Lookout Europe… here come the Africans

STAND UP AFRICA @Montreux Comedy Festival

Africa’s premium comedy brand makes its European debut in Montreux, Switzerland

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In an exciting development, STAND UP AFRICA, the premium comedy show that brings together Africa’s finest comedians will be showcased at mainland Europe’s biggest comedy festival in Montreux, Switzerland from the 5th to the 9th of December.

STAND UP AFRICA will make for an intriguing addition to the Montreux Comedy Festival with an all star line up that includes African comedy giants Loyiso Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Stuart Taylor, Daliso Chaponda & Joseph Opio.

In an inspired move which has “history in the making” written all over it, the Montreux Comedy Festival production team commissioned comedy promoters Podium…The Comedy Merchants from South Africa, to produce STAND UP AFRICA for their festival.

Commented Takunda Bimha of Podium “This incredibly talented troupe of African comedians is sure to set the festival alight. It is going to be a comedy battlefield of epic proportions! Lookout Montreux, lookout Europe…the Africans are coming!”

2013 is turning out to be a big year, particularly for Loyiso Gola, who is without doubt one of the finest comedians performing in Africa today.  He has been making waves on the international comedy circuit with great performances at both the Montreal & Edinburgh Comedy Festivals this year.  Most recently, his tv show that he co-produces with director Kagiso Lediga – Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola received an International Emmy Award Nomination!

Performance details for STAND UP AFRICA @Montreux Comedy Festival are available on the festival website www.montreuxcomedy.ch.

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