Sifiso Nene the comedian is at the Baxter in Cape Town on Saturday after the Rugby World Cup final

One of SA’s most loved comedians, Sifiso Nene, is headed to Cape Town on Saturday to debut a one-night only performance of his newest funny showcase, I HAVE NO CHOICE, which promises to leave audiences in stitches.

The Kwazulu-Natal-born stand-up comedian, actor and MC, is set to charm The Mother City comedy audiences at The Baxter Theatre on Saturday 2 November 2019, with his infectious humour and relatable jokes.

I caught up with him yesterday

When are you happiest?
I am super happy when I’m on stage.

What does comedy mean to you?

Comedy is my life. I don’t have words that can describe it better than that

What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work ?

That I heal people through laughter. People are going through the most in life. It is always nice to hear people talk of the impact that comedy makes in their lifestival.

Are you Famous ?

I wouldn’t really say famous famous. But most people who are interested in the comedy industry do know me.

What do you think of Influencers ?

I think that it’s their time to shine and they should take advantage of this opportunity.

What drives you…. Ego or Humility?

Obviously humility

Give me a short joke with a punchline ?

You are cute

Your heroes?

Trevor Noah, David Kau, Riaad Mooser

Which living person do you admire most and why?

Trevor Noah. Do I really need to say why?

What is your most treasured possession?

My comedy gift

It’s your round what are you drinking?

Passion fruit and lemonade

Dream gig to do?

Montreal Comedy Festival

What makes you stand out?

My background informs my content. So that makes me stand out

Nicknames?

No nickname

If you were not a funny fellow what would you do?

I’d probably be in theatre

Pick five words to describe yourself?

Funny, observant, adventurous,introvert,smart

5 Favourite comedians of all time ?

1. Chris Rock
2.Dave Chappell
3. Trevor Noah
4.Riad Mooser
5.David Kau

Greatest Movie Ever Made?

Joker

What changed your life?

Discovering my COMEDY gift

Who do you love?

Peace

What is your favorite word?

Money and the Bokke must win the Rugby World Cup 2019

The Michael Jackson History Show: Artscape Opera House from 19 – 29 Jan

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Celebrate Jackson’s creative genius and unsurpassed talent with riveting live performances spanning his entire catalogue including Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Human Nature, PYT, They Don’t Really Care About Us and many more.

Get the full Michael Jackson concert experience with accomplished impersonator Dantanio – electrifying in his role as Jackson – plus a live band, choreographed dancers, authentic costumes, state-of-the-art sound and theatrical lighting, vision and effects.

“The ultimate tribute to the King of Pop…”

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN VOCALIST JOINS THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST DANCE SHOW – BURN THE FLOOR: FIRE IN THE B ALLROOM – ON THEIR SA TOUR

South African-singing powerhouse, Lelo Ramasimong, has been cast as a lead vocalist in Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom– fresh from the international dance show’s run in Pretoria at The State Theatre over the past few weeks.

Lelo joins fellow vocalist, Mikee Introna, in the diverse global cast, as Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroomheads to The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town this week Thursday (19 May) until 5 June, for two weeks of electrifying performances as part of their 2016 Tour in South Africa.

Lelo, who made her début at The State Theatre in Pretoria last week alongside the Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom cast, will feature throughout the Cape Town and Durban seasons of the dance production.

For Lelo, joining Burn The Floor: Fire in The Ballroom “is an honour” and she’s excited to be a part of this international production.

“The news hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I am excited to be one of the only two singers in the production touring SA. I can’t wait to take to the stage in Cape Town and Durban, and share this amazing experience of singing various musical genres for our audiences,” she shares.

Beginning her singing career in high school, Lelo first performed professionally in her home town, Durban.

The songbird rose to singing prominence in South Africa since her participation as a Top 10 finalist on Idols SA some years ago, before taking to the dance floor on the hit ballroom TV show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Lelo then took to the theatre to put her voice to the ultimate test by performing in the stage production of Dreamgirls in 2011 – and one of the biggest moments of her professional career so far.

As for Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom, Lelo says fans “are in for a treat” and that they “should expect the unexpected”.

“What I really love about this show is that I get to perform songs from different styles of music. There are songs for every member of the family to enjoy, and the dancing is absolutely phenomenal. The magnitude of this show is really jaw dropping to say the least.”

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EDITOR’S NOTES:

  • Burn The Floor: Fire In The Ballroom opens at the Baxter Theatre at theBaxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from May 19th to June 5th; and theiZulu Theatre at theSibaya Casino in Durban from June 8th to 19th.
  • BurnTheFloor: Fire in TheBallroom is brought to South Africa in 2016 by Dance Partner Productions, in association with TheSouth African State Theatre and Bernard Jay.

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