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Meet The Hilarious Panelists Who Will Roast Local Superstar Minnie Dlamini In New Showmax Special

With just a few weeks to go until the Showmax Roast of Minnie Dlamini, the panel set to heckle the media personality has been announced. The lineup is star-studded with two celebrated TV broadcasters, an award-winning Youtuber, an actor activist, a cut-throat journalist, a South African rapper, and two local comedy bigwigs.

At the Roast Master helm are comedy heavyweights Tumi Morake and Jason Goliath – both will ensure that the jests and jabs hit nowhere else but below the belt. The selected panelists are Trevor Gumbi, Shahan Ramkissoon, Celeste Ntuli, Lasizwe, Penny Lebyane, Da L.E.S, Siv Ngesi and Robert Marawa.

The Showmax Roast of Minnie Dlamini, which marks day one of the much-anticipated Laugh Africa Comedy Festival, will be recorded live on the 5th of April 2024, and will air exclusively on Showmax from the 26th of April 2024.

Stuart Taylor, Laugh Africa Comedy Festival Creative Director, says: “Putting this panel together has been a nail-biting yet thrilling task, a cocktail of chaos wrapped in laughter, affection, and a celebration of the one and only Minnie Dlamini. Thank you to everyone who has ridden shotgun alongside me on this rollercoaster ride!”

Laura Cooke, Head of PR & Communications at Showmax, says: “African-centred comedy and entertainment is part of what Showmax is about, so there is no doubt the roast of Minnie Dlamini will thrill our audiences all over the continent.”

3 Days of Pure Laughter

The Savanna and Showmax Laugh Africa Comedy Festival will take place from the 5th – 7th April 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre, with over 50 comedians across three genres – English, Vernacular and Afrikaans.

The festival line-up is a melting pot for South Africa’s diverse comedy scene and features both renowned and up-and-coming fan favourites including Eugen Khoza, Alfred Adriaan, Chantal Jaxx, Chris Mapane, Conrad Koch, Trevor Gumbi, Dalin Oliver, Kate Pichuck, Kedibone Mulaudzi, KG Mokgadi, Lindy Johnson, Mashabela Galane, Mel Jones, Celeste Ntuli, Nonto R, QDube, Rob van Vuuren, Rory Petzer, Sifiso Nene, Skhumba Hlope, Thabiso Mhlongo, Devon Saunders, Dillan Oliphant, Melt Sieberhagen, Hannes Brummer, Jam Jam The Comedian, Tumi Morake and Vafa Naraghi.

Eddie Griffin comes to Mzansi

The internationally acclaimed comedian Eddie Griffin is set to headline the festival, performing on Saturday and Sunday evening. Eddie, popularly known from his hit sitcom “Malcolm and Eddie,” is known for his electrifying stage presence and unique style. With a career spanning numerous stand-up specials and over 50 film appearances, Griffin’s participation is a testament to the festival’s prominence.

A stage for social media comics

As a first at a comedy festival, Laugh Africa is introducing an exclusive stage for social media comics, where popular social media comedy sensations will join the traditional stand-up acts, by adding a chuckle or two to the lineup. The stage is proudly, and aptly, sponsored by chuckles.

Introducing the Festival Pass

Attendees will require only one pass to access all shows on their ticketed days, with each day consisting of 4 to 5 different acts. The Festival Pass allows you to dive into a sea of laughter brought to you by Savanna Premium Cider and Showmax.


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