Comedy Central & Kfm 94.5 present Stars from the Apollo, on Thursday 24 May at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town and at the Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May. Brought to you by Real Concerts.
Live at the Apollo is one of the UK’s most prestigious comedy shows, with only A-list comedians of the highest quality performing. It is an achievement for any comedian to play on this bill at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in London.
Darren Simpson will be the MC for Stars from the Apollo, which will feature comedians who have all played at the Apollo theatre in London:
REGINALD D HUNTER
“Reginald D Hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today… A comedian going for broke flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating …… This is comedy of a rare scope” SundayTimes (UK)
In the years that he has been living and performing in the UK Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.
“Stand-up comedy’s coolest customer” Telegraph (UK)
Reginald has been in the UK for over two decades and in that time he has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.
His highly popular debut DVD – Reginald D Hunter Live – was one of the top sellers in the DVD comedy charts as was his follow up DVD – Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst of Crackers.
Rob Beckett’s tour Mouth Of The South received fantastic reviews as he made his way across the country and sold a fantastic 80,000 tickets. One of the team captains on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats and host of the hit Absolute Radio show Rock n’ Roll Football Rob is now a regular on our screens. His cheeky chappy persona has seen him perform on BBC2’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, The Royal Variety Performance and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show.
As well as these starring guest performances, Rob is a regular host on BBC One entertainment including All Together Now and Wedding Day Winners, alongside his respective co-hosts Geri Horner and Lorraine Kelly. Rob is also the host of Dave’s podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith.
A relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience…’ – The Guardian
‘A likeable, high tempo comic’ – The Guardian
‘Sizzlingly entertaining, beautifully crafted, devastatingly funny gags’ ¬-The Guardian
Simon is one of the UK’s most respected and established comedians. His TV credits include BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, BBC2’s Mock the Week and a regular on Channel4’s Stand Up for the Week.
‘Very funny, but also hugely informative’ – The Times
His live tour shows such as Leashed and Genius have sold out theatres around in the UK and garnered superlative reviews from national and comedy press. Dominic Maxwell described him as ‘demonically dry’, William Cook as ‘sublime’, and Chortle as ‘an evil delight’.
Marlon is also due to star on Live at the Apollo on BBC1 in the Autumn.
Marlon Davis has supported Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Alan Carr on tour and is performing at clubs, arts centres and theatres all over the UK. Marlon’s act is inspired from his upbringing, exploring urban Britain tackling its social issues with skilful characterisations.
Tickets range from: R390 to R590, and are available exclusively from Computicket
Age restriction: PGL