Comedian Mpho Popps has been announced as the roastmaster for the Comedy Central Roast of Khanyi Mbau.
Popps said, “This is just one of those career milestones that I couldn’t have imagined happening. Khanyi Mbau is a legend and an entertainment icon.
“For me to be the chosen one to throw her onto the flames to be roasted is not only historical but legendary as well. As the roastmaster, I say, ‘May the thickest skin win!'”
🚨 It’s official 🚨 I am the RoastMaster for the #RoastOfKhanyi 🥳
— Mpho Popps Modikoane (@MphoPopps) June 28, 2022
“Mpho Popps is no stranger to our channel. He was first introduced to our audiences on Comedy Central Live @ Parkers and we, as Comedy Central Africa, have enjoyed collaborating with him on various other projects. He did the opening set for the Roast of Somizi and killed [it]. So being the roastmaster is a natural fit – a bit like the chemistry between him and Khanyi that is guaranteed to be electrifying,” said Dillon Khan, Vice President of Comedy Central Africa.
The highly anticipated Roast will air in August on Comedy Central Africa (DStv 122) and Showmax.
Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s Head of Content, concluded, “We’re huge fans of Mpho Popps from Strictly Come Dancing and his work on classics on Showmax like Ayeye, Thina Sobalili and the Roast of Somizi, so we can’t wait to watch him dance circles around anyone who steps out of line.