GOLIATH AND GOLIATH LAUNCH COMEDY’S NEW HOTSPOT WITH STAR-STUDDED COMEDY & MUSIC EXPERIENCE COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS THE GOLIATH COMEDY EXPERIENCE AT MELROSE ARCH TAKES PLACE 29 APRIL- 1 MAY 2016
4 VENUES, 50+ COMICS, 3 NIGHTS
South African comedy giants Goliath and Goliath have turned up the heat in the local comedy scene with the launch of their dual-experience cafe and entertainment venues, Roast Cafe and The Goliath Comedy Club, in association with The Venue Melrose Arch. Jason, Donovan, Nicholas and KateGoliath have been hard at work, collaborating with Tony Raciti and his team at The Venue Melrose Archto create the premium comedy and lifestyle destination in Africa.
To welcome friends and fans, old and new, The Goliath Comedy Club in partnership with Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) will host The Goliath Comedy Experience: a three-day comedy and music experience featuring some of the biggest names in the South African entertainment industry. Melrose Arch will be the funniest place in Johannesburg from 29 April to 1 May 2016 with shows taking place at African Pride Hotel, The Goliath Comedy Club, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice and The Venue Melrose Arch.
The Goliath Comedy Experience features over 50 of South Africa’s finest comedians and launches with an exclusive VIP night on Friday 29 April 2016, with shows running over Friday and Saturday. Sunday 1 May sees an incredible line-up on South African musical talent, including Bombshelter Beast, Reason and Akio, as Comedy Central presents GoliathX2016 musical showcase brought to you by BET Africa.
“In just four years we have managed to fulfill a few of our own dreams and over the next few years we hope to help others in the comedy industry fulfill theirs,” says Goliath and Goliath manager and Roast Café and Goliath Comedy Club stakeholder Kate Goliath. “It’s a scary thought throwing everything you’ve got at a comedy club. It’s exciting though. I’m so fortunate to be part of a strong, hardworking and dedicated team. I want people to love being there and just really feel like they’re part of the family,”says Donavan Goliath, the group’s creative director.
Creating a hub and home for comedy in South Africa is the goal for the Goliath and Goliath team. “We don’t want to restrict it to ‘pure’ stand up as we know it, but explore creativity as Africans and South Africans. Our number one objective was to build a stage where every comedian in the world would love to play. Helping us attract international artists and also giving local artists an international quality stage,” says Goliath Comedy Club stakeholder Jason Goliath.
“By focusing on growth and development of local acts, we aim to bring our audience a premium comedy experience,” says Nicholas Goliath, Goliath Comedy Club stakeholder and active comedian of the Goliath and Goliath team.
“Goliath and Goliath are old friends of Comedy Central and we’re thrilled to support them in this exciting new venture. The launch of this fun dual-concept venue will be a massive shot in the arm to the local comedy scene,” commented Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Comedy Central Africa.
Source: Comedy Central Africa