MEL the Storyteller, better known as Mel die Storieverteller, will perform her sold-out show Almal is Mal at Tiger’s Milk Somerset West on 17 November. This will be the build-up to the launch of the Open Mic Night Series beginning on 29 November 2023 which will be hosted by Mel. Here she will give guidance and tips on how to grow within the stand-up comedian space in South Africa, as she has done in a 20-year career as a performing artist.
The show will begin at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 5 pm for dinner service. Tickets are R100 per person.
“We are incredibly excited to host our first one women show with Mel die Storieverteller. It’s also incredibly important for us to connect, engage, and grow alongside our community, and therefore we wanted to create a platform for up-and-coming comedians to have a space and professional guidance from one of South Africa’s best-performing artists.” says head of marketing for Life & Brand Portfolio, Jolene Strydom.
“I will be looking at crowd interaction, interesting points of view on relatable topics, and authenticity. Mostly, I look forward to hearing the jokes and the stories,” says Mel. She encourages performers to not memorise their words like a robot: “let the words flow”, adding “I’m looking forward to seeing more female comedians on stage.”
To add your name to the Open Mic Night hosted by Mel on 29 November, email [email protected] with your full name, cellphone number, and profile picture. Spaces are limited and one overall winner, chosen by Mel, will be awarded a R2000 voucher to come back to Tiger’s Milk for lunch or dinner. To book your table for 17 or 29 November, click here. For more information, click here.