Steve Hofmeyr gets Comedy Central Roast

2012-07-03 12:47
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town – "Why is Steve Hofmeyr like Engen? There's a pump in every town."

Steve Hofmeyr, 47, will become South Africa's first personality to get a Comedy Central Roast in the style of David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Charlie Sheen, Viacom International Media Networks Africa has announced.

The controversial and outspoken artist, who has been through messy sex scandals and public spats and is a poster boy for trouble, will get a roast on Comedy Central (DStv 122) similar to the format used by the channel in America where celebrities are mocked by their peers.

If done well and in the same brutally honest fashion of the American version, it could start a new buzzworthy local TV event for the Comedy Central channel in South Africa.

The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr is scheduled to take place on 11 September in Johannesburg in front of a live audience and will be broadcast on Comedy Central on Monday, 24 September.

"The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr will be a unique, laugh-out-loud event and TV show that should set a new benchmark for African comedy entertainment," says Evert van der Veer, the head of Comedy Central Africa.

"Steve has done more than his fair share to keep the media busy over the years, and he has assured us that nothing will be off-limits to this Roast," says Alex Okosi, the senior vice president and managing director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa.

Do you know any good Steve Hofmeyr jokes? E-mail your funnies to and you could be published!


  • chris.gill.9849 - 2012-07-03 13:01

    Hopefully SA's comedians and the producers have the balls to do this properly... could be really awesome to watch.

      gennath - 2012-07-03 13:51

      Chris, I agree with you on the "balls" bit. This could be brilliant!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-03 16:47

      Saw the show - definitely recommend! Was crying with laughter. Preshen - you dirty dog you hahahaha!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-07-03 16:48

      Sorry meant the comedy festival - there was a bit of Steve roasting happening there.

  • Raymond - 2012-07-03 13:14

    Steve who?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-03 14:18

      your father

  • Tony - 2012-07-03 13:15

    Most of the Roasts I have seen have just been down-right crude!

      Lyndatjie - 2012-07-03 13:36

      I agree! Did you see the one of Joan Rivers? She said afterwards that it was like being raped in front of millions... I seriously don't agree that insulting people and making them a laughing stock is funny. :(

      Klippies - 2012-07-03 15:41

      Crude.... like Steve Hofmeyr?

  • nate.dryden - 2012-07-03 13:22

    after the Roast of Steve, I'd like to see Julius Malema up next...

      Klippies - 2012-07-03 15:42

      Malema doesn't need a roast, he does it to himself every time he opens his mouth.

  • booswig.visagie - 2012-07-03 13:23

    Ai, If DSTV refuses to air a funny Nando's ad, you have to ask yourself, how f*cking lame and censored is this show going to be?

  • erich.goosen - 2012-07-03 13:38

    Hopefully we will see the new version of the Boston tea party also.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-07-03 14:23

    There's no way he has the self-control not to bliksim someone whilst on the show. These roasts are ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING goes so I can't wait to see how one of my "favorite people I hate" crumbles under the insults :) mwuhahahaha Just be sure to put a shock collar around his neck to keep him in line.

  • henrep - 2012-07-03 14:42

    Serious respek vir Steve gekry na die.

  • hbongie - 2012-07-03 15:25

    Finally, i hope the celebrities of this country will stop being so darn serious!

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-07-04 00:02

      Celeb? Maybe in Pofadder.

  • yvettesteven.loots - 2012-07-03 16:37

    Jy mag miskien nie van hom hou nie (soos ek) , maar hy is braaf.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-07-03 17:20

    I am just wondering why do we have to always follow american crap in everything we do??? Why can't we think for ourselves and come up with something uniquely south africans??? It's big brother, pop idols, comedy central etc. which are foreign to motherland!!!

      yvettesteven.loots - 2012-07-03 18:08

      See Kyknet. Nice programs.

      eddy.deepfield - 2012-07-04 00:04

      Kameel - Its a pity Kyknet is soo amateurish and in a foreign language. I suppose people in Pofaddder have to watch something.

  • Siphokazi S Khanyile - 2012-07-03 20:07

    I can't wait for the roast. South Africa is need of a few laughs. I however, don't believe Steve is a racist, the media would say anything to make profits these days.

  • Jesse Palmer - 2012-07-04 00:16

    I don't see how his roast will make sense to anyone who isn't into the Afrikaans popular culture. You have to understand that MOST South Africans only know him for his...comments. And I doubt they'd make the whole roast about that only. Whereas the average Afrikaner/white person will know his music, his misadventures and achievements over the years...things like that, things that the roasters will bring into the show. I think for an SA roast, they should have started with someone all South Africans almost equally familiar with, like Leon Schuster, for example. Hell, or even Deborah Patta! Them two are more...wholely known entities.

  • herculesjansenvanvuuren - 2012-07-04 08:58

    If they use guys like Joe Parker and John Vlismas to roast him, it will definitely be worth it to watch.

  • grantfmeyer - 2012-07-04 09:24

    The first roaster should be Leon Schuster and in the words of Katt Williams, "Lets get him out of the way, so we can enjoy some comedy"

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-05 10:05

    good character from Steve..nice one on you boet!

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