Creative industries awards enchant
Top comics split sides in battle for title Cultural illuminati honoured
SOUTH AFRICA’S top comedians went headto-head in quick-fire, comedic combat in season 2 of the Comedy Central
‘Roast Battle South Africa’, which was recorded in front of a live audience in Melrose Arch’s The Venue over four nights this week.
Their only weapons were hurling jokes, punchy one-liners and side-splitting insults.
Their quest? To out-joke, outdo and land the most memorable comedic feat of the night against their comedy comrades.
Guests enjoyed the show over a glass of wine, laughing at the really good jokes and cringing over the bad ones.
Heavyweight comedians Tumi Morake and Kagiso Lediga were on the judging panel, with John Vlismas as host and Loyiso Madinga as referee.
In each round of ‘Roast Battle South Africa’, top comedians verbally roust each other, jabbing their opponents from an arsenal of five jokes each.
In the second season, Vlismas picks up the microphone as Roast Master amid well-known stand-up comics who are the contestants.
The host, guest judges and the studio audience then decide who will proceed to the semi-final and the finals.
Among the country’s top comedians who are vying for the ‘Roast Battle South Africa’ crown are Mojak Lehoko, Casper de Vries, Lihle Msimang, Chris Forrest, Nina Hastie, Jason Goliath, Lazola Gola, Robby Collins and Dave Levinsohn.
Comedy Central ‘Roast Battle South Africa’ is a seven-part TV series which will premiere on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on July 12 at 9pm. @LesegoMakgatho
THE USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards hosted at Emperors Palace was a night to remember for the more than 1 000 who’s who of music, film, fashion, literature and heritage who attended the event.
Among the celebrities were stars from YoTV, reality show, veterans Mercy Pakela and Ihashi Elimhlophe.
actor Abdul Khoza turned up like the star he is while businesswoman Zanele Mbokazi was there alongside presenter Lunga Tshabalala and actresses Nambitha Mpumlwana, Ayanda Ncwane and Zimkhitha Nyoka.
There were performances by veterans such as musician Blondie Makhene, internationally acclaimed Mbuso Khoza and gospel legend Rebecca Malope, among others.
Staged in a gala dinner format, the entire night had an aura of elegance, a beautiful reminder of why Mzansi is such a great place to live in. ARTS EDUCATION: David Koloane
Gregory Maqoma HERITAGE & MUSEUM: Christopher Till Anthony Kesimolotse DESIGN and TECHNICAL: William Kentridge Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe Mugau Seshoene (@ thelazymakoti) AUDIO VISUAL & CREATIVE Anant Singh Teboho Mahlatsi INDIGENOUS WISDOM: Credo Muthwa PERFORMANCE & CELEBRATION:
Nothembi Mkwebane PJ “Thandeka” Powers Blondie Makhene
Dr John Kani
VISUAL ARTS & CRAFTS: Dr Esther Mahlangu
C a r o l Brown
Zanele Mbokazi, Lunga Tshabalala and Nambitha Mpumlwana
Noria Mabasa LANGUAGE & PUBLISHING: Mam Gcina Mhlophe Don Mattera Mothobi Mutloatse MINISTER’S ICONIC AWARDS: Freddie Nyathela Brenda Fassie Ladysmith Black Mambazo Dr BW Vilakazi Johnny Clegg Sipho Mchunu Busi Mhlongo Ronnie Govender James David...