With less than two weeks until the live taping of the show, Comedy Central has just turned up the heat on a blazing fire.
Who better to rip into Somgaga than his Metro FM colleague and breakfast show co-host DJ Fresh, aka “Big Dawg” and he says it’s “GAYm ON Dzoll”.
“As someone that not only loves Comedy Central Roasts, but actually owns copies of all of them to date, it’s quite surreal to be a panellist for the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi,” he says.
Mbatha says it’s going to quite the challenge out-shading the King of Shade, but she says she’s up to the task.
“I hope I can be funny and cheeky without trying too hard because I think throwing shade is a skill and an art,” she says.
“My main worry about Somizi is: ‘How do you even begin to shade someone who’s a master of self-shading and lives life publicly?'”
The other panelists include roast master Gareth Cliff, the outspoken Ntsiki Mazwai, comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout, Skhumba and Kurt Darren.
“It feels good to be part of the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi and I’m looking forward to it. I ain’t afraid of s***: in fact, is Somizi ready?” Skhumba asked.
The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi, in partnership with Showmax, is taking place on 26 April at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.
The roast will air on Comedy Central on 7 May at 9pm for DStv premium subscribers, while an extended, uncensored version will be made available on Showmax from 8 May.