After its recent sell-out run and almost a decade leaving audiences in stitches, Charous and Bruinous is back. The latest edition of the much-celebrated series takes place on 30 June at Cuba Lounge Moses Mabhida and features some of South Africa’s most talented Indian and Coloured stand-up comedy acts who will share the stage for a laugh-a-minute event of the year.
The show will be headlined by Cape legend Marc Lottering returns to Durban to headline the extravaganza that promises to be unforgettable. Lottering is hot off the hugely successful debut season of ‘Aunty Merle The Musical’ and in recent time has enjoyed considerable success with his solo shows ‘Hashtag Lottering’ and ‘This is your Captain Lottering Speaking’. Durban audiences have been eagerly anticipating the return of the star of From the Cape Flats with Love.
Among the other acts featured are Kelvin Stoffels, Daryl Williams, Jeremiah Gounden, Nabeel Peer, Spencer Govender and Mo Vawda. One of the highlights of the show will surely be Williams, one of the hottest emerging talents in the country who has made a name for himself on stages across the country. Winner of last year’s Comikaze national comedy contest, Williams offers a fresh perspective on a wide range of topics. But his Wentworth anecdotes are a winner. Fellow Durbanite Spencer Govender also features. Known for his razor sharp wit and his ability to make fun out of the most bizarre scenarios, Govender is quickly building a dedicated fan base.
Similarly, Mo Vawda has grown in leaps and bounds since bursting onto the scene two years ago and is now featured alongside some of the industry’s biggest hitters on major stages across the province and nationally. Vawda has won fans over with his tales of a paranoid Muslim guy travelling the world and the perils of married life. Fellow rising star Jeremiah Gounden is another act making serious waves in the industry with his laid back style joke telling, versatility and great impersonations. He never disappoints.
Finally audiences can also forward to the comic stylings of Kelvin ‘Callies’ Stoffels, known for smooth style and humorous take on relationships and other everyday hazards. His signature style of delivery has made him a favourite wherever he performs and besides telling amazingly funny stories, if you’re lucky, this silver fox ‘ballie’ may even ‘bust a move’ or two.
Comics will also go ‘grass roots’ and will narrate witty coloured tales from exotic lands like Phoenix, Wentworth, Sydenham and Chatsworth. ‘Charous and Bruinous’ takes place at Cuba Lounge Moses Mabhida Stadium on 30 June at 8pm. Tickets are R150 and are available through Computicket and Shoprite outlets.