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Nm muthu&Sagie Ex-QDMS Brothers Muthu and Sagie Murugan appear in The Indian Comedy Kings at Durban City Hall at 8pm tomorrow. Picture: NINEY RUTHNAM

THE Indian Comedy Kings brings together some of the hottest names in local comedy for a “spicy, side-splittingly funny, laugh-a-minute”, one-night-only extravaganza.

Featured on the line-up are Muthu Murugan, Sagie Murugan, Neville Pillay and Afzal Khan.

While stand-up comedy has grown in leaps and bounds locally, the rise of the Indian comedy genre has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Indian comedy is thought to have its own unique flavour and style, and those who have excelled in this genre have often gone on to enjoy cross-over and mainstream appeal.

Muthu Murugan has toured nationally and internationally as a comedian for three decades, demonstrating versatility as a band leader as well as a comic.

Brother Sagie is suave and razor sharp.

Afzal Khan has built a solid name in theatre, television and film. He most recently appeared in the films For Better For Worse and 31 Million Reasons. He has even staged a one-man show entitled Who’s Your Mamoo?

Neville Pillay is the host of the morning show on Lotus FM, an actor and impressionist. As a comic he is known for his ability to find the “Indian” in any situation and has earned acclaim for his “twisted tunes”. Yes, he can sing.

The Indian Comedy Kings have promised to give the audience a show to remember. Expect lessons on lightning-fast Indian talk, advice on dealing with the mother-in-law and tales from exotic lands like Phoenix, Chatsworth and Newlands.

The Indian Comedy Kings takes place at Durban City Hall tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are available from Computicket and Shoprite for R100.

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