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Comedians, singers join Kenny’s roast

Johannesburg - Businessman and Patriotic Alliance leader Kenny Kunene will be on the hot seat to be roasted by South African celebrities and comedians, Comedy Central said on Thursday.

Kunene would be roasted on April 3 at Gold Reef City's Lyric Theatre, said spokesperson Maria McCloy.

John Vlismas. Credit: Handout

The roasters included stand up comedian John Vlismas, Tumi Morake, Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow, Jacaranda FM presenter Rian van Heerden, and musician PJ Powers.

They would join radio personality Dineo Ranaka, choreographer Somizi Mhlongo, and socialite Khanyi Mbau, who were earlier announced as roasters, said McCloy.

The roasters combined well-known faces with some of the country's funniest comedians and a sprinkling of flamboyant and outspoken celebrities.

Participants who had previously been roasted included Steve Hofmeyr, James Franco, Roseanne Arnold, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Donald Trump, Joan Rivers, Denis Leary, and Flava Flav. - Sapa

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