PATRONS WILL ROLL IN THE AISLES

COMEDY lovers in general and isiXhosa-speakers in particular will roll in the aisles when the 99% Xhosa Comedy Show hits the Eastern Cape circuit.

COMEDY lovers in general and isiXhosa-speakers in particular will roll in the aisles when the 99% Xhosa Comedy Show hits the Eastern Cape circuit.

The Eastern Cape series of the show draws from the overwhelming success in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng of its sister show, the 99% Zulu Comedy Show, which sold out wherever it was staged, says creator Monwabisi Grootboom.

The99% Xhosa Comedy Show will hit East London's Orient Theatre on May 28. On May 29, the show moves to the Nelson Mandela Metro University in Port Elizabeth.

Since its inception in Durban five years ago as the 100% Zulu Comedy Show, it has grown in popularity and commands huge audiences.

"This comedy series has grown to become a national brand. There is huge demand for the show in Johannesburg and Cape Town. I have done it in Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Nelspruit with big success. After the World Cup, we will be in Jozi," Grootboom says.

Dubbed the funniest and fastest growing stand-up comedy brand in Mzansi, the show boasts an extremely funny line-up that is sure to leave patrons in both cities in stitches.

The line-up boasts funny individuals like Ntosh Madlingozi, who is known for his very witty material. He will be joined by the 2008 winner of So You Think You're Funny Comedy Competition, Sifiso Nene, Justice Kubheka and Celeste Ntuli.

Promising young comics Skhumbuzo Hlophe and Mongezi "Tall Ass Mo" Ngcobondwane have also been added to the line-up.

Port Elizabeth audiences will witness the debut of two local comedians, Monde Wani and Ta-Munda. The duo will share the stage with Tshepo Mogale, otherwise known as Spykos.

The show looks into the political, economic and social issues that confront South Africans and presents them in a hilarious fashion.

All the shows start at 8pm and tickets cost R120 at Computicket outlets and Shoprite-

Checkers supermarkets.

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