‘The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr’ will be recorded at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg on 11 September in front of a live audience with the roast premiering on Comedy Central on Monday 24 September.
The show will see Hofmeyr being subjected to an evening of comic provocation, good-natured ribbing and outrageous anecdotes from family, friends, colleagues and comedians. And finally – in typical Roast fashion – Hofmeyr will have the opportunity to have the last word.
Hofmeyr, 47, is one of South Africa’s hardest-working and most recognisable stars, with an eclectic and evergreen career that spans acting, singing, song-writing, presenting, writing, polemicism, activism and blogging. With 24 CDs and 200 self-penned songs to his credit, Hofmeyr has sold nearly two million albums during his career. Nearly 20 years after the release of his first album, Hofmeyr’s latest CD Haloda
shot to number one in the SA charts in late 2011, while his most recent movie release Platteland
broke national box-office records for Afrikaans movies. Hofmeyr recently appeared in Deon Opperman’s successful musical Lied Van My Hart
, and will be acting in the highly anticipated movie Pretville
“You could say I've been fuelling the flames of this Roast for a long time,” reflected Hofmeyr. “Steve has done more than his fair share to keep the media busy over the years, and he has assured us that nothing will be off-limits to this Roast. His ability to court controversy and to polarise opinion make Steve truly Roast-worthy!” commented Alex Okosi, senior vice president and managing director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa.
Evert van der Veer, head of Comedy Central, Africa, added: “We are very proud to be extending this classic Comedy Central franchise by shooting the first Roast in Africa. ‘The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr’ will be a unique, laugh-out-loud event and TV show that should set a new benchmark for African comedy entertainment.”
For further information about “The Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr”, go to www.comedycentralafrica.com