Long John headlines Major Moves Comedy night next month
Local fans of comedy are in for a treat as Major Moves Comedy is busy working around the clock to host the customary comedy nights featuring Botswana and Zimbabwe’s funniest stand-up comedians. Aptly tagged “Major Moves Comedy Nights”, the show, slated for Friday, March 2 at Multi Cuisine Restaurant located at Zambezi Towers, Central Business District (CBD), Gaborone promises to tickle everybody’s funny bone.
“The audience will be treated to so much hilarity and great silliness from a variety of comics whilst enjoying a meal and beverage of their choice. The show promises fireworks and our venue is easily accessible to patrons who will experience top notch entertainment,” said the organisers this week.
According to the organisers, the show will be headlined by Long John and will feature Thapelo Malani, Phenyo “The Master” Phaladi as well as upcoming comedians.
“The South African based Long John is one of Zimbabwe’s fastest growing and continentally acclaimed comedians. He has that inert ability to augment rib-tickling comedy and to invoke an engaging badinage in every setting be it corporate, social or even in a religious set up with a raillery that’s smart and immaculately carved. The village boy as he’s affectionately known, had his first breakthrough performance in 2012 at the Simuka Comedy Night Book café. He performed his first comedy tours in South Africa in 2014 and 2015 performing over 15 shows alongside big names such as Loyiso Gola, John Vlismas, Tall Ass Mo, Barry Hilton, Joe parker, etc.”
Long John has previously also toured Namibia and United Kingdom (UK) where he performed at The African Comedy Festival and local comedy clubs in London which include the high-status Cavendish Comedy Club.
The funny man has also performed at the Swaziland International Comedy Festival, Mzansi Comedy Nights on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic and is currently touring the world with dates in Botswana, Australia, Ireland, Namibia, Lesotho and Zambia. Another act is Thapelo Malani – a visually impaired comedian who has performed and shared stages with big names locally and internationally.
“His funny, imaginative routines and good-humoured jibes are perfect for any audience and for any event. He has performed at the Heavyweights International Comedy Festival (HICOFEST), GIMC Comedy Night, and Francistown Comedy Night and has opened for Shampoonaiza at the Pretoria State Theatre and Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mafikeng,” said Major Moves Comedy’s Gaolatlhe Kediemetse.
The comedy heavyweight always proves that he is a force to be reckoned with by belting out witty and humorous punch lines that always leave the audience in stitches each time he takes to the stage. Still on the comedy menu is none other than Phenyo The Master – one of the funniest and most active comedians to ever come out of Botswana.
Phenyo always brings clean, high energy, fun and clever comedy to any stage raging on the absurd, ridiculous and unbelievable. In 2016, Phenyo was invited as one of the select few African comedians to represent Botswana at the biggest comedy awards in Africa, the Savanna Comics Choice Awards. In the past, he has had great performances at ZeroChill Comedy in Swaziland, Mafikeng Comedy Jam, Indigenous Food and Comedy Festival in Johannesburg, Shampoonaiza Comedy Nights as well as the Lesotho Comedy Remedy.
“Quite exciting is that we are introducing monthly shows and exploring ways of getting Botswana talent including upcoming comedians to shine locally and internationally. This event is another way to develop a different and alternative form of leisure as well as get comedians active and at par with international acts. We will be giving comedians more time on stage as the headliner will be doing a full set of his ‘one Man Show’ and we will also include upcoming comedians,” said events coordinator for Major Moves Comedy, Gaolathe Kediemetse.
In their quest to create a sustainable market and continual artist development, Major Moves Comedy has secured a booking for Francistown based Augustus Phillimon and Thapelo Malani in Bulawayo alongside Clive Chigubu at the Rainbow Hotel on Friday, 23rd of February.
“We are excited to be hosting a fresh international comedian from Harare, Zimbabwe. However, we are equally excited that our comedians will be making their debut performance in Bulawayo the week before. Our main aim is to see stand-up comedy grow in Botswana as part of our mainstream entertainment,” he added.
The venue sponsor is Multicuisine Restaurant which is in the heart of the city at Zambezi Towers in the CBD. Multicuisine strives to satisfy each and every soul that steps into their restaurant with the best of quality and taste that leaves one with a lasting and intense food pleasure no matter which part of the world they are from.
Tickets for the event are already available at Webtickets & Spar outlets from P150 single and P200 double. The show starts at 730pm.
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