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SA’s comedian David Kau comes to Botswana

NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE
As part of celebrating his 20th Anniversary in the industry, David Kau has decided to celebrate it with Batswana
One of South Africa’s heavyweight comedians David Kau whose name is synonymous with many firsts will be hosting his first African countries comedy tour today. Kau, who is also famed as the Funnyman Kau will be performing at Maitisong Festival tonight (February 1, 2019) at 7pm in his comedy tour dubbed Half Man, Half Comic.

Event coordinator, Fish Pabalinga said Kau has decided to start his comedy tour in Botswana as part of his 20th year anniversary celebration  in the comedy industry.

He pointed out that a number of local comedians and those from South Africa would accompany Kau. Some of the local comedians who are expected to partake at the event are Kgafela, Mawee and others.

“Kau is famed with his Blacks Only comedy franchise where he has performed alongside some of SA comedy giants in the likes of Trevor Noah, Skhumba Hlophe, Sifiso Nene, Riaad Moosa, Somizi Mhlongo as well as international acts,” he said. “As part of celebrating his 20th Anniversary in the industry, he has decided to celebrate it with his fans from different African countries.”

According to his profile, Kau was born and raised in Kroonstad in the Free State. Growing up, he battled to decide on a suitable career.

His childhood ambition while in primary school was to become a doctor. He had a change of heart in high school and decided he wanted to be an engineer.  After completing his

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Grade 12 and obtaining a Senior Certificate, he enrolled for an electrical engineering diploma at the then Pretoria Technikon, which is now called the Tshwane University of Technology. A year into the course, he realised he would not survive in a career that required overalls and so he quit and headed to the University of Cape Town, enrolled for a Speech and Drama Diploma and graduated in 1998.

Less than a year into the course, he wrote and then performed The Rainbow Nation Tour at the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

He nicknamed himself Previous Lee Disadvantaged.

Soon after being discovered and realising that he could make people laugh, Kau left the Mother City for Johannesburg, in pursuit of fame and fortune and relying on his passion to want to make people laugh.

He performed in the Heavyweight Comedy Jams at Emperors Palace from 2000 and the Smirnoff Comedy Blackout from 2002 to 2004. The line-up included the then budding comedians Kagiso Lediga, Tshepo Mogale and Roni Modimola.

Tickets are available at Maitisong and HYPERLINK “https://maitisong.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cb2ac46b0331929ee8357aed7&id=56a0eb3392&e=d5f39a0eef”Webtickets outlets nationwide for P200..



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