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Collins to rock Durban tomorrow

2015-05-29 13:51

JOHANNESBURG comedian Robbie Collins will be setting fire to the mic when he performs in Durban this week.

Considered one of the most prominent faces of the new generation of South African comedians, Collins has appeared on The Heavy Weight Comedy Jam, Kings and Queens of Comedy and Comedy Central Live at Parkers.

He was also personally selected as Trevor Noah’s opening act for over 70 of Noah’s shows across the country, including his sold-out tour Nation Wild.

Collins was nominated for Breakthrough Act of the Year at the 2011 and 2012 Comics Choice Awards, received a coveted Emmy nomination for his writing on Late Night News with Loyiso Gola, and received a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2014 National Arts Fest for his one-man show This Bushman’s Crazy!

Fans can catch him at the Amsterdam Comedy Club at the Amsterdam Bar, 143 Helen Joseph Road, Glenwood, at 8.30 pm tomorrow.

The show is hosted by Jem Atkins (The Single Dad) and includes sets by Justice Khubeka, a finalist on 2009’s So You Think You’re Funny reality show, and Ryan Whittal, who has performed with comedy legends such as Tony Stewart, Mel Miller, Barry Hilton and Joe Parker.

Tickets are R40 from 031 811 5449 or via e-mail at

Collins will also be performing at the New York Comedy Club, New York Bar, 101 Innes Road, Morningside, at 8.30 pm on Thursday. The show is hosted by Liam Johns and includes sets by Neil Green and Whittal. Tickets are R50 at 031 312 9605.

— Arts Editor.

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