Leon Schuster confirmed as Roastee for the next COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST


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Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) and Nando’s, purveyors of flame-grilled PERi-PERi goodness and irreverent entertainment confirmed that we’ll get to see veteran of local comedy and pranks, Leon Schuster getting roasted in “The Comedy Central Roast of Leon Schuster”.

The Comedy Central Roast of Leon Schuster, will be taking place at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, on 3 April 2014 and will star Schuster (@SchuksSchuster), the legendary South African filmmaker, comedian, actor, musician and infamous prankster.

After what turned out to be a pretty hilarious roasting of Steve Hofmeyr the big wigs decided that they needed someone equally as loved/hated as Steve and what better individual than Leon Schuster to meet this need (although I would have loved to have seen someone like John Vlismas get the nod).

“Just like Nando’s, Leon Schuster is a South African institution and we’re sure all those who have been pranked by him over the years will be eagerly watching to see the tables turned and Leon having to face what he dishes out,”

said Ashley Stansfield, Nando’s Advertising and PR Manager.

Nando’s has a long established reputation of entertaining South Africans and we are looking forward to being part of this opportunity to prank the prankster. We know that Nando’s fans will be eagerly anticipating this event.”

Comedy Central Roasts are standout TV comedy events that have featured famous names from the worlds of entertainment, media, business and celebrity. US Roastees who have previously settled their eminent posteriors on the infamous Roast hot seat include James Franco, Roseanne Arnold, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Donald Trump, Joan Rivers, Denis Leary and Flava Flav. Filmed in front of a live audience, each Roast features a Roastmaster who presides over the event and introduces the guests (or Roasters), who dish out good-natured insults and hilarious tributes to the Roastee. The Roastee also joins in the fun, meets old friends, gets the chance to refute his critics and rounds up the show with a final closing statement.

To find out more about Comedy Central’s latest Roast, please go to www.comedycentralafrica.com, like us on Facebook or follow the fun on Twitter (@ComedyCentralAF), Instagram (http://instagram.com/comedycentralAF) or Tumblr (http://comedycentralafrica.tumblr.com). To join the conversation about the next SA Roast, please add #RoastZA to your tweets.

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