an exciting new series with a fun ‘spin’ that would spice up the South African comedy scene.”
The first episode of Comedy Central Roast Battle will be recorded in front of a live audience at Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino on 26 May. To attend the taping, tickets are available now from Computicket, or buy them at the door at Parker’s on 26 May. Tickets are ZAR 150. Doors open at 18:00 CAT. Over 18s only.
Comedy Central Roast Battle (episode 1) premieres on Comedy Central on 13 June 2016 at 21:00 CAT.
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