Tiger’s Milk Somerset West Launches Open Mic Night Series


Calling all budding stand-up comedians; get down to Tiger’s Milk Somerset West for a brilliant opportunity. The popular eatery has announced the launch of its stand-up comedy Open-Mic Night Series hosted by ‘Mel die Storieverteller’.

The build-up to the launch of this new stand-up comedy series will see Mel die Storieverteller perform her sold-out show ‘Almal is Mal’ at Tiger’s Milk Somerset West on 17 November, with the Open-Mic Night Series starting on 29 November 2023. Mel will not only be hosting the series but she will also be giving 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.

Mel die Storieverteller
Mel die Storieverteller.

Her one-woman show, “Almal is Mal!” sold out twice at The Atterbury Theatre and now she is bringing her wildly popular act to one of Somerset West’s favourite hangouts.

For those interested in attending the Open-Mic Night Series, the show will start at 19:30, with doors opening at 17:00 for dinner service. Tickets are R100 per person.

“We are incredibly excited to host our first ever One Women Show with Mel die Storieverteller. It’s also incredibly important for us to connect, engage, and grow alongside our community, and therefore, wanted to create a platform for fellow 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.

Tiger's Milk
Tuck into delicious meals at Tiger’s Milk.

Mel is incredibly excited to see up-and-coming talent perform. “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.” Excitedly she says, “I’m looking forward to seeing more female comedians on stage!”

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How to enter the Open-Mic Night:

To add your name to the Open Mic Night hosted by Mel die Storieverteller, on 29 November, email somersetwest@tigersmilk.co.za with your full name, cellphone number, and profile picture. Spaces are limited and one overall winner, chosen by Mel, will be awarded a R2,000 voucher to come back to Tiger’s Milk for lunch or dinner.

How to book:

For more information and to book your table for the show on the 17th or 29th of November click here.

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