Harare, Zimbabwe – The third edition of the Shoko Roast, presented by Simuka Comedy, is set to captivate audiences with an unforgettable night of laughter. Taking place on Friday, September 29th, at Reps Theatre from 6pm to 8pm, this no-holds-barred comedy roast promises to live up to its billing.
Following the resounding success of the sold-out Shoko Roast in 2022, which featured the controversial former Norton Legislator, Temba Mliswa, Simuka Comedy and Shoko Festival organizers are ready to deliver another exceptional event.
Renowned Zimbabwean Stand-Up Comedian and Simuka Comedy Creative Director, Doc Vikela, will take on the role of Roast Master for the evening. In an exclusive interview, he shared his excitement about this year’s roast, stating, “We’ve decided to take a break from politicians after the intense 2023 Polls. This year, we’re turning our attention to the vibrant world of Zim Hip Hop. Who better to roast than Kuda Musasiwa, a Hip Hop Head, political commentator, and so much more? This event is also a celebration of his life after his courageous battle with Covid-19 during the pandemic. We know he’ll bounce back, and that’s what makes it all the more fun! Comedy lovers are in for a rib-cracking treat with this iconic roast.”
Kuda Musasiwa, a serial entrepreneur and Zimbabwe’s very own “vendor-in-chief,” is the man of the hour. As the founder of Fresh In a Box and ZivAI, Zimbabwe’s first Artificial Intelligence Chatbot, Musasiwa wears many hats. He is a tech developer, vendor, producer, entrepreneur, father, husband, and more. Despite his vocal stance on politics and various other topics, he does not identify as a politician.
Prepare for a night of side-splitting laughter as Doc Vikela takes the reins as Roast Master. Joining him on stage will be a star-studded lineup of comedic talent, including Candice Mwakalele, R Peels, BlacPearl, Babongile Skhonjwa, Ricky Fire, and BaShupi.
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening of humor and entertainment. Secure your tickets now and get ready to laugh until your sides ache.
This year’s edition is testament of the Shoko Roast coming of age. This comes on the backdrop of a successful debut Shoko Roast in 2021 which featured politician Linda Masarira as the main guest and then the 2022 edition that had Temba Mliswa on the hot seat.
Tickets are already on sale for US$10 and have been flying off the shelf since the release of promotional material online. Tickets are available at Reps Theatre, Simuka Comedy and at Moto Republik. This year’s Roast is presented in collaboration with Mitambo International Theatre Festival.
Shoko Festival is Zimbabwe’s longest running festival of urban culture. It is produced by Magamba Network, Zimbabwe’s trailblazing creative and digital media organization.