Preparations for the Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr (#RoastZA) are warming up nicely as Comedy Central (@ComedyCentralAF) reveals that tickets for the sizzling hot comedy event go on sale on Monday 23 July at 3.30pm
To encourage comedy fans to buy tickets to the must-see show, the channel has revealed three of the eight celebrity Roasters who will feature in the show: top comedians Casper de Vries (@casperrasper) and John Vlismas (@fort.yshort), and outspoken entertainment journalist Kuli Roberts (@kuliroberts) will all be tasked with delivering barbed comments, cutting jokes and outrageous tributes to Hofmeyr (@steve_hofmeyr), the evergreen actor, musician, talk show host, activist, poet and blogger who polarises opinion across South Africa
Comedy Central will release details of the celebrity Roastmaster and five other Roasters in due course.
‘The Comedy Central Roast Of Steve Hofmeyr’ will be recorded at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg on 11 September 2012 in front of a live audience.
Commented Casper de Vries, “I’m very excited! I’ve got my marinade, I’ve got my recipe: all we need now is the Roast!”
De Vries continued, “I have been friends with Steve since the dawn of time. We’re not best buddies, but do see each other from time to time and respect one another. I am a big fan of the Comedy Central Roasts and I have seen nearly every single one. I think I’m ready and love the format of these Roasts.
“It would be beneficial for the Roastee (Steve) to be on an intravenous supply of alcohol or something similar, because these Roasts do tend to get bitchy with an orgy of puns and friendly insults. Somehow, I don’t think Steve would mind an orgy… “