BAFUNNY WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH

COMEDY enthusiasts should get ready for a good laugh when one of the biggest comedy shows in Mzansi, Bafunny Bafunny, comes to town.

COMEDY enthusiasts should get ready for a good laugh when one of the biggest comedy shows in Mzansi, Bafunny Bafunny, comes to town.

It boasts a star-studded team of stand-up comedians and will be touring South Africa and London from May 20 to June 5. The comedians will celebrate the diversity of the country and soccer through comedy.

The t f Bafunny Bafunny team includes Mark Banks, Barry Hilton, John Vlismas, Kagiso Ladiga, Marc Lottering, Loyiso Gola, Nik Rabinowitz and Trevor Noah.

The show will premier at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on May 20 before rocking the South African crowd big time.

Locally the tour will start at CapeTown's Grand West Arena on May 28 and 29.

On June 2 the comedians will be entertaining at the Durban International Convention Centre.

It will end in Joburg with three performances at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, on June 3, 4 and 5.

Sam Hendrikse, executive producer of Hunta Live, creators of Bafunny Bafunny, says: "Nothing unites an audience like laughter and nothing unites a nation more than the ability to laugh at itself. Bafunny Bafunny celebrates everything South African and how if funny scored goals, we would win every game."

Banks, the master of ceremonies, is one of the country's funniest guys with an unbeaten streak of more 18 years in comedy. He represented South Africa at the 1996 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and did well.

He will be joined by Noah, one of the comedians whose rise has been meteoric.

No stranger to sharing the limelight with the world's best, his impact on the local scene earned him best breakthrough comedy act of the year and a nomination for the best comedian of the year in the South African Comedy Awards.

Funnyman Lottering started his winning streak years ago and is considered by many to be one of the hottest comics on offer in South Africa.

Lediga, with his funny look, became an instant hit after his first stand-up performance at the Cape Town Comedy Festival in 1998.

Since then he has performed in various comedy shows both locally and internationally.

Tickets at computicket costs R120 to R200.

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