Straight-talking radio personality, Gareth Cliff has been tasked with a job most hosts would’ve killed to have.
He has been announced as the Roast Master of the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi Mhlongo.
Somizi will be in the firing line of Cliff’s burning wit when the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi in partnership with Showmax takes place on Thursday, 26 April 2018 at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.
This live filming will be open to the public, but cans who can’t make it can catch all the action when it is aired on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 21:00.
The televised version of the roast will of course be a censored version, but if you want it raw and uncensored then you can catch it on Showmax from Tuesday, 8 May 2018.
As the ringleader, Gareth will head up the funny team which is ready to serve low-blows coming from Schalk Bezuidenhout and local opinionated artist, Ntsiki Mazwai.
Gareth says his goal will be to tell jokes that everyone can laugh at, including Somizi.
“It’s all about entertaining people. The audience can expect dirty, nasty and funny jokes. Nobody cares, least of all Somizi. So, if you think someone is going to walk away from this hurt and saddened, then you are watching the wrong show. That’s what soap operas are for. I don’t think I am the scariest person Somizi has come across in this industry. We are going to have lots of info, good stuff and juiciness. Some people will cry but it won’t be Somizi,” said Gareth.
The first phase of tickets are now sold out but due to popular demand, an extra one hundred tickets have just been released today at Computicket with prices ranging from R200 per person.