The issue of university funding is no laughing matter. This is precisely why five of South Africa’s finest comedians have joined forces with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) Thuthuka Bursary Fund to host an exclusive Comedy Show to raise funds to support students who wish to become chartered accountants (CAs[SA]).


As a medium, comedy offers us a way to think out of the box, question ourselves and hold up a mirror so that society can view its difficult narratives in a way that few other forms of art do. It gives each of us a more objective view of life and also reduces feelings of ill will and sadness that arise when we are faced with a difficult circumstance. Right now, as South Africans, few issues are as depressing or as filled with ill will as the topic of the university funding crisis.


It was with this in mind that SAICA’s Thuthuka Bursary Fund ambassadors dreamt up the idea of using comedy to help fund the journeys of aspiring CAs(SA) around the country.


Taking place on 2 November 2016 at Parker’s Comedy Club in Monte Casino, Johannesburg, the Thuthuka Comedy Show is an exclusive Comedy Show featuring top comedians Kagiso Lediga, Tyson Ngubeni, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, Tshepo Mogale and Mo Mothebe.


Speaking on what to expect on the night, Tshepo Mogale has this to say: ‘Expect a lot of intelligent comedy, current issues and just a lot of fun and laughs for a good cause.’ In fact, these comedians believe this is such a great cause that each one has generously agreed to take part in the event pro bono so that all proceeds from the event will go to funding the degrees of future CAs(SA).


Doors open at 6pm and tickets cost R200 at the door and R150 from SAICA’s website.


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