Carl Ncube to partner SA comedians

EVENT Worx, a new art promotions company, will tomorrow host a comedy show featuring Carl Joshua Ncube alongside South Africans Chris Forrest and Mark Banks at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare.

Silence Charumbira

The combination of Ncube, Forrest and Banks is one destined to leave audiences in stitches as it is definitely going to be a different concept from what Zimbabweans are used to.

Forrest has been at the forefront of South Africa’s comedy for close to a decade.

His unique dry sense of humour has made him one of the most sought-after comedians in that country.

Banks has performed in Zimbabwe and his well over 25 years in the industry makes him a granddad of comedy.

He has been producing at least a single one-man show each year and has continuously performed before packed houses.

Ncube, on the other hand, is the biggest thing to have happened in local comedy with his aggressive and evocative style.

He has toured many African countries including Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa, among others, and has earned himself a big following across the continent.

Lyndon Kapuya, Event Worx public relations manager, said the show would be the first of some regular forthcoming comedy shows.

“We will regularly be bringing in stand-up comics to perform,” he said.

“This is a fantastic entertainment medium and we find that it is somewhat subdued in Zimbabwe.

“We want to ignite it and bring the energy and vibrancy through humour to our audiences.”

Event Worx is also scheduled to bring Barry Hilton and Tshepho Mogale in August and Joey Rasdien and Martin Jonas
in September.

The company will also be hosting family-oriented shows and musical concerts that they hope will change the face of local arts events.

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