Steve Hofmeyr’s Roast- 1st Roasters announced

They’ve just announced the first 3 individuals tasked with tearing good old Steve a new one along with the news that tickets for the comedy event go on sale on Monday 23 July at 15:30 CAT.

In a move that appears to be geared towards getting people excited about buying tickets Comedy Cental Africa has revealed three of the eight celebrity Roasters who will feature in the show: top comedians Casper de Vries (@casperrasper) and John Vlismas (@fortyshort), and my personal irritation, the outspoken entertainment journalist Kuli Roberts (@kuliroberts). I’m really not convinced by the choices thus far- I know John Vlismas is going to be more of a bastard than normal based on his open letter to Steve:

Dear Mr Hofmeyr

As a professional humorist, it is with baited breath and huge gratitude that I accepted the invitation to heap scorn and humiliation upon you at the below mentioned appointment.

I know you feel that I am not that funny, well, I suppose we all have an opinion. I have chosen to save mine for the Lyric Theatre stage. I look forward to full disclosure thereof thereon.

All the best to you and your family, wherever they may be.


The “The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr” will premiere on TV on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Monday 24 September 2012 at 21:00 CAT. Let’s hope they get some more venom into the list of roasters in the next few weeks.

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  1. I think the biggest challenge will be coming up with new jokes about ol’ Steve. Personally, I think this is going to be decidedly less edgy than it should be. Also, John Vlismas? I thought he was dead.

    1. All very valid points phroggi- I think they should add me to the list. I’ve got a whole bag of fresh insults

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