Stars from the Apollo

Apollo Stars

Date: 3 February 2017 and 4 February 2017
Venue:Teatro, Montecasino, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Tickets: From R375 to R575 at Computicket

947 presents Stars from the Apollo, on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4th at the Teatro, Montecasino. Brought to you by Real Concerts.

Live at the Apollo is one of the UK’s most prestigious comedy shows, with only A-Category comedians of the highest quality performing. It is an achievement for any comedian to play on this bill at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in London.

Stars from the Apollo will feature comedians who have all played at the Apollo theatre in London:
Andy Parsons - Andy started his career writing for Weekending and Smith and Jones, then went on to become one of the main writers on the groundbreaking Spitting Image. Andy has performed on numerous radio and TV shows including Live at the Apollo, QI, Saturday Live, The Stand-Up Show, The Comedy Store, They Think It’s All Over, The PMQ show, Scrooby Trevithick and Parsons and Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections. Andy is a Time Out Award Winner / New Zealand International Comedy Award Winner / Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Award Winner.

Nathan Caton - Nathan Caton’s charismatic and laidback style of stand-up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit. Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award-winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has led to appearances on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4’s Now Show, News Quiz and his BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing.

Romesh Ranganathan - Romesh Ranganathan’s impact on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2010 has seen him quickly make a name for himself. From playing comedy clubs all over the country Ranganathan’s profile has grown as has the respect from his peers which has resulted in him writing for numerous shows and supporting the likes of Seann Walsh, Bill Burr and one of his comedy heroes Ricky Gervais.

Ranganathan won the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013 and his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival debut was nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer Award 2013. Culminating in his debut appearance on BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013 and a regular slot on Channel 4’s weekly topical show Stand Up For The Week.

Stewart Francis - Stewart Francis is a Canadian comedian, actor and writer. In addition to his work in Canada and the US, he frequently tours in the UK and appears on British television. Stewart delivers a deadpan performance with many one-liners. Francis has headlined all over North America and the United Kingdom. He has made 12 appearances on popular British panel show Mock the Week, and has appeared on Live at The Apollo. In 2012 he won the annual award for the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Darren Simpson of 947’s Breakfast Xpress will be the host and MC of the series. In addition to his radio and TV work, Darren has extensive stand-up experience. Highlights of his comedy career to date include performing to a sell-out crowd at Carnival City Casino and featuring in the 46664 “It’s No Joke” comedy shows which played to full houses at the Sun City Superbowl and the Sandton Convention Centre. He has also recently opened a comedy club, “Whackhead’s Comedy Club”.

Friday, February 3 @ 8pm
Saturday, February 4 @ 8pm

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