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Kagiso Lediga: Chicken Excellence Officer

Some months back when Trevor Noah became the CEO of Cell C, I wondered what other local comedians Rob Van Vuuren and Loyiso Gola would like to shill if they could. Shame on me for forgetting funny man Kagiso Lediga whose face alone is enough to have me in stitches.

I believe he could sell bacon at a bar mitzvah and richly deserves an endorsement deal. The purveyors of fine flame-grilled peri-peri chicken realized this and recently gave him a prestigious job title in their company, that of chicken excellence officer. The humourous announcement popped up this past Friday. I’ve watched it countless times, LOL’d, and now have a serious hankering for Nando’s. In case you missed it, check it out below.

Update: Upon seeing the killer parody, Cell C’s actual CEO, Lars Reichelt, sent over two 21.6 Mbps speed sticks to Nando’s saying they should consider adding Speedchicken to their menu. Never one to back down from a challenge, Nando’s set about experimenting. Here are the results.

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The Nandos Comedy Festival & Georgeous The Beatboxer

Our good friend and all-together awesome dude Martin sprung for the tickets, so last night Lucy Furr and I had the pleasure of attending the Nando’s Comedy Festival at the Baxter Theatre.

There was a fantastic lineup including international acts like Angelo “sperm-sack” Tsarouchas, the Russian Jew (and part-time stripper) Kira Soltonavich, the always-detained Ahmed Ahmed, SNL-featured comedian Dean Edwards, and UK comedian, Simon Clayton, who missed his ride on the blow job boat. The local talent on the night was the hilarious Loyiso Gola and the incomparable Kagiso Lediga (I shook his hand, they are very soft). Here’s a clip of the opening night of the comedy festival.

As great as the comedy was, I completely awed by a 19-year old white boy, who nonchalantly started the show by doing a rudimentary equipment check and then launched into the most fantastic beatbox. George Avakian (aka Georgeous the Beatboxer) is completely self-taught, and is a total party starter. Check out a small clip of George doing this thing.

For more clips and info, check out his Facebook profile and group, or visit his MySpace page.

The Nandos Comedy Festival is in Cape Town until October 4th, and at R120 a ticket, it’s well worth it. More info about the comedians and schedules can be found at the official website.