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Stand-up comedy comes to Montecasino

The Black Tie Comedy Tour, which features an all-American cast of stand-up comedians, will be the highlight of the Ayoba Festival, Joburg. The show will be staged every night at the Teatro, Montecasino from 16 to19 November, 2011.
The six heavyweights that make the Ultimate Black Pack of the Comedy World are: Aries Spears, Reese Waters, Godfrey, Wil Sylvince, Earthquake and Roz G.

The host, Godfrey, performs all over the world and has landed a deal at Fox to develop an animated sitcom based on his life. His viral video, White Woman's Workout, has been viewed over 1.5 million times and can be seen at

Impersonations of Brown, Pacino and Murphy

A stand-up comedian since the age of 14, Aries Spears had his first major film role in John Leguizamo's comedy "The Pest". When he joined the cast of Fox Television's comedy show Mad TV, he attracted rave reviews for his impersonations of James Brown, Al Pacino and Eddie Murphy.

Earthquake, or "Quake"' as he is known on the comedy circuit, shot to fame after several spots on Comedy Central and Mad TV. His own Comedy Central show, Earthquake, was followed by a starring role in Jamie Foxx's Comedy Central special Laffapalooza!

Commentaries and interviews

Reese Waters' meteoric rise through the comedy ranks began shortly after being tapped by New York Magazine as one of the city's 10 Comedians To Watch. Waters brought comedy truth to sports as co-host of The Daily Line on the Versus Network, where he gave witty commentaries on the big sports news of the day, along with interviews with everyone from Queen Latifah to Tea With Tyson.

Wil Sylvince gives his unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture. His writing skills have been used and featured on The Fugees' album "The Score" and Wyclef's "The Carnival".

Thunderous voice and persona

Big Roz or Lady Roz G, is an up-and-coming female comedian. In male-dominated industry, she blazes onto the stage with her comedic skills, thunderous voice and persona. She sings, raps and dances.

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Bookings are now open at Computicket ( or +27 (0)83 915 8000.

Tickets are priced from R150 to R300. There are discounts for group bookings of 10 or more. No persons under 16.


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