My Life in Africa

A Night of Comedy with Bafunny Bafunny


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How’s this for a cute concept: “If comedy was a sport, who would represent South Africa?” Bafunny Bafunny is a new hilarious comedy show, featuring 8 of South Africa’s best (funniest) comedians.

The title alone grabs your attention; a smart pun playing on the name of our national soccer team ‘Bafana Bafana’… Who are they, you’re asking? Who makes up our team?

Touring South Africa, these 8 comedians have put Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town in stitches! I attended the show in Cape Town at the Grand West Grand Arena, and let me tell you by the end of the 2 and a half hour show I was crying my way out of there.

MC’d by Mark Banks, The Bafunny Bafunny squad did not disappoint! The comedy was all very sharp, very relevant and extremely unforgettable! (I’ll be that irritating one that repeats the jokes to her friends for weeks to come)

A recurring theme through all the comedians seemed to be Julius Malema as well as the cuss word “jou ma se –“ (us South Africans know the rest 🙂 ) I wonder if they all had a workshop and brainstormed together…

My favourite comedian of the night by far was Trevor Noah (ironically he didn’t swear once).

Sponsored by Savannah – “Official Drink of Funny” – this was a real cross-section of talent, featuring comedians from all backgrounds and from all walks of life. There would have been at least 1 out of the 8 that appealed to you if you attended!

Here is the URL to the website where you can learn about each comedian if you want to know more about them and their ‘position’ in the ‘team’. http://www.bafunnybafunny.com/

  • Barry Hilton
  • John Vlismas
  • Loyiso Gola
  • Mark Banks
  • Trevor Noah
  • Nik Rabinowitz
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Eugene Khoza

Also, check out their killer trailer –

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