Magtag! A unique Afrikaans comedy festival

Magtag! – an Afrikaans comedy show like no other – is taking place on Friday 24 June and Saturday 25 June  at Carnival City in Johannesburg. TheMagtag! cast includes hilarious comedians like Monique Nortjé, Shimmy Isaacs, Schalk Bezuidenhout and Melt Sieberhagen, with radio host Rian van Heerden acting as MC. There will also be a special performance by the band Bittereinder, and a video screening of the vlogger Suzelle DIY. Don’t miss it!

Win a double ticket to go see Magtag! on 25 June at Carnival City. Entry form at the end of this article…


This is the first time in the history of Whacked’s Afrikaans comedy that a multimedia festival that celebrates the excellent local talent will be held. This performance is especially for fans of good Afrikaans comedy, and promises to be an experience that you won’t forget – with stand up, videos, and music.

“Comedy in South Africa has grown a lot during the past few years, with bigger and more spectacular performances. However, most of the performances are still only in English. This is why we thought it would be a good idea to do something unique in Afrikaans. Afrikaans comedy celebrates something unique that is just impossible to translate”, says Marita van Schalkwyk, creative director, about this excellent Whacked production. “We can’t wait for these two nights, where thousands of Afrikaans speaking people will get together to enjoy a brilliant performance of local comedy.

The production is much more than a performance: it is an experience. It already begins in the foyer of the theatre. Guests will be able to enjoy the fantastic products on display, and find surprises around each corner. All of this happens even before the audience enters the arena. They even stand the chance to win access to the VIP room, backstage. The lucky winners can meet all the performers and celebrities, and even take a few selfies with them.

“With the content that is breaking away from traditional formats like that of “Spies and Plessis” and the impressive work of artists like Casper de Vries, we have seen the rise of wonderful new comedians. These artists fill the Afrikaans comedy scene by making use of many new platforms, from stage to screen, but they are also creating a big online presence. We want to create a show that will capture the Afrikaans comedy scene’s versatility.”

kykNET, that proudly forms part of this production together with comedy producer Whacked, will also broadcast Magtag! on television, as tickets are limited and not everyone will be able to join in on this milestone. This will also be the very first time that Whacked’s multimedia comedy extravaganza will be broadcast on kykNET. The production also has the support of Jacaranda FM, a sponsor that is very excited about the fantastic evening lying ahead for Afrikaans comedy.

Tickets for the Afrikaans comedy show of the year is available at Computicket.

On show on the 24th& 25th of June at Carnival City

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Win 2 tickets to see Magtag! at Carnival City on 25 June 2016. Simply fill in the short form below:


Competition Entry Form

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Who of the cast members has a cat with 3 legs?
A : MoniqueB: Melt

Winner to be announced on 23 June 2016.

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