Comedy Central just announced that its brand new local comedy series ‘Comedy Central Roast Battle’ is heading to small screens from Monday, June 13.
Central’s “Roast Battle” is a seven-part TV series in which South Africa’s top comedians will joust against each other in a series of quick-fire comedic combats – their only weapons: original one-liners, abominable insults, jokes, and more. No physical contact is allowed. Their quest? To out-joke, out-do and ultimately defeat their comedy compatriots….
Roast Battle will be hosted by a top SA comedian and star, well known stand-up comedians as the contestants, and a celebrity judging panel.
In each Roast Battle, six top comedians go head-to-head, with three pairs of comedians armed with an arsenal of 5 jokes each with which to “burn” their opponents.
The Roast Battle host, guest judges and studio audience then decide who will proceed to the next round. Six monthly heats will be followed by a grand final event at the end of the year at which Comedy Central will crown the Roast Battle champion.
Chris Forrest and Mo Mothebe will be among the 6 comedians battling it out in the first outing of the franchise (26 May), while former “Roastee” and “sushi king” Kenny Kunene will be among the celebrity judges.
Be sure to tune into Comedy Central Roast Battle (episode 1) @ 21:00 every Monday from June 13 on on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122).