Afrikaans comedy rises with a Kedoef. Come and see a comedy show that will blow you away – with stand-up, sketch, video and music.
Take the best comedy production company in the country, a group of the most talented humorists around, some of the best video sketch artists on the internet, the television channel that defined Afrikaans entertainment, ground breaking musical group Bittereinder … and Rian Van Heerden and what do you get?
Magtag! … a night that you will never forget… dedicated to the wonderful sound of Afrikaans laughter. Top comedy producers, Whacked, feel that Afrikaans humour is unique in the world, and should be celebrated in a world-class way.
“Comedy has been going through a real boom in South Africa over the last few years, with bigger and more spectacular shows being staged – but almost all of them have favoured English. We thought we should put together something that really celebrates Afrikaans, as it is a unique language, and some of the greatest Afrikaans comedy writing just can’t be translated into any other language, without losing it’s real magic,” says Marita Van Schalkwyk, creative director on this premium Whacked production. “We can’t wait for these two nights, where thousands of Afrikaans speaking people can get together and enjoy a spectacular show that celebrates and acknowledges the sheer hilarity of local comedy.”
“With the migration of content away from the traditional formats such as “Spies en Plessis” and the amazing sketch work by artists such as Casper De Vries, we have seen the rise of amazing younger comedians who now define the Afrikaans comedy world across new platforms, not just on stage and screen but increasingly online. We want to stage an event that will capture this magic.”
KykNet is proud to partner with top comedy producer, Whacked, to produce a television special around this event, as tickets are limited, and not everyone will be able to attend this landmark event. It is also history in the making as this is the first time Afrikaans stand-up comedy will be featured on the much loved channel.
Jacaranda FM are also 100% behind the initiative, as for years, they have spoken to the Afrikaans market and know that it is high time that someone staged a huge and exciting night of Afrikaans comedy.
The producers promise that this will be so much more than just a show, with the experience starting in the foyer, with fantastic products on display, surprises around every corner, and then flowing into the arena, and even chances to win very exclusive backstage passes to the VIP lounge, where lucky winners can meet the cast and take selfies after the show.
Book at Computicket for the Afrikaans comedy show of the year –
Magtag! Opening on the 24th, 25th June at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena at 8pm.