Slick, rib-tickling stand-up comedy is the order of the day when Kegiso Lediga gets together with Celeste Ntuli, Mark Palmer and Thapelo Seemise in the latest episode of Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s. Kegiso Lediga Live at Parkers was taped at Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Johannesburg on 29 May 2013 and premieres on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) on Friday 19 July 2013 at 20:55 CAT.
Kagiso Lediga’s talent and ability can easily be confirmed by an exhaustive trail of achievements and accolades: from headlining some of the biggest comedy events in South Africa including “Laugh Out Loud”, “Comedy Blackout” and “Blacks Only”, to writing and producing runaway hits “Pure Monate Show”, “Bunny Chow” and “Blitz Patrollie”, as well as satirical news show “Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola”. Lediga was recently selected as an international judge for the Emmy Awards, a massive accomplishment and endorsement that underlines his growing stature as an internationally recognised producer.
Celeste Ntuli is a South African stand-up comedienne and actress best known as one of a top ten contestants on the second season of the reality competition series “So You Think You’re Funny!” Ntuli has since performed at many major comedy festivals, as well as on television, radio and film. These days, Ntuli is exploring her acting career as one of the main cast members of the television show, “isiBaya”. She has also made guest appearances on “Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola” and on the third season of prank show “Laugh Out Loud”. Ntuli has also featured on the “Blacks Only” comedy showcase (2010), and in 2012 performed a set at the South African Comic’s Choice Awards.
Mark Palmer brings clean and clever comedy to the table. Palmer’s ability to blend a theme or topic with one of today’s funniest comedy routines is unparalleled. His smart, sometimes loud and often opinionated brand of comedy has made him an audience favourite wherever he performs. This versatile comedian finds new material daily from the perils of being newly married, babysitting other people’s kids, airport madness, the advances of technology, and general social commentary on current headlines.
Thapelo Seemise, otherwise known as TIPS (“Through Inspiration People Succeed”) is a seasoned stage performer – as a trained contemporary dance choreographer, a comedian, a singer and a drummer in a church and community choir. Having worked at the 2002 World Summit as a presidential tour guide, he later (2006) graduated as a dancer and choreographer from South Africa’s top contemporary dance school, Johannesburg Dance Foundation, while working as a dancer and comedian part-time.