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MERVYN Pillay plays host and ringmaster in the new show, Braz Ouz in Concert, at the iZulu Theatre, at Sibaya Casino, at 8 pm on March 8 and March 9.
“Braz Ouz” (male friends), is a typical Durban term of endearment; hence the title of the show, which stars Pillay (Back in Time, One Nite Stand), singer-musician Lendel Moonsamy (of Idols fame), actor-comedian Arnotte Payne (Bruin Ous Only), singer Darrius Pillay (SuperSterre finalist) and comedian Anesh Dasrath (Tamasha aur Masti).
Pillay is famous for his Bollywood impersonations and stand-up routines. He has shared the stage with some of South Africa’s most talented comedians and musicians, and is promising fans some brand-spanking-new material.
Moonsamy was fourth in the 2009 edition of Idols. He has since travelled around the country, performing and promoting his debut album, I Am Lendel. Two of his singles — Someday and Home Again — have received radio play.
Payne is a comedian, actor, singer, instrumentalist and public speaker, who has performed with the likes of Carvin H. Goldstone, Eugene Khoza, Laughing Stock, Trevor Noah, and Afzal Khan. He won best comedian 2008 in KwaZulu-Natal, in the Madras Masala Comedy Competition.
Pillay is the only contestant from KZN to have won a spot in the top 10 of the hit reality series Supersterre on SABC2. A chemical engineer by day, he began singing at the age of five.
In 2010, he was invited to perform the national anthem by the South African Rugby Union for the match between South Africa and Italy in Witbank, and, in August 2011, the Australian national anthem for the clash between the Springboks and Australia.
Dasrath is one half of the radio comedy kings Tamasha and Masti on Radio Hindvani. His stage works include Cassandra@ no 77, Tuckshop, Sapno Ka Safar, Five Ball Thunee and Devil In Disguise.
Tickets for Braz Ouz in Concert can be booked through Computicket. Please note: no under 16s allowed.
— Arts Editor.