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Posted on: Friday, 21 May 2010

Bafunny Bafunny: SA’s Comedy Team for 2010

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Barry Hilton

Barry Hilton

What if Comedy was a sport? Who will represent South Africa at the World Cup of Funny?

Enter left wing Bafunny Bafunny – SA’s star-studded Comedy Team featuring 8 of the funniest stand-up comedians from the Host Country, who will tour South Africa with their special brand of comedy in the lead-up to the World Cup, to unite the nation through laughter.

Despite their zero sporting ability, the stand-up show will keep the sport parody alive throughout the tour “fixtures” with each show, or rather “match”, starring the Best in SA Stand-up comedians as “players”, complete with a “coach”, a “captain” and big screens with commentators that will keep the “fans” entertained during “half time”.

Created by Comedy specialists Hunta Live who are no strangers to hosting international comedy heavy-weights in arenas across SA (Chris Rock’s No Apologies Tour to SA, Wayne Brady’s Making it Up SA Tour) or at their annual Comedy Festivals nationally, their latest offering  Bafunny Bafunny made history as the first South African Comedy Production to be staged at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. The momentous tour kicked off with an “away game” in London at the Royal Albert Hall on the 20th of May 2010 before returning to South Africa to complete the national tour in May and June 2010.

Yolisa Gola

Yolisa Gola

“Nothing unites an audience like laughter and nothing unites a nation more than the ability to laugh at itself. Bafunny Bafunny celebrates everything South African, and how if Funny scored Goals, we would win every Game”, says Sam Hendrikse, executive producer for Hunta Live, the creators of Bafunny Bafunny

M-Net and Loaded Smoothies have joined The Comedy Team as presenting partners.

“As a brand we are super excited to be the headline sponsor of an event which showcases the very best of comedic talent in the country. There is a natural synergy between comedy and Loaded Smoothies, an irreverent brand high on nutrition and equally high on fun with a sense of humour that forbids us from taking ourselves to seriously”, says Mario Thompson, Marketing Director of Loaded Smoothies.

We are calling on all South African Comedy Fans, to stand up and celebrate SA Stand Up when tickets go on sale on the 1st April 2010. Hear the roar of the crowd, feel the thrill of the game … Get your funny on!

Strictly no Vuvuzelas!!

Marc Lottering

Marc Lottering

Bookings & Tickets:
Bookings at Computicket (083 915 8000) from 1st April.
Tickets are priced from R120 to R200.
There are discounts for parties of 10 fans or more.
No persons under the Age of 16.


Bafunny Bafunny “Tour Fixtures” for 2010:

Cape Town:
Friday 28th May 2010: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town at 8pm
Saturday 29th May 2010: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town at 8pm

Wednesday 2nd June 2010: Durban International Convention Centre at 8pm

Thursday 3rd June 2010: Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg at 8pm
Friday 4th June 2010: Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg at 8pm
Saturday 5th June 2010: Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg at 8pm

Bafunny – A South African word for explaining something that is so uncontrollably, rib-ticklingly, snortingly funny, that there are no words to describe it.

(Not to be confused with Bafana Bafana, the South African national football team).

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