Johannesburg: Tuesday, 14 June 2022 – South African actress, musician, socialite, TV host and unapologetic personality Khanyi Mbau is set to take centre stage in a global first – she is set to feature in the first Comedy Central Roast of an African female. Khanyi Mbau will sit fearlessly atop the Roast throne, while comedians and other African personalities sharpen their claws. With panelist announcements to follow in the coming weeks, there is no doubt that this will be the hottest ticket in town. The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau is brought to you by Showmax and will be recorded at a live taping this July. It will premiere on Comedy Central Africa’s DStv Channel 122 and Showmax in August.
Khanyi Mbau sees this as the perfect extension of all she has brought to the entertainment industry over her career. “Who else but me? The first African female to be roasted by Comedy Central was only ever going to be me, even your favs could NEVER,” Khanyi Mbau said. “You’ve said what you said, now say it to my face.”
“We’re excited to bring the laughs to Mzansi with our partners, Showmax for The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau. After 2 years of the pandemic, we’re ready to feel the roasts and laugh in person and as such we’re committed to bringing the best in comic relief to African audiences,” said Dillon Khan, Vice President of Comedy Central Africa.
“Khanyi Mbau steamed up Showmax screens this year as Zandile in The Wife S2, which broke records and topped Twitter,” says Candice Fangueiro, Head of Content at Showmax. “Things haven’t turned out well for anyone who’s messed with Zandile and the Zulu brothers’ family so far, so good luck to anyone brave enough to try roast her.”
The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau brought to you by Showmax will debut on Comedy Central Africa (DStv Channel 122) and Showmax in August.