New York - Commenting on his forward bookings diary for 2014 a New York PR company representing South African 'fake' signer Thamsanqa Jantjie said today their client had already accepted hundreds of provisional appearance dates all over the world:
"Mr Jantjie will be a very busy man next year," a Z Listers Anonymous source reported, "and is scheduled to act in dozens of memorial bookings following a sell-out performance in Soweto last week."
The sign language maestro gently broke the ice during lengthy, pompous and largely itself-promoting eulogies at South Africa's Nelson Mandela Memorial Gig with his largely unexpected interpretations of bigwigs' speeches.
Key words such as 'prawn' and 'rocking horse', etc, were craftily inserted into translations of world leaders' orations to pep up the content according to the International Guild of After-Dinner Speakers which regularly uses Mr Jantjie's services.
"We could see a similar delivery as early as next week," an IGADS spokesperson commented, "during a widely expected blockbuster requiem for Pope Benedict XVI, George Bush Senior and/or the reptilian Borg monarch Queen Elizabeth herself."
A slew of widely anticipated international RIPs mean Jantjie is now fully booked until at least 2017, something that the popularity of his 'greatest hits' debut CD bears out in the busy winter holiday season.
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