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The 2015 Nando’s Mass Hys­te­ria com­edy show­case an­nounced its com­edy cab­i­net at a press con­fer­ence at Nando’s HQ in Lorentzville near down­town Jozi. South Africa’s favourite co­me­di­ans gath­ered to have their port­fo­lios an­nounced, say­ing “if com­edy had a gov­ern­ment, this would be it”.

Nik Rabi­nowitz was an­nounced min­is­ter of shark-in­fested wa­ter af­fairs; Ch­ester Miss­ing the shadow pup­pet min­is­ter; Tumi Mo­rake the min­is­ter of Ben 10s, Yolo (You Only Live Once) and home­steads; Mpho Popps Modikoane the min­is­ter of tele­vi­sion and gra­tu­itous ad­verts; John Vlis­mas the min­is­ter of non- com­mu­nica­tive dis­eases; and Marc Lot­ter­ing the min­is­ter of the Cape, re­tail ther­apy and stat­ues.

Although they weren’t in at­ten­dance on Thurs­day morn­ing, Alan Com­mit­tie and Emmy-nom­i­nated Late Nite News host Loyiso Gola are also part of this year’s line-up.

Those who were keen to ex­pe­ri­ence another kind of art had an op­por­tu­nity to look at some of the ex­cep­tional art­work on dis­play, which is part of Nando’s var­i­ous art ini­tia­tives.

The Nando’s Mass Hys­te­ria 2015 tour is called The Long Bun­fight to Free­dom, which takes a swipe at the chaos seen in Par­lia­ment re­cently. The tour hits Joburg from Au­gust 19 to 23 and Cape Town from Oc­to­ber 14 to 25.

Tick­ets are avail­able at com­puticket.com.

MASS HYS­TE­RIA From left: Loyiso Gola, Ch­ester Miss­ing and Con­rad Koch, Tumi Mo­rake and Mpho Popps Modikoane MOTHER TONGUE Au­thors gather to celebrate works in in­dige­nous lan­guages

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