Johannesburg, 28 May 2013: Another sell out night at The Box, Johannesburg, saw Krugersdorp loans manager Jzuan Dreyer (24) scoring victory in the last and final heat of the Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) amateur comedy search.
Dreyer(@jzaun11)beat Karabo Tshikube (@jzaun11)a 21 year old actress/performer/dancer from Braamfontein in a close-fought contest at The Box (26 May). Dreyer and Tshikube (@jzaun11), who were lucky enough to share the stage with some of South Africa’s best comics including Trevor Gumbi, both showed the crowd that they had what it takes to perform alongside “the greats” of stand up comedy. Dreyer, however, ultimately won the crowd over with his light-hearted take on everyday humour, which included some smart observations on disability and the lives of disabled people.
Dreyeris the last of 9 contestants who now proceed to the final of Comedy Central’samateur stand-up comedy contest on 2 June. He joins fellow qualifiers Werner Cloete, Tyson Ngubeni, Arieh Esra, Mo Mothebe, Zakkiya Khan,Glen Biderman-Pam, Lumkile Tyese and Adriaan de Klerk at the finale at The Box on Sunday 2 June. The winner will get their break at Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s, Comedy Central’s regular stand up gig on 26 June, which will be hosted by comedy legend Joe Parker. The winner’s set will also feature during the broadcast of Comedy Central Presents Joe Parker Live at Parker’s, premiering on Comedy Central on Friday 16 August at 20:55 CAT.
Commented Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa, “Congratulations to Jzuan who deservedly rounds out a strong line-up of contenders for the finale. For our contestants, all roads now lead to the final and the biggest break of their lives, and we know they are all preparing intensely for an awesome night on 2 June.”
Judges for the final, which starts @ 20.00 CAT on Sunday 2 June include Comedy Central’s Evert van der Veer and Goliath&Goliath. Tickets for the final will be available at the door at The Box Comedy Nights, POPArt Theatre, (@POPArtJHB), Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg.