Comedy Central picks roasters for Steve

2012-07-20 22:12
Johannesburg – Comedy Central Africa  has revealed Casper De Vries, Kuli Roberts and John Vlismas as the first three members of the roasting panel that will be roasting musician Steve Hofmeyr at the first Comedy Central Africa Celebrity Roast, reported Comedy Central Africa.

These three celebs are just the first of eight who will be tasked with telling jokes and throwing insults at the controversial musician.

The roast master as well as the remaining five roasters will be announced at a later stage.

Head of Comedy Central, Evert van der Veer, said: "We are delighted that Casper, John and Kuli are joining us for the first Comedy Central Roast in Africa.
"Steve Hofmeyr may think he has a tough hide but he's going to need Kevlar to get through this Roast unscathed."

The roasters were thrilled at the prospect of forming part of the first panel of roasters in Africa.

"I'm very excited! I’ve got my marinade, I’ve got my recipe: all we need now is the Roast," said veteran comedian Casper de Vries.

To heap scorn and humiliation

Funnyman John Vlismas was also elated at the thought of roasting Hofmeyr.

"Dear Mr Hofmeyr as a professional humorist, it is with baited breath and huge gratitude that I accepted the invitation to heap scorn and humiliation upon you at the below mentioned appointment.

"I know you feel that I am not that funny, well, I suppose we all have an opinion. I have chosen to save mine for the Lyric Theatre stage," wrote Vlismas.

Tickets for the live recording of the show go on sale on 23 July at 15:30 and cost R350.

The show will be filmed on 11 September in Johannesburg and be broadcast on Comedy Central on 24 September.


  • wayne.hardaker.3 - 2012-07-20 23:01

    Trevor Noah would be good.

  • russell.bothma - 2012-07-21 08:51

    listen guys, not matter what you say, think or do, it's certainly hats off for Steve, he's been around longer than any of you wanna-be's, there are many celebs, politicians, prostitutes and many more out there who say just what they want- So let Steve carry on as one of the most talented performers on the African continent.

  • eddy.deepfield - 2012-07-21 09:46

    Since when is Steve "i sing Neal Diamond' Hofmeyr a celebrity? Maybe in Poffadder.

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-07-22 02:10

      elbie - People ONLY went to his shows because he sang Neal Diamond hits. They thought he was Neal Diamond the way they cheered. Paying a tribute more like taking someone else's glory.

      rita.vanderlinde.7 - 2012-09-16 22:07

      Shame Eddy Deepfield, seems you have the right surname. Steve has always been a celebrity. Then again about your name, the Deep part should help to understand Steve, not? Read his books and poetry! Deep!

  • thomas.more.946179 - 2012-07-21 15:16

    Steve, I admire you. When you were at the pinnacle of your career, what did you do? You helped the music industry in SA, you made shows with the lesser musicians, pulled them up to your level, I will never forget your show where you paid tribute to the old timers and made them feel important again. Yes, you are outspoken and you made many decisions that people don't agree with, but I remember the talented young guy singing at Fingers in Sunnyside and later the unselfish singer who shared his fame with the then unknown singers. I know I will get many thumbs down from those Steve haters because they hate your guts and the fact that you are not afraid to speak your mind.

  • rita.vanderlinde.7 - 2012-09-16 22:18

    I went to Steve's concert 'What a Beatiful niose"? The music of Neil Diamond, in case you don't know, I mean about the concert. I have most of Diamond's music as well as Kristofferson's and of course Steve's and would you believe me if I tell you that I truly prefer Steve's rendition of their songs to the originals? I love both Neil Diamon as well as Chris Kristofferson very much but Steve just has a special "something".

  • Rob Patrick Harford - 2014-10-28 16:53

    why John Vlismas? would it not be better to get comedians to do this?

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