Comedy Central announces talent for second live Roast Battle

The battle lines are drawn up and the armies are ready as Comedy Central’s mobilizes its second live Roast Battle (Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino, Johannesburg, 30 June).

Duking it out against each other in the comedy contest are three pairs of stand-up comedians, who’ll be using scorching one liners, witty repartee and hilarious insults to score points against their comedy foes.

The adversaries facing off in round 2 are:  Lihle Lindzy vs Robby Collins, Gavin Kelly vs Alyn Adams, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane vs Richelieu Beauvoir.

Each comedy duo will battle it out before competing in a 3-way “Roast-off” at the end of the evening, in front of guest judge Anele Mdoda, comedy industry judge Joe Parker, and host John Vlismas.  The evening’s winner will join last month’s winner Dillan Oliphant and other finalists at the Roast Battle grand final later in 2016.

Commented Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Comedy Central, Africa, “Our new Roast Battle format received a really warm welcome first time around, and we’re expecting even better this month as we fire up a fresh batch of South Africa’s hottest comedy adversaries.”

Comedy Central Roast Battle will be recorded in front of a live audience at Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino on Thursday, 30 June.  Tickets for the show are available from Computicket, or on the door at Parker’s on 30 June.  Tickets are R150.  Doors open at 18:00.  Over 18s only.

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