Kings and Queens of Comedy

In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests.  The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain… Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions.

Shining their comical armour and sharpening their witty swords for the night, the stellar line-up of comedy giants includes Joey Rasdien (MC), Khanyisa Bunu, Krijay Govender, Mark Banks, Mpho Popps, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Rob van Vuuren, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Trevor Gumbi and Tumi Morake.

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Puss in Boots – The “Purrrfect” Pantomime

From the producer of Shrek The Musical and twelve sold-out award winning pantomimes, KickstArt Productions bring you Puss in Boots, a swashbuckling spectacular for the whole family. Live at The Lyric Theatre from Friday, 30 June until Sunday, 23 July 2017, this rendition of Puss in Boots is a variation of the original tale.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical – Review

I saw the movie, upon which the theatre show is based, called “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” in 1994. I loved it back then and was “over the moon” when I heard that a theatrical version was made.

After a successful and triumphant run at Artscape in Cape Town, the show is now finally at Johannesburg’s Teatro at Montecasino!

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Barry Hilton at Silverstar Casino

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The elastic-faced king of clean comedy, Barry Hilton, will be taking to the spectacular Silverstar Centre’s stage with his freshest, ultra-funny and slick production, Evolver.

On stage for two nights only, 28 and 29 October 2016,  Evolver will see the vibrant Hilton showcasing new material, reaffirming exactly why South Africans consider him to be one of our country’s most relevant comedians.

Hilton’s genuinely funny bones, his uncanny ability to gauge a crowd, and his firm stance on keeping comedy “clean” for the last 30 years, makes Evolver a must-see show for die-hard comedy fans and those who simply want to be left breathless with laughter alike.

At only R150 a ticket, Silverstar Casino has ensured that fans have no reason to miss out on Evolver, a show best described as a dynamic and versatile masterpiece.

Tickets are available for purchase from Computicket.

Visit www.silverstarcasino.co.za or the Customer Service Desk at Silverstar Casino for more information.

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A Magical Media Night with Mo Magic

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I first heard about Mo Magic when my husband was working on a show called “Holiday Swap” about 3 years ago, and Mo was a contestant. I was told about his “mind magic tricks” and spoon bending, so I was well intrigued when I got an invite to the media launch, which we attended last night. We all need a bit of magical delight in our lives, now and again, so this was welcomed.

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See Russell Brand live in South Africa

Russell Brand Credit: Dean Chalkley

Russell Brand
Credit: Dean Chalkley

I first saw Russell Brand playing the role of rocker ‘Aldous Snow’ in the Judd Apatow-produced box office hit comedy ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ a few years ago.

Here’s a clip to jog your memory:

Since then, Russell Brand, has starred in several films including ‘Rock Of Ages’, ‘Arthur’, ‘Hop’, ‘Get Him To The Greek’, Bedtime Stories’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Paradise’ and the voice of ‘Dr. Nefario’ in the hugely successful ‘Despicable Me’ series.

But did you know that he is an acclaimed stand up comedian and author, with an acerbic wit and intellect? Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame in 2003 for his appearances on MTV and on “Big Brother” spin-off, “Big Brother’s Big Mouth.” His career really took off with his first nationwide standup tour, ‘Shame’ in 2006, which was released on DVD as ‘Russell Brand: Live’. Brand launched his second nationwide tour in 2007, ‘Russell Brand: Only Joking’ released on DVD as ‘Russell Brand: Doin’ Life’ and in 2009 he brought his stand-up comedy tour to the United States with ‘Russell Brand: Scandalous’.

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Disney on Ice Comes to Town

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Put on your scarves, gloves and boots and head for The Dome in Johannesburg and GrandWest Arena, in Cape Town, this winter school holidays, where more than 50 classic and contemporary Disney characters will be waiting to warmly welcome guests of all ages to Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!

The show opens on Friday, 26 June 2015 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg and runs until Sunday, 05 July 2015.  New seating at this venue ensures that every guest has a clear vision of the ice. The production then moves to the GrandWest Arena, Cape Town for 10 shows from Wednesday, 8 July 2015 to Sunday, 12 July 2015. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.

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“Captain” Marc Lottering takes off with new show

Marc and Mishkah - circa 2009 - on Spirit Sundae

Marc and Mishkah – circa 2009 – on Spirit Sundae

I first met Marc Lottering back in 2009 when I was a Producer for the SABC1 show Spirit Sundae, and I can truly say that he is as down to earth in real life as he is on stage. His latest show has an aviation theme, and the characters that he portrays are cleverly linked to this theme. “This is Captain Lottering Speaking” is currently on at the Pieter Toerien Montecasino Theatre and Studio. Mr Lottering never disappoints in the humour department, you’ll laugh so much, you’ll need tissues for the tears and smudged mascara!

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Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

I finally went to see the Dirty Dancing stage play the other night at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg. Many of the good seats were sold out for a while so sitting 6 rows from the stage was a real coup and a perfect location.

I first saw the original movie back in 1987 when I was in Standard 6 (Grade 8) at the Cine 400 bioscope (as we used to call the cinema) in Rylands, Cape Town, and it was recently on the DSTV movie loop, which refreshed my memories once again.

Watching it on stage was totally magnificent! The singing, dancing and costumes were superb, but the American accent of Johnny Castle, played by Gareth Bailey, swayed like the stunning 60’s dresses worn by the female cast. Kudos to the lead actress, Bryony Whitfield. It felt like she was channeling Jennifer Grey in her performance as Frances “Baby” Houseman.

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