UKZN’s School of Arts presented Jokes and Jazz hosted by stand-up comedian Troy Tesla at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on Tuesday, 28 March.
Jokes and Jazz is a new comedy series designed to celebrate the merging of two art forms that rarely combine, comedy and jazz. The musical interlude was provided by UKZN Music students.
The comedy section was hosted by international comedian Troy Tesla supported by a stellar line-up of comedians including Masood Boomgaard, Tyson Heffer, Kwanda Radebe and Mo Vawda.
Troy Tesla is a stand-up comedian and sit-down Law academic who has impressed audiences. He has appeared with some big names in South Africa comedy including John Vlismas, Loyiso Gola and Carvin H Goldstone. Tesla is currently developing a TV show.
UKZN PhD candidate Mo Vawda, a rising newcomer on the scene, has featured on Vuzu Amp and Mzansi Magic on DSTV, and has performed with a variety of South African comic greats.