The Heavyweights Comedy Jam Show billed for December 5th at Gaborone Sun Hotel is set to leave the audience in stitches, with South Africa’s funnies and most acclaimed stand-up top comedians set to perform. The audience will be treated to much hilarity and great silliness from Daniel Friedman known as Deep Fried Man, Mashabela ‘Papago’ Galane and Sifiso Nene alongside top local comic acts Paphani ‘Paps’ Masalila, Jacob ‘Jakes’ Tshweneyagae, Bafana ‘Ribcraker’ Letsatsi, Zimbabwean born, Charles Manase, while the host for the night will be Modiri ‘MOD’ Keseabetswe.
Award-winning comedian Deep Fried Man’s quirky, clever blend of music and comedy has seen him establish himself as a top South African comic. He won both the Newcomer Award at the inaugural SA Comics Choice Awards and the 2010 Parkers Comedy Showdown, and he has performed at some of South Africa’s biggest and best comedy events like The Jozi Comedy Festival, Blacks Only, the Nando’s Jozi Comedy Fest, and LNN Live to name a few. Deep Fried Man also brings his guitar playing skills to his stage show.
Sifiso Nene’s is no stranger to laughs; he is one of South Africa’s most gifted comedians. His unique standup act, imaginative routines and good humored jibes are perfect for any audience, from headlining some of the biggest comedy events in South Africa including Blacks Only. He is BhakaBhaka, one of the Taxi Drivers in the hit comedy film Taxi Ride. He won the Audience Choice award at the South African Comics Choice Awards in 2012 & 2013 and was the winner of a comedy talent show, So You Think You’re Funny. He has also enjoyed tremendous success as a co-host of Mzansi Insider on SABC 1 before.
Superbly bizarre comic Mashabela Galane, is a crowd pleaser who doesn’t tell jokes, but makes us laugh more than most comedians do. Mashabela is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today and one of the most accomplished, hardest working comedians. He is a natural comedian, born to make whoever he is with laugh and has a couple of DVDs and awards nominations under his belt. Mashabela performs regularly at all of the main stream comedy clubs around SA and every Wednesday he headlines & hosts top comics at Morula Sun in Pretoria.
Zimbabwean born, Charles is one of Botswana’s top rising new comedy talent. A regular on the comedy scene, young and full of charisma, nothing is out of bounds for this fellow. He started doing comedy in 2012. Since then he has made a name for himself on the Botswana and South Africa comedy circuit with performances in Mafikeng where he opened for Shampoo and Roni Modimola at Mahikeng Comedy Jam and Pretoria where he also performed with one of South Africa top comedian Pastor of Crazy Entertainers. He has also performed in Jwaneng, Tshabong and Selibe Phikwe among other places. Charles is a versatile comedian on stage with a good mixture of high energy, topical and observational humour.
Maun based, Jakes is one of the most diverse comedians of today and a high energy comic with rapid fire delivery. Recently he performed at 3 Kings Comedy Show with top local comics. He brings clean, high energy, fun and clever comedy to the show, he is smart and audience favorite wherever he performs. He displays a unique and electrifying brand of humor that keeps crowds laughing. His provocative comments about the different tribes and races always keep people laughing from beginning to end.
Young, energetic and funny, that’s the ideal way of describing Paps. He started doing comedy a year ago after leaving Yarona FM and he hasn’t looked back since. He has tore the roof of all main comedy shows in Botswana and has delighted audiences from Tsabong to Phikwe as a headliner of the acclaimed Laff-A-Lot national tour. Recently Paps performed in Pretoria (South Africa) at Morula Sun where he opened for Mashabela Galane. He is the future of Botswana Comedy. He is one of the hottest comedians touring the country today.
This comedy show promises to take the cake of all comedy shows in Botswana as it will be hosted by funny man MOD of Laff-A-Lot Crew. MOD is an incredibly talented standup comic making waves on the circuit as a superb comedian and MC of note. This versatile comedian finds new material daily from the perils of being married, world politics madness, baby sitting kids, general social commentary on current news headlines and he freely speaks his seditious mind.
“Heavyweights Comedy Jam is a concept that brings the best comics from 2 countries to perform together. This show is about showcasing the talents of comedians of each country in a performance venue, where they will represent their respective countries,” says Norman Proctor, media liaison at Major Move Comedy. “In the next 2 years comedy will become a viable project for government and individuals to invest in,” he added.