June 15, 2024

South Africa’s Tumi Morake to Headline Glibeys and Punchline Comedy Special Girls Aloud in Kenya

South African female comedian, actress, TV personality, and writer, Tumi Morake is lined up to perform in Kenya/ (Photo/ Courtesy)

By The COAST Correspondent

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*Nairobi*, March 4th, 2024: Top South African female comedian, actress, TV personality, and writer, Tumi Morake is lined up to perform in Kenya at a groundbreaking women’s only comedy special, titled, ‘Girls Aloud,’ hosted by Punchline Comedy Club and Gilbey’s Gin in celebration of International Women’s Month.

The event will take place at a gala night on Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, Museum Hill, followed by a matinee at Two Grapes, Wine and Friends in Kilimani on Sunday March 10th.

Tumi will share the stage with four stand-up female comedians from Kenya including Ciru Mwangi, Nelly Wangechi, Shazz Nderitu, and Mama Ngina. In addition, the evening will play host to the sensational Tanzanian comic, Neyla Manga who is distinctive blend of humour and wit that has captivated audiences across Africa.

“Empowering women and promoting inclusivity within the entertainment industry have always been core values for Gilbey’s Gin.”

‘Girls Aloud’ is not just a comedy special; it’s a testament to the incredible talent and creativity of women in comedy.

“We believe in providing platforms that amplify diverse voices and perspectives, and this event reflects that commitment. Our partnership with Punchline aims to inspire laughter, spark conversations, and ultimately, drive positive change in our society.”

“We are proud to stand alongside these remarkable comedians and play a role in shaping a more inclusive and vibrant entertainment landscape,” said Zipporah Ndung’u, Gilbey’s Brand Manager, EABL.

Gilbey’s and Punchline Comedy Club have enjoyed a successful partnership since the start of the year, with a free weekly comedy night every Wednesday, as well as two sold-out specials.

“As the founder of Punchline Comedy Club, I’ve always believed in the power of laughter to transcend boundaries and bring people together,” said Eric Lu Sava, head of operations, Punchline Comedy Club.

‘Girls Aloud’ represents a significant milestone in the journey to promote diversity and representation in comedy. This collaboration with Gilbey’s Gin not only highlights the immense talent of women comedians but also underscores the importance of creating inclusive spaces within the entertainment industry.

“Through laughter, we break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and celebrate the rich tapestry of human experience. I am truly excited to witness the laughter and camaraderie that ‘Girls Aloud’ will inspire,” he added.

Globally renowned for her unique and quick-witted comedic style, she made history in 2018 as the first African woman to feature in her own Netflix special.

Additionally, she holds the distinction of being the inaugural female host of ‘Comedy Central Presents’ in Africa.

As part of Gilbey’s ongoing efforts to enhance the entertainment landscape and empower women in the industry, ‘Girls Aloud’ promises to deliver an unforgettable evening of laughter and celebration.

Tickets for ‘Girls Aloud’ are available for purchase online on Gilbey’s and Punchline Platforms.

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