Proudly Coloured Comedy sparkles like a diamond

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Proudly Coloured Comedy team is back, featuring some of the best comedic talent in South Africa, for a show at Emperors Palace that will be jam-packed with red-hot stand-up comedy. Taking place on 5 March in the Theatre of Marcellus, Dust to Diamonds will take a hilarious look at what it means to be a coloured in South Africa.

Proving that black diamonds don’t easily gather dust, the show will feature Stuart Taylor as emcee, Shimmy Isaacs, Dillan Oliphant, Prins, Hamish Kyd and Tracey Lee Oliver. Coming from humble beginnings, they are now regarded as some of the country’s funniest comics, who they tell it like it is.

New to Proudly Coloured Comedy, Stuart Taylor recently won the Standard Bank Ovation Award for Comedy at the 2015 National Arts Festival.  He is known for his witty stories, careful observations, and clever punchlines, never missing an opportunity to shine with his slick dialogue. Joining him on stage is firm favourite, Shimmy Isaacs, from Worcester in Cape Town who is no stranger to comedy fans. SA Comics’ Choice Awards winner, Dillan Oliphant never disappoints.  Hailing from Eldorado Park, Oliphant has made waves on the comic scene with his dead-pan one-liners, ensuring his unnervingly clever jokes are accessible to everyone.

Prins, a stand-up comedian from Sophiatown, is back from representing South Africa in Switzerland at the Jokenation Gala Evening.  Prins, one of 1 000 entrants in the international competition, has polished his routine to perfection and has set his sights on amusing the masses. Veteran actor-playwright, Hamish Kyd from Durban, is known for his distinctive sense of humour.  He has penned, produced, directed and acted in several theatre works over the past 27 years.  He was also honoured in 2009 with a Living Legend Award for his contribution to Arts and Culture in KwaZulu-Natal. Completing the line-up is Tracey Lee Oliver from Ceres in the Western Cape. As a two time Naledi nominee for her roles in Dreamgirls and Knights of Music, Oliver has shared the stage with the likes of Joey Rasdien, Marc Lottering, Riaad Moosa and many more.
Fans can look forward to a no-holds barred, swear-free, family friendly comedy event for one night only in the Theatre of Marcellus on 5 March at 20h00. Tickets are available from R150 per person, with dinner and show packages available from R330 per person. Winners Circle members qualify for great discounts. For bookings and further information, contact the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213 or visit or

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