Blacks Only Comedy is back with twist


Solly Makganoto

The iconic Blacks Only comedy is back and this time around it will be hosted in two cities. 

Blacks Only 2018 returns for its 15th year and as always it promises to continue tickling the audiences with a combination of politics and personal stories.

Top international comics Dwayne Perkins (US), Ruben Paul (US) and UK based Daliso Chaponda from Malawi will be joining David Kau’s not-to-be-missed Blacks Only comedy celebration this August in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Blacks Only Joke Appropriation Without Compensation takes place at The Ticketpro Dome on August 11 and at the Cape Town ICC on August 14. Now in its 15th year, it is the biggest and boldest Blacks Only show yet. Aside from the transnational contingent, it features the country’s best comic talent.

Local favourites Kagiso Mogadi, Mpho Popps, Riaad Moosa, Skhumba, Somizi Mhlongo and Tumi Morake will also be on hand to provide some much needed jabs.

The complete line-up is as follows:

Johannesburg, 11 August-TicketPro Dome:
Daliso Chaponda (UK), David Kau (MC); Dwayne Perkins (USA), Kagiso KG Mogadi; Lihle Msimang; Mpho Popps; Riaad Moosa; Ruben Paul (USA); Schalk Bezuidenhout; Sifiso Nene; Siya Seya; Skhumba; Somizi and Tumi Morake.

Cape Town, 14 August-The Cape Town ICC Auditorium 1:
Celeste Ntuli, Daliso Chaponda (UK), David Kau (MC); Dwayne Perkins (USA), Kagiso KG Mogadi; Nina Hastie; Riaad Moosa; and Ruben Paul (USA).

Tickets to the show are available from Computicket and start at R250 for Joburg and R275 for Cape Town.

Doors to the Joburg show will open at 18h00 and the show starts at 20h00, while doors to the Cape Town show will open at 19h00 with the show starting at 20h00.