The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre has joined hands with the Vodacom Funny Festival at the Baxter Theatre on 21 June 2011.

The award-winning comedy festival, which has run to full houses since its inception seven years ago, will this year showcase the work of Korea’s top magic comedienne, New Zealand’s top comic export, England’s most original piano player and a Swiss music comedy duo. Hosted by one of South Africa’s most popular comedians, Alan Committee, this fundraiser will be a fantastic opportunity to laugh your head off, for the best of causes.

Speaking about the fundraiser, Archbishop Tutu said, “Some people say I have a wonderful sense of humour, though I suspect it’s because I laugh so loudly at my own jokes.  The truth is, humour nourishes the soul. Our ability to laugh at the ridiculous, at ourselves, with others defines our humanity.”

He continued, “We are made for laughter, not to hurt.”

Both the Archbishop and his wife, Leah, will be in attendance on the night and he is expected to say a few words to the audience during the duration of the evening.

Special guests, ZANEWS, will also be at the fundraiser, bringing along their much-loved Archbishop Tutu puppet. The voice behind this amazing puppet, comedian Nik Rabinowitz, will also be in attendance, adding a few light-hearted words of wisdom to the evening.

The event promises to be an evening of much fun and laughter, all in the name of a good cause.

Tickets cost R250 each and can be purchased directly from Computicket on 083 915 8000, at www.computicket.com, or any Computicket, Shoprite/Checkers branch. All proceeds of tickets sales will accrue to the Peace Centre. The show starts at 8pm and will run for 2hrs and 45 min.

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