If you follow me on twitter or facebook, thank you, and you would know by now that the WHEAT Trust dropped off a huge cheque while I was on air at my weekly radio show on 2oceansvibe radio (Fridays 1-3pm. Plug Plug!)
A huge cheque both figuratively and literally. WHEAT is investing R10 000 into women of influence around SA (of which they chose me as one!?) for us to take that 10k, in a month and turn it into PROFIT! At the end of September I have to return the R10 000… PLUS the oodles of profit I have turned it into.
The hashtag is #WhatIfWomen, because What if Women made the difference? I mean, we already do. Just ask Beyonce. But the whole initiative was launched in lieu of woman’s month (August) and is pretty great! A charity that is GIVING money..?
Ok – So i’m pretty scared of this responsibility. I don’t know how to make money turn into more money – As a comedian, writer and Radio DJ, I know how to make words turn into money. So that’s what I’m going to do.
I have taken the R10 000 seed money and am going to throw an AWESOME huge charity COMEDY show. Using my funny friends in the bargain – who have all donated their time, because they are rad – and I will blackmail them if they don’t. (The whole point of the challenge was to use your OWN industry to make money… challenge accepted.)
The date is set. Monday 29th September 2014, 6.30pm. (Put that in your diary NOW, or go buy tickets)
The venue is (super amazingly) sponsored by Crystal Towers Protea Hotels. (that’s the 5 star one, next to Canal Walk.)
There are SO MANY amazing sponsored prizes to be won on the night via a raffle we will have:
Weekends away at Aquila Game Reserve, hotel stays worth R8000, cases of wine and many many more.
The LINE UP of Comedians are:
Nik Rabinowitz: Legendary South African comedian, the Jew who speaks Xhosa and is so famous he has his own wikipedia page.
Kagiso KG Mokgadi: The son of a sangoma, who has done Comedy Central, Blacks Only – appearing soon in the religion show ‘Divine’ for Comedy Central channel 122, toured SA with his one man show HEAVY to rave reviews AND is the recent WINNER of the Comic’s Choice Award, Best Breakthrough Comedian 2014.
Dalin Oliver: You may have seen him at Vodacom Funny Festival, or in Grahamstown at one of his SOLD OUT shows of ‘I came, I taught I left‘ his debut one man show that’s directed by Stuart Taylor. He’s the sports presenter on Goodhope FM but this boy from Retreat is best behind a comedy mic. You’ll see why.
Yaaseen Barnes: Relatively new on the comedy scene, this muslim boy has been impressing audiences and comedians alike. He won the Comedy showdown, earning himself a slot at the Jive Funny Festival in 2014, alongside Trevor Noah. He was ALSO a Nominee in the Comic’s Choice Best Newcomer 2014. You can catch him on Comedy Central’s Upcoming religion special called Divine on channel 122. But first, see him at the #WhatIfWomen Charity. You will love his dry one liners.
Phil De Lange: A new face on the comedy circuit, Phil’s brand of Ukelele fueled comedy is both funny and politically thought provoking. He opened for the Ovation Award Winning, Sne Dladla’s ‘The Joke’s On You‘ at the National Arts Festival this year. Phil is also a DJ on Smile FM and proof the albinos can be functional. ;)
Angel Campey: That’s me. I will be hosting the evening. I have a one woman show called Yes Really Angel that has toured the country and gotten good reviews. I’ve been on Comedy Central Channel 122 with Kings and Queens of Comedy, and did a TEDx Talk in 2013. I also have a radio show on 2oceansvibe radio and am one of the writers for ZAnews – the award winning puppet satire of SA news.
All of this. ALL OF THIS. For the super cheap cost of R100
Buy your tickets on Quicket NOW. Click here
29th September: SEE YOU THERE!