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Johannesburg, 13 December 2018: A King Arises – AKA, the unstoppable “Supa Mega” of South African hip hop, is about to get a real grill. The Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax is coming to The Teatro at Montecasino on 21 February, 2019.

The “Be Careful What You Wish For” and “Baddest” hip hop star will face the music as a treat to those who want to see him take a verbal lashing. They will get to witness the roasting of the Hip Hop Boss who has made his mark in the rap scene, on the continent and around the world. In recent years he has redefined the boundaries for his generation – having opened for artists such as  Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. Now this multiple award winner, performer and entrepreneur is about to be baked, boiled and roasted before your eyes. Prominent, larger than life and ready for trouble, AKA has hurricaned his way to great success with an unprecedented style and loads of savoir-faire.

The South African maestro of subliminals and in your face diss-tracks is presenting himself before the firing squad. Can he keep his “composure”? Will his epic freestyle flow save him from getting burnt? No umbrella necessary because the panellists from across South Africa’s entertainment world will not be holding back on throwing shade at the man who is not one to shy away from fiery one liners.

Off the back of the success of The Roast of Somizi earlier this year, the highest rated South African roast to date, where Gareth Cliff was the Roast Master to an elite panel made up of DJ Fresh, Nomzamo Mbatha, Skhumba, Fikile Mbalula, Kurt Darren, Ntsiki Mazwai, Schalk Bezuidenhoudt and Joanne Joseph, The Comedy Central Roast of AKA is set to be one helluva mouth off. You de-cypher.

Said AKA: “Every Roast before this was practice.  Take a seat, Bon Appetite.

Commented Dillon Khan, Vice President for Comedy Central and Creative Services at Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa): “The Comedy Central Roast is a SUPER occasion that gives the audiences a MEGA opportunity to see their favourite celebrity being placed in a hot seat, confronted by some of SA’s big names. So who better to Roast than the one and only Supa Mega? If AKA has ever roasted you on social media, then here is your baddest break to see the punisher burn under pressure.”

“The Roast of Somizi was one of the most popular shows on Showmax this year so we can’t wait for AKA,” said Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s Head of Content. “No need for FOMO the second time round.”

Filming of the Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax will be open to the public and will take place on 21 February 2019 at The Teatro at Montecasino Teatro in Johannesburg. Tickets are available from Computicket for R300. (Update: Tickets are sold out!)

The Roast of AKA will arrive on Comedy Central on DStv on 11 March 2019, with the full, uncut, uncensored version landing only on Showmax on 12 March 2019.

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Watch the Comedy Central Roast of AKA on Showmax

The uncut, uncensored Comedy Central Roast of AKA is coming to Showmax on 12 March 2019, and everyone can watch it. Here’s how.

New to Showmax? Sign up for a 14-day free trial at today.

DStv Premium subscriber? Add Showmax to your bill and get the uncut, uncensored Roast at no extra cost. Go to

DStv Compact or Compact Plus subscriber? Add Showmax to your bill before 31 March 2019 to get Showmax free for two months, including the uncut, uncensored Roast from 12 March 2019.  Go to to find out more.

Can’t wait until 12 March? Check out the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi on Showmax in the meantime!

DStv Compact subscribers to get no-cost Showmax test-drive

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