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Proudly Coloured Comedy shines bright like a diamond at Emperor’s Palace this March

By in Art, Culture, Entertainment on February 24, 2016

The Proudly Coloured Comedy team featuring some of the best comedic talent in South Africa is back for a show that is sure to deliver some of the best stand-up talent the country has to offer.

Taking place for the first time at Emperor’s Palace on the 5th of March 2016, Dust to Diamonds features the comedians we’ve come to love that offer a hilarious look at what being coloured in South Africa means – and a whole lot more.

Proving that black diamonds don’t easily gather dust, Stuart Taylor (MC), Shimmy Isaacs, Dillan Oliphant, Prins, Hamish Kyd and Tracey Lee Oliver, who all come from humble beginnings, are now regarded as some of South Africa’s funniest and best loved comedians…and they tell it like it is.

Don’t miss out on a no-holds barred, no swearing, family-friendly comedy event from these coveted, proudly coloured comedians for one day only – there will be 2 shows on the 5th – the matinee at 3PM and the evening show will start at 8PM.

New to Proudly Coloured Comedy, Stuart Taylor comes on board as the evening’s MC. He recently won the Standard Bank Ovation Award for Comedy at the 2015 National Arts Festival. He is known for his witty stories, careful observations and clever punchlines, never missing an opportunity to shine with his slick dialogue.

A firm favourite amongst the Proudly Coloured Comedy audience, Shimmy Isaacs from Worcester, Cape Town struggles to decide what to eat or wear, but she knows her comedy! Never big on assumptions, Shimmy is pretty good at reading a crowd and in which direction she wants her glittering career to go.

A SA Comics’ Choice Awards winner, Dillan Oliphant never disappoints. He was recently crowned as “Roastmaster Champion” at the International Comedy Central Roast Gala event where SA comics came together to roast renowned US “insult comic” Jeff Ross. Dillan out-joked some of the country’s biggest comedians including John Vlismas, Celeste Ntuli and Trevor Gumbi. Hailing from Eldorado Park in Johannesburg, Dillan has slowly but surely made waves in the comic scene adding sparkle to every stage with his dead-pan one-liners – ensuring his unnervingly clever jokes are accessible to everyone.

Prins, a stand-up comedian from Sophiatown, is fresh back from representing South Africa in Switzerland at the Jokenation Gala Evening. Prins was one of 1000 entrants of the international competition. Young and witty, he has polished his routine to perfection having his sights set on seeking to amuse the masses.

Hamish Kyd from Durban is known for his distinctive sense of humour, as well as being a veteran actor-playrwight. He has penned, produced, directed and acted in several theatre works over the past 27 years. He was honoured to have been bestowed in 2009 with a Living Legend Award by the Ethekwini Municipality for his contribution to Arts and Culture in KZN.

Tracey Lee Oliver, originally from Ceres in the Western Cape, now creates mostly musical comedy in Johannesburg. She is a two time Naledi nominee for her roles in Dreamgirls and Knights of Music. She has shared the stage with the likes of Joey Rasdien, Marc Lottering, Riaad Moosa and many more.

Date: 5 March 2016
Venue: Theatre of Marcellus at Emperor’s Palace
Time: 3PM & 8PM
Tickets range from R150 – R250 and are available at Computicket and respective outlets.