MASERU — Kagiso Lediga, a heavyweight South African comedian who won the Cape Town International Comedy Festival People’s Choice Award, is set to descend on Maseru next Thursday.
Lediga is billed to perform alongside other South African comedians such as Mpho Popps and Tsepo Mogale at Maseru Sun Hotel.
The three make up the biggest names in South African comedy.
The show is being dubbed Comedy Fiesta and is powered by Miller Genuine Draught, a product of Maluti Mountain Brewery.
Sun International Lesotho marketing manager, Clix Salman, told the Weekender the event is aimed at positioning Lesotho as an entertainment destination in the region.
“The event is being organised by Maseru Sun in collaboration with Maluti Mountain Brewery as part of a plan to bring the best events into town,” Salman said.
“We are trying to widen ourselves as not only the best hotel destination but also the entertainment destination in the country.”
Last year Maseru Sun brought in celebrated South African comedian, David Kau, into Lesotho.
Salman however said this time they had agreed to bring unique and different comedy to the Mountain Kingdom.
“We want people to experience a wide range of comedy. Lediga, Popps and Mogale are different individuals who are established in their own right. The show promises an assortment of comic entertainment,” Salman said.
He added: “The line-up includes a number of artistes because we want to make the event go past the comedy show so people can fully enjoy themselves.”
Salman said they were also planning to shift their focus on other forms of entertainment.
“We have organised three comedy shows where we brought South African comedians but we are working to shift our focus to jazz and other elements of entertainment to reach a wider audience,” Salman said.
There would also be an after party show to be hosted by DJ Tseko.
“We may not have any local comedians on the line-up but the event is going to grow the momentum of comedy in the country which would make it easy for the audience to support local productions and talent in the future,” Salman said.