Friday, 23 January 2015

Space Dot Comedy - 30 January 2015 - Meet the Comics

It's one week to go until Space Dot Comedy! Karmen and I (Indie Comedie) are so excited to let you know more about the artists that will be performing in our show!  If you missed info about the show, what?!!  Here it is people!

Indie Comedie presents 
Space Dot Comedy at in the Joburg Theatre
30 January 2015 @19:30

We have put some of the greatest acts in the first line up - artists who showcase a range of styles in South African stand Up Comedy: 

Mojak Lehoko
Twitter: @MojakLehoko / Instagram: @MojakLehoko / Facebook Page:  Mojak Lehoko

Mojak Lehoko is revered as an observational and spontaneous stand up comedian with a knack for identifying the humour in even the most “dire” of circumstances. His ability to adapt to diverse audiences has allowed him to perform at comedy events and corporate functions all over South Africa.  He was nominated in the Newcomer category in the inaugural Comics Choice awards 2011 and nominated in the 2013 International Emmys for his work in Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.

Mojak has performed in and produced a range of live comedy festivals.  He has performed  extensively in corporate events as a comedian and MC.  Mojak is a voice over artist and a well known face on television.  He has appeared in a number of in advertisements, the television series - "Laugh Out Loud" and the sketch series "Next of next week" for the South African Insurance Association.  He is well known for his work in Late Night News with Loyiso Gola.  

Deep Fried Man
Twitter: @DeepFriedMan / Instagram: @DeepFriedMan / Facebook Page:  Deep Fried Man

Once a good, Jewish boy destined to be a lawyer, after a freak accident involving a deep fat fryer mild-mannered Daniel Friedman transformed into Deep Fried Man. Sadly, this new persona came with no special powers other than the ability to write bizarre comedy songs poking fun at politics, popular culture, sex, social media and his own identity as a white South African. 

So far, Deep Fried Man has somehow been able to make a living singing these songs. He has even performed at many of South Africa’s biggest comedy events (Blacks Only, Bafunny Bafunny, Kings and Queens of Comedy), won some awards (Comics Choice Awards, Standard Bank Ovation Award), appeared in a host of TV shows and films (Material, ZANews, Comedy Central Presents Divine) and is a permanent cast member on multiple Emmy-nominated satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.

His mother still thinks he should have studied law.

Twitter: @Prins_VR/ Facebook:  Prins

The comedian formally and informally known as 'Prins' is a young, skinny and brown jester all the way from the distant and dark lands of the Eastern Cape.

He started his comedy tenure in 2011/2012 when he joined the Rhodes University improv comedy troup, NATCAF. He would then spend the next year completing his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Law & Management whilst gaining steady momentum as a stand-up comedian, master of ceremonies and general entertainer at all major university gigs, shows and corporate functions.

In 2013 he moved to Johannesburg to further pursue comedy, having thus far featured on various funny line-ups, and having played at major comedy hot spots such as Kitcheners, The Box, Parkers Comedy and Jive, Sway Club, The Lighthouse and many others.

Glen Biderman-Pam
Twitter: @GlenBidermanPam / Instagram: @GlenBPam

Glen Biderman-Pam is an actor and comedian.  He completed his theatre and performance training at the University of Cape Town in 2011 where he appeared in all major productions. 

As a professional actor he has played on international stages in Boston (USA), Perth (AUS) and Brighton (UK) the Market Theatre Main stage twice, as well as The Baxter Theatre and National Arts Festival Main stage.
He has performed stand-up comedy at the top venues in Johannesburg (The Lyric Theatre, Headlining Parkers Monte Casino and The Box Comedy, presented by GOLIATH AND GOLIATH) and in Cape Town (Jou Ma se Comedy Club and Armchair Sundays), as well as internationally at Perth Fringe Festival

In June 2013, Glen Won Comedy Central Open Mic Talent Search and as a result performed live on Comedy Central with Barry Hilton, Joe Parker, Tats Nkonzo and Conrad Koch at Parkers Comedy and Jive. In December 2014, he opened for Barry Hilton’s show at the Lyric Theatre The Way I See It.

Glen was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Comics Choice Awards 2014.  He has appeared in a number of local and international films and commercials.

 Ebenhaezer Dibakwane 
Twitter: @Yes_its_Ebby

Ebenhaezer Dibakwane is a performer that has often been referred to as a clown of the people, for the people, by the people; this is, of course, a reference he has given himself. Born in Mbombela, Mpumalanga; Dibakwane provides an inordinate narrative that is attributed to his unique upbringing. 

He has performed on stages in Vanderbijl Park, in Mabopane and all over Johannesburg. He has been privileged to have multiple performances at The Lighthouse in Melville, Kitchener’s in Braamfontein, O-Zone Nightclub in Soweto, The Box in Maboneng and Parker’s Comedy Club at Montecasino in Fourways.

He’s performed open spots on stages alongside the Comedic Genius;  Ebenhaezer Dibakwane- no wait, he is Ebenhaezer Dibakwane. His performance assures his audience an incredible time with the possibility of painful stomachs, breathless lungs, severe headaches, and in rare cases, death.
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Suhayl Essa
Twitter: @The_Shwale / Instagram:  @SuhaylEssa

Suhayl Essa is a 22 year old med student with a funny bone.  He began stand up comedy a year ago, performing at club gigs across Gauteng.  

Suhayl is what you would call a Man's Man (Comedian, Hannes Brummer called him pretty).  Don't worry, ladies, he's straight and available.

Suhayl has made his mark on stages like the Space Theatre, The Box (Pop Art Theatre) with Goliath and Goliath, Acoustic CafĂ© featuring Trevor Gumbi, Comedy at Mishmash, Hip Hop Comedy nights at Van der Bijl park featuring Nina Hastie and Parkers Comedy Club owned by comedy veteran, Joe Parker.  Since then, he has performed across South Africa on stages in both Durban and Cape Town. 

Suhayl was a semi finalist in the Parkers comedy contest "Comi-Kaze".  He hosted last year's Charity Comedy event at Wits Medical School.  Suhayl opened for Riaad Moosa's one man show "Doctor's Orders" in Lenasia, Gauteng. 

As a newcomer, he finds that comedy is a creative outlet to express himself and entertain people at the same time. In spite of his education, Suhayl Essa believes that laughter is the best medicine.

Karmen Naidoo
Twitter: @KarmenNaidoo / Instagram: @KarmenNaidoo / Facebook:  Indie Comedie

This Durban Native started her comedy Journey a year ago, with much enthusiasm of the arts and an avid follower it was an easy transition to mould her into what some may say the fastest growing young female comic in the country.

Her quirky and witty style of humour has set her apart from the others, her originality and progressive style resonates with both young and old, She is fast climbing the ranks within the comedy industry.
With over 60 performances since starting comedy in September 2013 at the following venues, Catalina Theatre (DBN), The Armchair (CPT), Parker’s Comedy Jive (Gold Reef City), Parker’s
Comedy (Monte Casino), The State theatre, The Light house (JHB), Kitchener’s (JHB), Kak Funny (Arcade Empire, PTA), Kak Funny ( UJ Con Cowan Centre), The Ozone (Soweto), The Market Theatre, Camden 031 (DBN), TSG Fourways, Mish Mash and The Box.

Her dedication and perseverance to comedy is remarkable, and her fresh outlook is a delight for any audience member.  Karmen is the co-founder of Indie Comedie.

Zakkiya Khan 
Twitter: @Zakkiya_Khan / Instagram: @WinkingPlum / Facebook:  Indie Comedie

Zakkiya Khan is a macro-soul in the body of a micro-person. She is the oldest of 3 children and the favourite.

Zakkiya comes from Durban, but now exercises her democratic right to reside in the heart of Pretoria in a small and "traditional" suburb called the Moot. She is quite charitable, spending her free time socializing homeless cats and educating the people of Pretoria on Indian culture.

As a comedian, Zakkiya Khan delivers the unexpected. Her direct and candid style of humour is unpredictable and intelligent. Zakkiya shares her experiences and opinions through her awkward stage presence, hard hitting statements and a smile that melts hearts.

In her 3 years as a comedian, Zakkiya has appeared on television, advertisements and performed regularly at club gigs across Gauteng.  She has been named in City Press's Top 10 Emerging Comics 2013.  Zakkiya is the Co-Founder of Indie Comedie.


Well, that is a star studded line up, you cannot miss it! If you are in Gauteng, come through and support the best in South African Stand Up Comedy.  It's a great way to spend a Friday Night!

The show will take place at, a theatre within the Joburg Theatre complex, which lies in the vibey Braamfontein area of Johannesburg.  We know crime is not funny, so safe parking will be available at Joburg Theatre. 

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