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Riaad Moosa picks on Zim Olympics Team

Riaad Moosa picks on Zim Olympics Team
By Peter Tinashe Kaviya
The last weekend of August will surely go down as one of the busiest entertainment weekends of the year, but while many had plans fixed on the Mafikozolo show, comedy lovers had their share of fun, and what a rib cracking affair it was.
Friday August 26 saw South African standup comic Riaad Moosa performing before a capacity crowd at the Harry Margolis Hall in Milton Park before staging another show at The Academy of Music in Bulawayo.
Moosa who is a medical doctor by profession , delivered a good set that saw him making jokes about Indian people and their cultures , white people and their love for rugby, Oscar Pistorius and Penny Sparrow who made headlines in January for her racist post against black people much to the applause of the dominantly Indian crowd.
The highlight of his set was when he picked on the Zimbabwe Olympic Team, questioning the audience how the team performed at the Rio Olympics and at one point picking on the state of the roads in the country.
The Zimbabwean entourage the sporting event came back empty handed without even a single medal.
Organised by Clint Robinson of C&A Entertainment also saw local comedians Long John and Doc Vickela gracing the stage before the Riaad took to the stage.
In an interview with Showbiz on the sidelines of his performance, comedian Long John real name Learnmore Mwanyenyeka said sharing the stage with the South African was a dream come true.
“I have always watched Riaad Moosa’s DVDs and I’m a big fan of his work. To share the stage with him on both the Harare and Bulawayo show was a well cherished dream come true. As local comics we do not normally get a chance to perform in front of such audiences and I’m happy about the response. It was a great experience and after the show I got a lot of enquiries and more bookings,“said Long John.
Robinson also sang praises for local comics encouraging the audience to support local comics.
“I know you probably have not heard of these comedians but they are local comics that are very talented and are doing great things and I hope you will enjoy the show and also support them in their efforts,” said Clint Robinson before introducing Doc Vickela to the stage.
The comedian who was in the country for the second time took to the stage shortly after 8.30 pm and sent the auditorium straight into frenzy questioning why he had to “sneak“ onto stage like a rabbit referring to the stage entrance that was lowered to a height that forced the comedian to literally bend down to the stage.