South African comedians announced as part of the new Netflix comedy special

Netflix and Just For Laughs have announced an unprecedented new stand-up comedy event series set to premiere next that will feature 47 comedians from around the globe.

Flying the South African flag proud and high is Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa, who join two other stellar SA comics as part of the series.  But the news doesn’t stop here…

Read: Tumi Morake announces plans to leave Jacaranda FM in March

SA’s favourite female comedian, Morake is also in the business of making history!  Not only is she participating in this ground-breaking series, but Morake is set to become the first African female stand-up comedian to have her own set on Netflix.

Morake said, “Incredible things are happening and I am beyond grateful. I’m putting my best foot forward and I am hoping to do my country proud.”

Osman Osman, Blu Blood MD said, “South Africans are witnessing a new era of comedy as local comedians are making a great impression on international audiences and we are so proud that two of our own from the Blu Blood stable are taking part in this incredible experience.”

Read: Tumi Morake and her satirical TV show nominated for Saftas

The yet-to-be-named series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity and will be taped in seven languages.

Riaad Moosa, the ‘Good Doctor’ of SA comedy said, “I’m looking forward to returning back to Montreal to take part in the Just For Laughs festival. Netflix is taking comedy to a whole new level and even though I’ve been part of several specials back home, I’m excited and honoured to be taking part in a series of this calibre.

Morake and Moosa will be part of 32 comedians who will record a half-hour special at this year’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal from July 24 to July 29, with additional comedians set to record specials in Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin and Amsterdam.

Read: Something for comedy lovers

Lisa Nishimura, VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Netflix. “Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love.  With the event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy.” 

 

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