Somizi Mhlongo. Picture: Instagram

Comedy Central in partnership with Showmax today officially announce the first two roasters joining ‘The Roasting Squad’ for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Somizi, coming to Comedy Central on Monday,  May 7 at 9pm.

The uncensored version to Showmax subscribers from Tuesday, May 8.
 
The first to step up to the flames is funny man Schalk Bezuidenhout, who's prepared to bring the house down in flaming glory as a member of the ‘The Roast Squad’.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi. Roasting was never something I thought I would like, but now I love it more than my mother. I hope Somizi brings some ice packs, because it is going to get hot,” commented Schalk Bezuidenhout.
 
Joining him is on stage is poet and activist Ntsiki Mazwai. Using any platform to fire up a debate, Ntsiki won’t be shying away from anything - pouring fuel and provoking the flames of wrath from her fellow roastees, her unpredictability will definitely heat things up.
 
“I was offered a platform to drag and diss Somizi. I have always wanted to address that blonde weave he wore on the music reality show he judges. RUDE,” added Ntsiki Mazwai.
 
International celebrities have over the years hilariously and flamingly insulted each another, including Justin Bieber and Donald Trump. The shows are currently available on Showmax, along with the local roast of Kenny Kunene.
 
Filming of the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi will be open to the public and will take place on Thursday, April 26, at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.  

* Ticket prices start from R200 and are available at Computicket.