The Big 5 Comedy Show supported by Comedy Central kicks off at the Teatro in Montecasino on Friday 26 July & Saturday 27 July, 2019. Soak up the laughs with Stuart Taylor, John Vlismas, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Tats Nkonzo and Kurt Schoonraad as they take to the stage with fresh fun quips in their comedy arsenal.

Comedians line up for The Big 5 Comedy Show
Comedians line up for The Big 5 Comedy Show

The Big 5 comedy acts

After the 2018 version, this year’s edition promises to be another ground-breaker as Schalk and Tats join the line-up.

Entrepreneur, comedian and founder of Taylor Made Productions, Stuart Taylor returns as host with an even mightier team and a new line-up of exceptional talent. The man who is “Going Everywhere Quickly”, Stuart is the ringmaster who has the know-how to keep his audience knee-slapping with mirth while introducing each of the Big 5 acts.

Tats Nkonzo combines music and wit. He has won the Montreux Comedy Contest in Switzerland in 2014 and is a judge on the CBS talent competition, The World’s Best, along with Drew Barrymore, Faith Hill and RuPaul.

Schalk Bezuidenhout has racked up several nominations and awards. His quirky ‘stache’ and ‘fro’ complements a sharp tongue and a unique take on modern society.

Kurt Schoonraad joins the team with his witty jabs, all delivered with distinct Cape Town flavour. Prepare for loads of belly-laughs. John Vlismas leaves no sacred cows untouched. Get ready to rethink your opinions while laughing out loud.

The King of Beats is back. Big 5 Comedy’s resident scratch boss and legend DJ Ready D will use his award-winning skills to create an electric atmosphere.

“It feels as if the Big 5 Comedy brand has come of age and we are excited about how we can take the audiences’ experience to new levels in 2019. The hallmark of Big 5 Comedy has always been this: uncompromising quality with regards to not only the acts on the bill, but also the overall experience for the comedy lover in the audience,” adds Stuart Taylor.

The Big 5 Comedy Show supported by Comedy Central is a three-city national tour taking place in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Doors open at 7.30 pm and the show is at 8pm (duration 2.5 hours).

What: The Big 5 Comedy Show supported by Comedy Central
When: 26, 27 July 2019
Where: Teatro in Montecasino Johannesburg
Tickets: Computicket, R180 to R350, 10% discount block bookings of 10 or more
Rating: PG 16.
Hashtag: #big5comedy