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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.”

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