Victory for Durban comedian

Durban comedian Daryl Williams (right) with his prize. He performs at Durban’s Bat Centre from November 3 to 5, following his R10 000 win in Johannesburg.

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BY BILLY SUTER

DURBAN comedian Daryl Williams, who performs at Durban’s Bat Centre from November 3 to 5, collected R10 000 last night (November 1) when he won the Parker’s Comedy and Jive Comikazi Open Mic Competition at Montecasino in Johannesburg.

Williams competed in a series of heats in the build-up to last night’s final at the popular comedy club which showcases the best in international and local comedians. The heats took place between October 4 to 25.

The 30-year-old’s victory comes on the eve of the opening of his debut one-man show in Durban on Friday, November 3.

“Titled Too Coloured?, the show celebrates multi-cultural humour that can be enjoyed by anybody. It poses a direct question which relates to Williams’s amazing ability to relate to any race, age and culture,” says a spokesman.

Daryl Williams….from finance to comedy.

Noted for his hilarious punchlines and sharp, observational humour, Williams is a father of two, who recently shared the stage with The Goliath and Goliath Crew, Marc Lottering, Mark Banks and Carvin H Goldstone, among others.

He has toured Swaziland and Mozambique, and was a guest act on the MSC Sinfonia.

A former finance wizard, Williams left the corporate world to pursue his career in entertainment. He’s broken down barriers and built bridges over obstacles deemed “impossible”.

“My inspiration is always people-based. There is a clear message for all South Africans that is relevant to our current affairs. This show provides comic relief through a unique array of multi-cultural humour,” explains Williams.

“At my show you can expect to hear about the struggles of those who grew up with no medical aid in the past, and the funny concoctions that were used to replace modern medicine.

“You’ll hear a bit of current observational, stereotypical humour – which does not offend but rather creates a funny outlook at things, where we can all laugh at ourselves and our sometimes silly behaviour,” adds Williams.

Too Coloured? has performances at 8pm on November 3 and 4, and 3pm on Sunday, November  5.  Tickets cost R100 via www.quicket.co.za or R120 at the door. Tickets for block bookings of 10 or more cost R80 each.


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