Make way for the new comedians

2017-08-08 12:17

Cape Town - What do TV presenters Jeannie D and Khanyi Mbau, rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb; celebrity chef and MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng; media personalities Kuli Roberts and John Robbie; Isidingo star Robert Whitehead and former Bafana Bafana player Mark Williams have in common?

They are all about to be turned into stand-up comedians thanks to help from some comic heavyweights and Comedy Central’s brilliant new show Famous Last Words, which debuts on the channel (DStv 122) on Monday, August 14, at 21:00.

Not only is it going to provide 10 weeks of riveting television, it is all for a good cause! There will be a Famous Last Words Gala Event – open to the public with stand-up performances by the comics and their celebrity mentees – with proceeds going to the Smile Foundation.

The comedians – Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Casper de Vries, Rob van Vuuren, Nina Hastie, Kagiso Lediga, Mpho Popps and Joey Rasdien – will spend time with their celebrity partners and step into their psyche to find the funny in their everyday lives with hilarious and sometimes painful results. This will enable them to coach their protégé with the goal of doing their first ever five-minute stand-up comedy set in front of a live audience.

The first episode of Famous Last Words (Monday, August 14) has Jeannie D taking Jason Goliath into her glamourous world while showing him just how much wax is required when your body is your business (ouch!). In the episode on Monday, August 21, John Robbie’s Irish heritage rubs off on Kagiso Lediga with a jig and a beer while Joey Rasdien learns what it takes to be a top-class footballer (Monday, August 28) courtesy of Mark Williams.

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