Arrows! No one is safe in the Comedy Central Roast Of Khanyi Mbau. In July, Comedy Central hosted its first African women’s roast worldwide: the Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau, presented by Showmax, comes to life at Montecasino Teatro 21str July
This world first for the brand was rich not only with the danger of a shocking verbal slam among the cast, but also with an exceptional world-class production that saw the stage design of #RoastofKhanyi live up to the expectations of the Queen of Bling fans. On the night in question, the star honored her short-lived music career with a surprise performance alongside the prince of social media culture, Robot Boi. Miss Mbau’s comic performance set the bar for the audience to be ready for anything as Roast Master Mpho Pops declared that “no one is safe”. Hanyi clashed with Mzansi’s tabloid favourites, including her fellow rapper and hip-hop girl, Nadia Nakai, podcaster extraordinaire Sol Phenduka, comedy writer Celeste Ntuli and multi-talented veteran actor Selo Maake Kankube. Also on the panel were Capeton rapper YoungstaCPT, ex-retired comedian John Vlismas, TV investigative guru, Devi Sankari Govender, TBO Touch Radio’s Best Gift, and DSTV Audience Choice Award winner Selbeyons Mkize, all ready to throw some big punches .
“Imagine having one of the most ‘flamboyant’ women in the game as the first African woman to be roasted… now add chic to it. I’m bringing Marilyn Monroe status to this edition of Roast. I am the only real celebrity who can make history as the first African woman to be roasted and I am very happy to be at the helm to put on an incredible show full of unforgettable moments and laughs about the glitter, skin and other things I have made iconic, said Hani.
Hilarious Roast Master, Mpho Pops did a phenomenal job of entertaining the audience during the show, not holding back on his hilarious and harsh commentary on the cast’s opinions on each other’s careers and life choices. Here’s a quick look at some particularly severe burns:
- Nadia, your success in this country is our attempt to apologize for xenophobia
- Celeste and her front teeth had a gap of a year and it looks like the teeth never came through
- Tbo Touch’s nose is so big it looks like it’s sniffing cocaine from the tailpipe
“This year’s roast allowed us to rebuild the industry and the nation, especially after Covid19. Laughter really is the best medicine and the audience was lost with the dynamic and hilarious roast panel. Now it’s time for the home crowd to share in the fun. Expect the unexpected,” he said Dylan Khan, Vice President, Comedy Central Africa.
If you missed the chance to see the show live, it will now hit your TV screens with a full line-up of everything the audience has to offer. The spectacle begins with a behind-the-scenes look at what happened on MTVBase (DStv 322) at 20:00 CAT – Access all areas with Robot Boii. Then you can warm up with a laugh by tuning into BET (DStv 129) at 8.30pm to watch Special dish for pre-roasting with Schalk Bezuidenhout which is sure to leave you in stitches. For the main event, art Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau is presented by Showmax Premiering on Comedy Central and Showmax on Monday the 8ththousand August at 21:00 KAT. You can stream the profanity-laced and uncut version on Showmax starting August 15.