Monday, January 09, 2017

Jason, Nicholas And Donovan Goliath To Host Nickelodeon Africa's NickFest 2017

Original Nickelodeon Africa Press Release via DStv:

Big names for NickFest

Take three very funny guys, add a huge dollop of sticky green slime, stir in thousands of kids and parents, music, activities and more - and you have the perfect recipe for NickFest 2017, South Africa’s biggest family-centric festival.

Japes, pranks, stunts, celebrity slimings, comic clowning around and inspired silliness galore will be the order of the day as Jason, Nicholas and Donovan Goliath take over the TicketPro Dome (Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 March), presenting a fantastic line-up of family friendly musicians, entertainers, activities and more, together with a fantastic co-host (to be revealed shortly).

Among the many kid-tastic attractions at NickFest will be the legendary Slime Area, a 625-metre square space where kids will be able to slither around, bathe, battle and shower in 10,000 litres of gloriously gooey slime. Don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes - because there’s no way you’re getting out of here anything other than 100 percent slimed.

“Every comedian wants to get in touch with their inner child,” says Jason Goliath, “and what better way to let it out than by hosting NickFest 2017! It’s going to be like no other gig the Goliaths have ever done. They say kids can be a tough crowd so Donovan, Nicholas and I have been getting in shape by practising our family-friendly gags, hanging out with our Nickelodeon pals SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Shimmer and Shine, and even getting slimed in preparation for the big day.”

Says Chris Torline, Director, Marketing and Digital Media, VIMN Africa: “We are excited to welcome Jason, Nicholas and Donovan on board for NickFest 2017. This dynamic trio combine world-class hosting skills, with an infectious sense of fun and amazing ad-libbing skills. We are certain that they will keep audiences thrilled over the two days of festivities, and leave our NickFest fans wanting more!”

Goliath & Goliath are among the most recognisable comedy entertainers in South Africa. In 2015, Jason Goliath (founder of Goliath & Goliath) was recognised as one of Africa’s best comedians and even represented Africa in Montreal, Canada at the Just for Laughs Festival.

Donovan Goliath first burst onto the comedy scene in 2010 when he took to the stage at the Comedy Underground in Melville, Johannesburg, proving a hit from the start as people rolled in the aisles with laughter. This was all the inspiration he needed to keep writing and performing. He has been entertaining South Africans ever since, and it’s been a great ride.

He may be the youngest of the three, but that has not stopped Nicholas from rapidly ascending the entertainment ladder. He is a highly sought-after MC, a regular on the comedy circuit, and a regular on TV (having appeared in three popular Comedy Central stand-up specials).

During the two-day festival, The TicketPro Dome will be completely transformed into a‎ Nickelodeon wonderland inspired by the channel’s colourful on-screen worlds. There will be two sessions each day, with morning sessions starting at 9:00 am and afternoon sessions starting at 15:00.

Tickets for NickFest are on sale at and select Edgars, CNA and Postnet outlets, priced R290 per head, or R270 per person for a family of 4-6 people. Groups of 10 or more people enjoy a discounted price of R250 per head. Entrance is free for children younger than two. Entrance to the Slime Area costs R150 per person (tickets sold separately; kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

NickFest 2017 is brought to you by Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) in conjunction with Glen21 Entertainment & KinderJoy.

For more information on NickFest 2017 please go to, join us on Twitter @NickAfrica and on Instagram @Nickelodeon_Africa, or like us on Facebook at To join the conversation about NickFest 2017, please use the hashtag #NickFest2017.


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