Hot 91.9 FM and Real Comedy are proud to announce the first Hot 91.9 FM Comedy Jam on Saturday 3 August 2019 at Centre Court, Emperors Palace.
Award winning comedian David is the Host for the show and will be joined by top South African comedians Barry Hilton, Mpho Popps, Chris Forrest, Nik Rabinowitz and Conrad Koch.
“Hot 91.9 FM are thrilled that we are the presenting partner of Comedy Jam with Real Concerts. This collaboration will allow us to share and celebrate live comedy and with our audiences. We are delighted in this partnership and look forward to many great events together.” says Lloyd Madurai, managing director.
More info about Barry Hilton
He has a delightful knack of finding the ludicrous and the humorous in daily situations to make us laugh at life. Barry Hilton is enormously funny. His global track record highlights a unique ability to cut through all boundaries and appeal to any nationality, race or age.
He has performed sold-out venues across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, UK and Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, America and all across Africa. His comedy career has spanned a whopping three decades. Barry has filled 4,000-seat auditoriums with his solo shows and is recognized as a SA Comedy Legend. His industry peers paid tribute to him by presenting him with A Lifetime Achiever Award in South Africa’s Annual Comics’ Choice Awards.
His genuinely funny bones, his uncanny ability to gauge a crowd, his firm stance on working clean, and his unflinching work ethic make Barry Hilton an institution that has stood the testament of time and continues to impress as he breaks new ground and makes ‘em laugh all over the world.
More info about Mpho Popps Modikoane
He who was born in Soweto and grew up in Vosloorus, says when life handed him lemons he entered the So You Think You’re Funny comedy talent competition in 2009. He was contagiously funny and came in second. “I met comedy giants at the time who helped shape my career from that point on,” he says proudly.
Tenacious Mpho has reached dizzy heights after only 10 years in the entertainment industry. But he says the dream doesn’t end here. Mpho still has a list of crazy but achievable goals lined up.
His hard work saw him earn a nomination in the first Annual Comics’ Choice Awards as best newcomer in 2011. He went on to win the award for Best Breakthrough Act in 2012 & 2013.
More info about Conrad Koch
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that he is SA’s top comedy ventriloquist. He’s also possibly the only one. Koch is a double International Emmy nominated comedian. His most famous puppet, Chester Missing, has won numerous awards in his own right, including being the first recipient of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Anti-Racism Award.
Chester Missing has interviewed most of South Africa’s political elite and has held a number of regular radio and TV slots, and even wrote an award-winning book. Conrad’s live shows have received wide political acclaim, and are a regular feature at arts and comedy festivals, including at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. The truth is, with a master’s degree in social anthropology, talking to puppets was his only career option.
More info about Nik Rabinowitz
He grew up on a farm in Africa. Rabinowitz climbed trees and commentated on his own rugby games in 3 of SA’s 11 official languages. Nik was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town. He grew up in a world of ride-bys, piano lessons and unrelenting love and financial support from family.
Despite all this hardship he has still managed to be moderately successful. He sports a list of achievements the likes of which many can only aspire to. For instance, he once posed nude. Not because anyone asked him to, he just did it. Also, he represented South Africa at the Jewish Olympics, which is like the Special Olympics, with more accountants.
From a young age, when no-one was looking, he would pretend to be his own praise-singer. Later, at the Waldorf School, he learned how to grow his own veggies, express his feelings through interpretative dance, and crochet his own underpants.
International appearances include Australia, Canada, Holland, the UK, the USA and Zimbabwe. He’s been a guest on BBC 2’s Mock the Week. He’s also performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall and intentionally driven on the wrong side of the road in Nigeria. His major claim to fame remains the fact that he was born in a stable, and is one of only two Jewish boys in the last two thousand years to have done so.
More info about Chris Forrest
In case you did not know, Chris has been on the forefront of the SA Comedy scene since the late 1990s. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians.
Chris started out at the “Funny Farm”. He’s gone on to perform at comedy clubs, showcases and festivals all round SA.country. He’s appeared in the 46664 “It’s No Joke” comedy show as one of SA’s top 10 comics, he’s also a regular on The Blacks Only Show and has featured regularly on the Heavyweight Comedy Jam and the Kingsize Comedy Show.
The Hot 91.9 FM Comedy Jam director, producer, MC & comedian needs no introduction. Over the past 20 years of his career as a comedian his outlook on everything South African has earned him a strong following.
Hot 91.9 FM Comedy Jam Details
Doors open at 7 PM on the night and the show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are available via Computicket from R225.
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