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The Master, Comedy Dr to share stage

Phenyo “The Master’ Phaladi, arguably Botswana’s hottest comedic assert has yet another interesting stage appearance to make, this time with South Africa’s Riad Moosa on November 27 at the Gaborone International Conference Centre.


Since his arrival in the comedy scene, Phaladi has impressed crowds near and far with his witty lines and has been in more line-ups locally and abroad than most local acts. Major Moves Events Coordinator, Gaolathe Kediemetse, even confirmed that prior to his show with Moosa, Phaladi will be busy delivering his punch lines in Zimbabwe and Mafikeng.


“The master will be travelling to Bulawayo on the 25th November to headline a show with Clive chigubu before opening for Thapelo ‘Tips Shampoo’ Seemise at Mmabatho Convention Centre on Saturday November 26th. He will close off the weekend with Riaad at GICC,” Kediemetse said.


Just last month in September, the comedian performed at the Savannah Comic’s Choice Awards in South Africa. Phaladi’s 6 year journey in local comedy has earned him a good name in the industry, perhaps even stardom. He has made a mark in the Botswana comedy industry ever since taking part in President’s Day competitions and was spotted by Major Moves Comedy who has since taken him under their wings.

He is among the country’s fearlessly funny comics working today; raging on the absurd, ridiculous, political and just day-to-day life activities. His greatest achievement as yet could be his one man DVD show he shot earlier this year.  
The 33 year old Molepolole born comedian has impressed crowds while sharing the stage with comedy greats such as Chester Missing, Tol A$$ Mo and Mpho Popps of MiWay TV ads. He has headlined most of Major Moves Comedy shows as well as toured the country and the region extensively, delivering his clean yet captivating material.


Organisers of the show have hinted that ‘The Master’ was roped in particularly because he is currently making waves locally and regionally.

Meanwhile, the award winning Moosa will also be sharing the stage with Simmi Areff.  The pair has done more than 50 shows together and Areff has grown to be known as ‘Riaad’s best friend.’ City Press has rated Areff among top and upcoming comedians in South Africa.

Areff has also shared the stage with popular South African comedians like Trevor Noah, Eugene Khoza, Chester Missing, Conrad Koch, Marc Lottering, Trevor Gumbi, Loyiso Gola and Kagiso Lediga, to name a few.

Moosa, popularly known as ‘Dr Comedy’ began his career as a comedy magician and moved on to pure stand-up comedy. He is a qualified medical doctor but is more acclaimed for his comedy. His humour exploits identity politics to the full.


He belongs to a wildly popular generation of comedians who, far from tiptoeing around South Africa's fraught racial politics, dive in headfirst to defuse the hatred with humour.
Currently, he produces the world’s first funny medical educational show #DOC on etv, in which he utilises humour to communicate important and practical health promotional information.
He has starred as Ahmed Kathrada in Anant Singh’s epic Oscar and Golden Globe nominated movie ‘Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom.’


Moosa originally flexed his comedic and acting muscles when he played the lead in the internationally acclaimed movie ‘Material’ (co-written), which continues to inspire audiences all over South Africa and film festival audiences all over the world.
He won the SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Actor for his role in ‘Material’, which also received SAFTA’s for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor in 2013.


The last time Moosa held an African tour, which he dubbed ‘Doctor’s Orders’ was in 2013 during which he performed to over 35,000 people all over South Africa and Africa. It has been termed the biggest tour of his career.
He confirmed his performance earlier this week on Monday through his Facebook page.
The show will start at 1600 hrs and tickets are available from P350 per person through Computicket and Shoprite Stores, OK furnitures, House and Home and Checkers stores throughout the country.

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On Saturday 29 October 2022 (11:00- 15:00) Bash Connektor will be presenting their 1st TatsoConnekt Leading Women Brunch which will be hosted by Basadi’Bash’Masimolole. Tatso. A Setswana word. Taste  .Tatso / ta-tso/. verb.

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Bash Connektor is a Marketing Company with a twist founded in March 2022 by Basadi Bash Masimolole who has 15 years plus Marketing Experience. The INTENT of Bash Connektor is to Link People, Experiences, and Brands. The K instead of C is INTENTIONAL. We are all about contributing towards AMPLIFYING brand and country messages through curating experiential offerings and connekting conversations that matter, said Basadi Masimolole.

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