School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Humanities student to present Born Free Comedy Special

Masters in Population Studies student Mr Kwanda Radebe will host his first one-person comedy showcase called Born Free at 19h00 on 26 July at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the Howard College campus.
Mr Kwanda Radebe

The comedy special is an intelligent yet funny introspection on the journey South Africa has travelled for the past 25 years. It features funny stories from a South Africa dreamer born after apartheid. Radebe also comments on and hilariously critiques South Africa post 1994.

Radebe urges people to come see the show that offers a night of laughter, entertainment and pure joy. ‘You will laugh, learn and most importantly unlearn especially if you are also a born free,’ he said.

Radebe has been preparing for this show for the past five years, during which he travelled the country performing at every comedy spot until his material was sufficient for a Comedy Special. ‘A one-person show is the highest level bid achievement for a comedian. I’ve done and won almost everything, so it is time to stand alone and be independent,’ he remarked.

He hopes to one day have his own comedy tour and perform internationally.

Radebe’s advice to other students is, ‘Go get it now, don’t wait for anyone.’

Tickets are priced at R150 and can be purchased from Webtickets and Pick ‘n Pay.

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