COMEDY TO STOP RACISM
Written by: Xolisani Khumalo
Award winning local comedian, Kagiso Lediga, had his audience in stitches when he performed at Amsterdam Bar&Grill in Glenwood, Durban, on Wednesday night.
Lediga a 38-year-old stand-up comedian, actor and director from Pretoria who recently starred in a feature film called Wonderboy for President and was the headline act for the Amsterdam Comedy Club last night, which was hosted by Jem Atkins.
Lediga seemed unapologetic for his sense of humour. Although his jokes had a certain focus on racism the audience, which was predominantly white was in stitches.
“It was my first time attending a stand-up comedy show and my god Kagiso is hilarious I also like the fact that his jokes about racism will push us to a better place as (South) Africa,” said Kelly Barnes an attendee.
Lediga himself felt like Muhammad Ali when he was on stage as he expressed how he loves to perform for mixed audiences.
“I feel great, it was like Ali versus Foreman and the crowd was Foreman I stayed in the rope but eventually I took them down yeah I was like it’s over man it’s over,” expressed Lediga.
The show’s opening acts were Rory Petzer and Justice Khubeka whose cotton candy words also appealed to the audiences taste.
Khubeka was happy to have been welcomed “warmly” and felt he accommodated a variety of people.
“I like the fact that I could perform for a mixed crowd and was welcomed warmly without having to sound a certain way, said Khubeka. “I mean English isn’t my mother tongue is what I am saying,” he added.
You can catch stand-up comedy at Amsterdam Bar & Grill every Wednesday evening.
*Caption: Kagiso Lediga performing on stage