Chuckles, Giggles and Lols

Chuckles, Giggles and Lols

The home of premium Township comedy. Ghetto laughs has been bringing you nothing but quality laughs for the past 5 years. At the majestic Soweto Theatre, every last Thursday of the Month some of the South Africa’s funniest comics gather to bring you chuckles, giggles and lols. Come witness some of the greatest comedy talent in the continent.

GHETTO LAUGHS Comedy Show, happens every last Thursday of the month in partnership with Soweto Theatre.

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Cell: 0737911071 (Tshepo)









Cant Stop – Freshly Ground

Cant Stop – Freshly Ground

Afro-fusion band Freshly Ground has released its brand new album, ‘Can’t Stop’. This is the band’s seventh release and marks 16 years of the group being together.

Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshly Ground, explains the secret to the band’s longevity, “It’s a lot to do with curiosity. We like to see what we can get out of each other. I love being part of a unit”.

When you think about how long the band has been around, their album title almost serves as a reminder of how far they have come — and that they are far from calling it quits.

“It’s our 16th year in music and we’ve had changes in the band, with members no longer playing instruments,” said Zolani Mahola.

“So, even though we haven’t been at the forefront and that (only) some of our albums were successful, we’re still doing what we love and that is what the album represents”.

The title of Freshly Ground’s new album can also symbolise the changes in the band, with the addition of a guitarist from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the absence of one of their former members, violinist Kyla-Rose Smith.

The band was last seen after the release of their single, Banana Republic, in 2017, which also had a video released on the same day. Banana Republic was more social than political, but the release of the band’s newest single, Blck Grls, has a more personal link to the band or, its lead singer and millions of South African Girls.

“The phrase ‘black girls’ looks so normal; by omitting the vowels, it creates a sense of uniqueness and grabs the attention of the listener”, she explained.

“The song has a link to me because of my childhood and how, as a girl, there were limitations as to what music I could listen to, because it was wrong to listen to rock music.

“I also was told what I could wear and at a certain age, black girls were given chores and tasks.

We just love Freshly Ground and are grateful for their amazing sound and contribution to the music industry. Judging from their latest album and singles, Freshly Ground are far from ending their journey.







Recipe: Chicken Curry Bunny Chow

Chicken Curry Bunny Chow

A South African explosion of flavours and textures. Perfect to keep you warm and the chills at bay.



  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups (500ml) Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed, drained
  • 4 large round bread rolls
  • Olive oil, to brush
  • 1/3 cup (95g) thick Greek-style yoghurt


  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat 1 tablespoon sunflower oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken, then in 2 batches, cook, turning, for 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove from the pan.
  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, ginger and spices, then cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add tomato paste and cook for a further 1 minute. Return chicken to pan and add stock. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is slightly reduced. Remove from heat.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the tops off the rolls and hollow out, discarding filling and tops. Brush with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes or until slightly golden, then set aside.
  5. For the sambal, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Stir the yoghurt through the curry and season, then divide among bread rolls. Top with sambal, then serve.









Cocktail Recipe: SCORPION


You cant buy happiness. But, you can prepare a cocktail and that’s kind of the same thing…



30ml brandy
15ml dry gin
aged rum
orange juice
lime juice
20ml simple syrup
15ml amaretto


Combine ingredients in shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with citrus and mint.






Mans’s 2 Funny

Man’s 2 Funny

Johannesburg-born, Cape Town-based stand-up comedian Eureka Nkese is bringing the funny home with an exclusive one night only performance of his brand new comedy special: Man’s 2 Funny at the Joburg Theatre this Freedom Day.

This natural storyteller and funnyman is set to tour South Africa with Man’s 2 Funny, proving to audiences why he is one of SA’s funniest acts to watch this year.

A seasoned performer, Eureka’s style of comedy is described as topical and observational, poking fun at everyday life with jokes that everyone from all walks of life can relate to.

For Eureka, who was nominated for a South African Comics’ Choice award, it’s his third comedy special to tour around the country the show will deliver hilarious punchlines and an insightful view of South African culture.


Eureka Nkese is one of the brightest rising stars in South African comedy. The stand-up comedian has almost a decade of experience performing on stage and on-screen. He has presented a television show on SABC1, performed on Comedy Central Africa and opened for some of the best comedians in South Africa such as Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola and Skhumba Hlophe. Eureka has self-produced two one man specials and other comedy events such as KAK TALKS at Arts festivals and venues all over the country. This talented comedian is high demand as an MC and headliner at comedy shows. A skilled performer equipped with his infectious laugh and sharp-witted jokes Eureka will be a memorable addition to your event. Eureka’s unique talents will have everyone laughing and wanting more.

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