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Cape Town & Durban Comedy Festivals - pt. 3

2009-09-17 13:14

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Kagiso Lediga

Did you spot Kagiso in the takeaway joint as one of the customers in D-9? Well I did. But he's no bit-part actor, and can be spotted starring in many local comedy films, including a starring role in John Barker's Bunny Chow. He's a firm favourite on the local comedy circuit, and writes for and works in TV.

Dean Edwards - New York, U.S.A.

This comedian's mouth tastes of fresh Sunlight soap - it was washed out shortly after birth - which makes him perfect for the cast of mainstream American TV comedy like Saturday Night Live. His specialities include teaching comedy, and doing impressions of other celebrities like Michael Jackson (in which he lies very, very still?), Serena Williams (awkward!) and Grace Jones, among others. While comedy purists hate impressionists, audiences love them, and it's hard not to laugh unless it's yet another Madiba or Zuma by A. Racist Whiteboy.

Michael Mittermeier - Germany

This German comedian's press release says he's "the best selling Live Stand Up Comedian in Germany, Austria and Switzerland". Is that some kind of joke? They have comedians there? Who knew. The release goes on to mention that "In 1972 he enrolled at school in a red corduroy suit" and as a child, "his parents forced him to play the flute." Because it rhymes? Turns out not only is Michael "the act to catch" at this year's festival (his performances only runs in Cape Town from the 22nd September onwards) but he's also the guy who's able to do a one-man show and has proper DVDs for sale. He's done some singing, which some would say is taking "one man and a mic" just a bit too far, Mr Greenfield, but he's extremely good looking. So we'll see.

The Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival will run from 13th September to 4th October 2009 and tickets can be purchased at

Tickets are priced from R120 – R150

For more information and show updates visit the Comedy Festival website.


Meet some of the hilarious stand-up comics you can catch at the Nando's Comedy Festivals.

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