Schuster apparently backed out after being advised to rest by doctors, according to Comedy Central Africa.
Following in the singed footsteps of 2012 “Roastee” Steve Hofmeyr, Kunene’s life and works will be “honoured” by a panel of peers, friends, enemies, critics, comics and entertainment personalities, as they line up to subject him to a humorous barrage of praise, criticism, abuse, jokes and downright lies.
Schuster was apparently ‘heartbroken’ to be missing the Roast, but said, ” unfortunately all those silly movie stunts and some old rugby injuries have finally caught up with me at the ripe old age of 62.”
Evert van der Veer, Channel Director, Comedy Central Africa said, “We are excited to welcome Kenny on board as our second Roastee. The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene” offers all the elements of a great Roast – a larger-than-life personality who polarises opinion and whose life and career has had many convoluted ups and downs. ”
The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene will be recorded on 3 April and broadcast on 28 April at 8pm.
It will be the second South African Comedy Central Roast, based on the American Comedy Central format, which kicked off last year with Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr.