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THE Civic Centre in Port Shepstone will be set alight tomorrow when the stars of 99% Zulu Comedy, including the town’s very own poster boy, Tsoro, aka Sifiso Tutshini, hit town.
The show also features South Africa’s first lady of vernacular comedy, Celeste Ntuli, Felix Hlophe and comedy’s “comeback kid” Simphiwe Shembe.
The emcee for the evening will be KwaZulu-Natal’s most successful celebrity comedian, Sya-B, aka Siyabonga Radebe.
A prolific stand-up comedian, writer, singer, director and actor, he starred in the SABC1 drama series, A place called home, played Boboza, a troubled musician who committed suicide on e.tv’s Rhythm City, and played Xolani Mthembu in Generations. He has had roles in Intersexions, Gugu no-Andile, Wild at Heart, Sokhulu and Partners and Home Affairs.
The Durban University of Technology drama graduate has also appeared in Blacks Like Me, Cheap Show, Closer and Grin and Bear It.
“People must come in their big numbers as they will see a properly produced show for the first time in the area, and we’ll be taking pictures with them as well,” Sya-B told The Witness.
The 99% Zulu Comedy show starts at 8 pm, and tickets cost R150 at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers. — Arts Editor.