Here’s why Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is one of the best yet

Somizi’s roast was everything a roast should be.

We know that radio personality, reality show star, actor and Idols South Africa judge Somizi Mhlongo is a big deal. That is why we knew his Comedy Central Roast would be a smash hit. What we didn’t know though, was it would also be a roast if egos around the panel. We also didn’t know that TV and radio personality Joanne Joseph, packs a mean punch when it comes to shading people. Looking at the roast, she is undoubtedly one of our favourites.

The celebrities on stage at the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi had over 5.5m followers on Twitter, so it’s no surprise the Roast trended there. But how did the celebs handle the live audience? Here’s how we rated the roastmasters

Skhumba
Hottest roast: To Gareth Cliff: “You know you are useless in life when you leave a show and no one cries. When you left Idols, no one… Not even Unathi.”
Coldest shade: “I’m the face of McCafe: happy, bright, exciting. And DSTV. You have OLX. Ugly, old, difficult to sell.” Somizi

Post-roast rating: 8/10

Watch Skhumba’s roast below;

 

Joanne Joseph

Hottest roast: “Somizi, I love you but you were really crap in Sarafina when you tried to play that straight guy.”

Coldest shade: “Joanne, you went from a national TV station to a regional radio station – your career is in reverse. You’re like the Benjamin Button of South African media. What’s next for you? Touch HD?” Gareth Cliff

Post-roast rating: 9/10

Watch Joanne’s roast below; 

 

Schalk Bezuidenhout

Hottest roast: “I’m very sad that you’re no longer single. The last time I had sex with someone as beautiful as you was when I was f**king Maps Maponyane… You know the guilty smile he has on those Samsung ads? That’s because he exploded harder than the Galaxy Note 7.”

Hottest roast [alternate, safer version]: “Gareth, I don’t understand how there’s so much hatred coming out of your mouth when so many men have put love inside it.”

Coldest shade: “Schalk, you look poor, like you’ve wasted your white privilege… We take one look at you and we know you don’t have the land.” Skhumba

Post-roast rating: 7/10

Watch Schalk’s roast below : 

 

Nomzamo Mbatha

Hottest roast: To Gareth Cliff: “How does it feel to be back on TV? Don’t get used to it; it’s won’t last very long.”

Coldest shade: “She’s actually done a lot for the LGBTI… No, she has. She’s dated more famous gay men than I have.” Somizi

Post-roast rating: 6/10

DJ Fresh
Hottest roast: “This is probably the biggest audience you’ve had since 5FM; how does it feel? You know, you’ve lost so much relevance that nobody even hates you anymore… The moral of the Gareth Cliff story is, ‘Don’t start a spaza radio…’”
Coldest shade: “Fresh has released 38 albums. Well, since he doesn’t actually produce music like some of us, he’s just released 38 playlists. Fresh, we all like burning mix CDs for our friends, but we don’t call it a career.” Kurt Darren

Post-roast rating: 8/10

Fikile Mbalula

Hottest roast: “Ntsiki, you are living proof that fame has a plus one… Your sister is famous for being the lead singer in Bongo Muffin and you are just an angry muffin.”

Coldest shade: “You are useless… The ANC promoted Bathabile Dlamini. And they demoted you. And you are sober.” Skhumba

Post-roast rating: 8/10

Kurt Darren

Hottest roast: “Somizi, I did some research before I came here. I even read your book. Your book is so thin, I use it as a bookmark when I read the newspaper.”
Coldest shade: “Kurt Darren at the moment doesn’t look like Bruce Jenner before the operation or after the operation. He looks like Bruce Jenner when he was in that halfway-through phase. When you’re not sure if he’s a 50-year old man or a 60-year old lesbian.” Schalk Bezuidenhout

Post-roast rating: 7/10

Watch Kurt’s roast below;

 

Ntsiki Mazwai

Hottest roast: “DJ Fresh. The Mmusi Maimane of the entertainment industry. I remember when you went to 5FM, you even changed your accent and everything, hey bru?”

Coldest shade: “I went onto your Instagram and it said you were a poet. I read some of your poetry and it said you’re not a poet.” Schalk Bezuidenhout

Post-roast rating: 4/10

Let us know on social media how you’d have scored the celebs, using #roastza.

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