Longtime stand-up John Vlismas, who famously ruffled Steve Hofmeyr’s feathers at the 2013 Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr, is the host of a new show called Roast Battle.
Vlismas must keep the peace between six local stand-ups as they aim to “burn” and outdo their opponents, armed only with an arsenal of original one-liners. The host and guest judges then decide who will go on to the next round.
Vlismas commented: “Nothing shows love in the comedy world like one performer tearing another performer’s heart out through their back passage and beating it to death like a baby seal on a Namibian beach. And then we’ll get the comics to hug it out and score them, so one is not only mortally wounded but officially a loser as well.”