Who will fan the flames at the #RoastOfKhanyi?

6 July 2022

Who will fan the flames at the #RoastOfKhanyi?

Hold on to your seats and don’t be triggered! The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau Brought To You by Showmax is coming out firing with the announcement of the first confirmed panellists to take aim at the only ever African woman Roastee, Khanyi Mbau.

A comedian, an investigative reporter and a fan-favourite radio host are all preparing to step up to the Roast dais this month. Socialite, radio host and DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Award winner SelBeyonce Mkhize, powerhouse actress-and-comedian Celeste Ntuli and award-winning investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender are all confirmed to take part in the highly anticipated Roast spectacle. They join already announced Roast Master Mpho Popps in building the anticipation for the live event on 21 July at the Teatro in Montecasino, for which only a few tickets remain on sale.

With two heavyweight comedian talents now confirmed for the Roast, there is no doubt it will be side-splittingly funny, and there is no doubt that Ntuli will not let Popps take all the shine. “Being on the Roast in the age of cancel culture feels like freedom for comedy again,” said Ntuli. “This Roast will be burning fire just like a mbawula, or should I say like Mbau!”

SelBeyonce Mkhize confessed that anxiety and excitement both inform her feelings in the run up to the Roast, but she is nonetheless ready to get stuck in: “You never know what the others might bring up, but let’s take it to the streets and bring out the big guns. Someone is about to be roasted to ashes.”

Much like Mbau, who has expressed relishing the opportunity to be unapologetically herself during the Roast, the female panel members seem unfazed about being in the firing line. “I’ve always been a fan of the Comedy Central Roasts and I’m looking forward to being part of all the spicy action,” noted Sankaree Govender.

The Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau Brought To You by Showmax will air on 8 August on Comedy Central and Showmax, on the eve of Women’s Day. Limited tickets are available at Computicket. Stream the uncut and uncensored version only on Showmax on 15 August.

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