After 16 years of making inroads within South Africa’s entertainment scene, the name Black Only Comedy has become closely associated with the cream of the crop of South Africa’s top comedians. At the forefront of this production is director, producer, MC, and comedian David Kau.
Kau, whose outlook on everything South African has earned him a strong following. He has over the years managed to entice audiences by putting together a show that constantly ensures edgy topics are brought closer to home through bone humour. Blacks Only has become one of the country’s biggest comedy shows – becoming the platform for established comedians as well as upcoming performers to test their mettle.
The first of the last shows for 2019 took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre last weekend – a show that Kau describes as the benchmark of the versatility that Blacks Only Comedy has to offer. This heavy anticipated event on the social calendar showcased the country`s top comedians which included Marc Lottering, Siya Seya, as well as Tatz Nkonzo amongst many.
The success of the Cape Town leg is what the producers hope will be replicated when the jokes and laughs descend to Emperors Palace on Friday as well as Durban on the 30th of November. Speaking to SABC News ahead of the Johannesburg show, Kau says audiences should brace themselves – he has a desire to pull no punches; any and everything will be talked about on Friday.
“ The crazy thing is that I have one or two ideas or plans about what I” ll talk about. Then a few days before or like the weekend before something crazy just happens and be all over the news or trend.”
The star-studded lineup includes the likes of Tumi Morake, Nina Hastie as well as Noko Mosoete – amongst the large feast of comedians on show.
With tickets selling fast at various Computicket outlets – for both the Johannesburg and Durban shows, Kau maintains that the last remaining shows are going to be special as he aims to serve a little more than just comedy for the remaining shows.
“ It’s a fun show, it’s not just a comedy show – it’s a brand, it’s a following – it’s like a lifestyle,” says Kau.