Comedy Central Africa’s Roast of Kenny Kunene is a few short weeks away, and finally we know who will be on the roasters panel! Sharpening up their claws for the upcoming comedy Roast are newly announced Roasters John Vlismas, Tumi Morake, Jack Parow, Rian van Heerden and P.J Powers. They join previously announced panellists Dineo Ranaka, Somizi Mhlongo and Khanyi Mbau in their mission: to boldly hurl comedic praise, insults, jokes, slurs and anecdotes at “Sushi King” turned politician Kenny Kunene.

Said Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa “The final Roastee line-up ticks all the right boxes for a momentous Roast, combining well known faces with some of South Africa’s funniest comedians and a sprinkling of the nation’s most flamboyant and outspoken celebrities.”

Celebrating his involvement in the Roast, Vlismas described Kenny Kunene as a “money-thieving gangster thug” while Tumi Morake referred to Kunene’s reputation as a ladies’ man by assuring concerned comedy fans “I haven’t slept with him!” More bluntly, Jack Parow predicted “Kenny, jy gaan kak!”

Rian van Heerden got into the spirit of the occasion, saying “Kenny, some call me a shock jock, and you’ll see exactly what that means when I shock you in your jocks. This Roast is going to be as raw as sushi. Get ready to eat it!” A more restrained PJ Powers added: “I’m going to do everything in my ‘Powers’ to put Kenny in his place: dressed up as a chopstick-dinner on a kitchen table. It’s your turn, Kenny. I can’t wait to take the first bite!”

Tickets for “The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene Fired up by Nando’s” are available at Computicket or the Lyric Theatre Box Office, priced R 700.

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