Comedian Kagiso Lediga brings his new stand up show to Joburg, In a Suit. It promises to show the man behind the laughter.
KAGISO Lediga, the comedian known for his fusion of schoolboy charm and sharp intelligence, debuts his new one-man show, In a Suit, at Gold Reef City’s The Lyric in February.
Comedian Kagiso LedigaComedian Kagiso Lediga is going back to where it all beganIn this long-anticipated production, on 24 and 25 February, Lediga goes back to where it all began – with just him, his microphone and the audience.
Over the years, audiences have seen him in many roles, faces and characters, but In a Suit promises to give them an intimate and funny view of the man behind the laughter as he shares stories about his life and the world we live in today.
“I will be wearing a suit as a symbol of growing up. On the night people can expect jokes about South African politics, relationships and how to raise children,” Lediga explains.
Born and raised in Atteridgeville in Pretoria, Lediga has become one of the country’s leading entertainers. He studied drama at the University of Cape Town, where he started his comedy career.
Over the years, he has appeared in shows such as Bafunny Bafunny, the Nandos Comedy Festival, The Just Because Comedy Festival, Blacks Only and many more. In 2011, he hosted the inaugural Stand Up Africa, a continental showcase with a line-up of Africa’s brightest comedy stars.
He has become a fixture on the local circuit, and has also performed in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Botswana. He also has television and film appearances under his belt, including Bunny Chow, the Nandos CEO Campaign, the Savannah, The DJ Was On Fire Campaign with Barry Hilton, and Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.
And he wrote and produced a feature film called Blitz Patrollie, which will be released in 2012.
In a Suit takes place on 24 and 25 February at 8.30pm. Tickets cost R150 and are available at The Lyric theatre box office on 011 248 5000, or from Computicket.
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