Edgar Langeveldt will once again take his fans on a comedy journey.
The event is being sponsored by the Culture Fund in conjunction with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.
The event, which started last year, has become an annual feast of various comic productions.
The safari will see some of Africa’s best stand-up comedians battling it out and showcasing their brilliance in comedic circles while travelling in a bus to various places around Zimbabwe.
In an interview with the Standard- Life&Style, Langeveldt said that this was a laughter festival, unique in its own way and specifically for comedy lovers.
“This is a festival of laughter, one of its kind that has never been seen before that draws a wide range of participants.
“Just imagine how often you have seen comedians engaging on a tour and on a journey to make you laugh your lungs out all the way to Chimanimani or Zambia,” said Langeveldt.
Zambian Chibwe Katebe of Natuseke Comedy and Kenyan Marty Kintu are some of the famous stand-up comedians who will also be part of the tour.
Brain Matongo and Michael Kudakwashe will also be on the bus.
Four lucky local newcomers in comedy circles who think they are good and who shall prove their brilliance will also be part of this tour.
“To our local guys I am saying this tour is open to anyone, if only you think you can be funny and you can stand the safari, come and register soon.”
This creative return attests to the strength of Langeveldt’s skills and his enduring popularity after he faced personal troubles that he went through over the last few years.
Where is the bus going?
The revolving tour will kick off on June 24 at Reps Theatre in Harare stretching to as far as Norton, Mutare, Headlands, Masvingo, Victoria Falls, and Chimanimani also abroad to Zambia in Livingstone and Lusaka.
Over the years, the Prince Claus Award-winner generated a buzz among comedy lovers with his collaborations with , Rooftop Promotions on the play Update series and the famous The Bridal Party, a light-hearted look at life in Zimbabwe.
“Comedy is my life and this time around I am back with something different that has never been seen before.
“I want to go back to the streets and connect directly with my fans. The love I have received from them is amazing and this is for all comedy lovers”, said Langeveldt.
A video footage of the tour will be available to comedy lovers as soon as the fest ends and will be compiled into a series and a DVD to be released after the tour.