Comedy On Long is regular comedy nights every Thursday on Long Street at Iconic Lounge (158 Long Street, above Mexican on Long) and is hosted by two time SAFTA Award winning comedian, Mum-z. The line-ups for December include the following comedians:
Mum-z, Phila Mnyandi, Gino Fernandez, Brendan Murray, Stuart Cairns
Tracy Klass, Angel, Westley Cockrell, Gareth Woods, Mel Jones
Martin Davis, Angel, Gino Fernandez, Yaaseen Barnes
25th December (Christmas Special)
Tracy Klass, Gino Fernandez, Stuart Cairns, Phila Mnyandi, Mum-z
Time: Doors open 7pm, comedy starts at 8pm
Venue: Iconic Lounge, above Mexican on Long (158 Long Street)
Food: The food is provided by Mexican On Long
Entrance: R50 pre-sale (www.quicket.co.za), R70 at the door
River Fest is a day-night electronic outdoor dance music festival—over the full moon—featuring some of SA’s top DJs and electro bands, in the most sublime riverside setting. With world-class sound architecture, production and décor; festival-goers will experience the music and the beautiful venue from all aspects of the spectrum.
The lush sounds match the equally luscious scenery of the banks of the Berg River. Expect cutting-edge beats from slick and groovy, Tech House and Deep House to layered and textured Balkan, Electric Swing and Electro, to Dubstep and Drum & Bass.
Not just an aural feast, but a visual one too, from lighting, video mapping and lazers shows to jumping castles, water slides, inflatable islands floating on the river, and more. High-end drinks will be available, such as premium spirits and bubbly as well as ice cold beers and buckets of cocktails. Food trucks will be on-site offering a variety of menus that promise to sate both meat-eaters and vegetarians.
From music, to drinks, water toys and more, River Fest has done the thinking for you. All you need to do is set up camp in the spectacular surrounds, and don’t forget to bring swimming gear to take advantage of the incredible Berg River. Bikinis are a must, clothing is optional.
The word “comedy” should be enough to sell this event due to the fact that in this day and age, everyone needs a little comic relief to zone out from their lives but because we have such an amazing line up of comedians, a few more words may be necessary.
Join 2 time SAFTA Award winning comedian, Mum-z (ZA News), as he hosts 4 of Cape Town’s funniest comedians:
Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi (Heavy, Baxter Theatre)
Angel Blythe Campey
Dylan Skews (Skews Me, On Broadway)
Profiles for the comedians below:
Angel Blythe Campey
Realising she had the perfect name to be a stripper, but possessing no co-ordination or dance skills, Angel fell in love with irony at a young age. She developed her wit to get through an awkward age, which she’s still hoping to grow out of.
Angel found a stand-up comedy mic for the first time in June 2011 and hasn’t looked back since (which sucks for the things she sometimes drops behind her.)
Oliver Booth was born in Belleville, but with the realisation that this would be detrimental to the growth of a young mind, his parents quickly carried him across the boerewors curtain to the ‘posh’ suburbs of Cape Town.
It is here where he spent his school years; growing up and being moulded into the perfect suburban human. It is also consequently why he speaks absolutely no Afrikaans (He is however, quick to point out that his school uniform was Khaki and that his favourite after-dinner treat is a koeksister).
From a very young age Oliver proved to be the most flamboyant member of his family and deciding to go on to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town was a natural choice.
At University he slowly began questioning his identity as a posh boy originating from Belleville, and a desire to express his thoughts, opinions and understanding of life from such a view point began to emerge. Stand-up comedy presented itself as the perfect outlet for this and Oliver burst (like a Belleville bullet) onto the Comedy scene on the 16th of December 2010.
Oliver is a story teller and has a zany take on reality coupled with a knack for impersonations. It is due to this that his style of comedy appeals to a diverse audience.
Dylan Skews is one of South Africa’s fastest rising comedians. Winner of the Nandos Comedy Showdown in 2009 and the winner of Phat Joe’s comedy show in 2010 where he won the title “Cape Town’s next comedian“. He recently finished his one man show SKEWS ME which he wrote, directed and performed at on broadway, to rave reveiws and a packed house.
As a trained actor, he laces an effortless charm through performance rich sketches and showcases his signature laid back, yet edgy, performance style and interesting brand of delivery allowing the audience into the hilarious thoughts inside his head. Slipping in and out of elaborate impersonations, twisting and turning through a broad anthology of jokes that range from observational material to his unique life experiences. His style is a newfangled hybrid that bounces between the able one liner hedonist Mitch Hedberg and the outlandish Richard Pryor.
A noticeable component of his craft is that there is no overt axe to grind outside of pursuing good comedy. A captivating blend of edgy city boy antics and pure accessible fun.
This new kid on the block has wasted no time establishing himself on South Africa’s underground comedy circuit and is set to explode on the SA comedy scene. This hot new act is truly hilarious and will have the audience in stitches!
Kagiso KG Mokgadi
Kagiso Mokgadi, better known as “KG”, is a quintessential comedy heavyweight. Influenced by old-school comedy greats and unfettered by the latest trends, KG’s gags are delivered from his unique perspective on life that will have you laughing from deep within your belly. He’s got his own thoughts and lots to say. And someone gave him a mic.
The son of a journalist-turned-sangoma father and a nurse mother, KG takes his audiences on a unique comedy journey with a glimpse into the “behind the scenes” practices of a sangoma, what it’s like having a nurse for a mom, and why he was never able to take a day off sick from school.
Touted as an up-and-coming great, KG made his big stage performance debut at the 2011 Joburg Arts Alive Festival in the Comedy Nine-Nine showcase, earning rave reviews from the audience members and organisers alike. Since then he has shared the stage with South Africa’s comedy elite: Rob Van Vuuren, Mark Palmer, Ndumiso Lindi, Kurt Schoonraad, Riaad Moosa and Stuart Taylor. The likes of David Kau and Nik Rabinowitz have entrusted him to be their opening act at their shows. As Nik says, this is a major risk – he’s so good that he might pack a bigger punch than the main act!
As a 2013 nominee for the best newcomer award at the South African Comics Choice Awards, KG went ahead and ran his first solo show, Heavy, at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. A week’s worth of packed houses resulted in standing ovations and a four-star review in the media.
KG compares an experience of his comedy to a long Christmas lunch with your favourite uncle who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks at the dining room table. He takes on a whole range of subjects with seasoned comic swag and maturity.
His one-man show, Heavy, is about an overweight son of a sangoma and a western medicine nurse who considers fist fighting an inconvenience. His view of our country’s politics can only be considered unique. Expect big-belly laughs and a hilarious point of view that comes with a little difference of opinion.
KG is fast becoming one of the top new acts to take to the stage in South Africa. Mark Palmer and Kurt Schoonraad both believe that, even though he’s a big guy already, he’s going to be huge one day.
Best known for being the “dude from the Castle Lite adverts”, the dude from the ENO soccer advert, Kabelo in the TV series “Marc Lottering: loitering in Jozi” and the presenter of ENGENs “Drive It To Win It”, Mum-z is a multi talented award winning comedian whose involvement with ZA News has earned him 2 SAFTA Awards in the past 2 years (2013: Best Ensemble in a TV comedy series and 2014: Best TV comedy series).
He has performed at Blacks Only 6 times, the Real Heavyweight comedy jam twice, Cape Town international comedy Festival, Rocking the daisies, mind the gap and many more festivals around the country as well as being the host of the South African Blog Awards in 2010.
His humour can best be described as thought provoking and intriguing and his stage presence is undeniably powerful.
Joburg has a bevy of home-grown comedy to choose from, but why watch anything else when this show is guaranteed to be Funnier Than Them.
Chris Forrest, Deep Fried Man and Warren Robertson have joined forces for the hilarious ensemble show, Funnier Than Them showing at the Theatre on the Square in Sandton from the 20th to 25th of October.
Funnier Than Them is a stand-up comedy show like no other. Blending elements of crowd interaction, improvisation and animation, it is guaranteed to deliver and evening of laughs from some of the country’s funniest comedians.
The show was launched at the 2014 Grahamstown National Arts Festival to packed houses and received critical acclaim.
“An outstanding performance by three comedians who dazzle the audience with their jokes on political and social issues. A perfect show for adults that will keep audiences enthralled” – Cue 2014
“Funnier Than Them is very strong. Proper observational stuff; focusing on the important themes but skipping the cliches. Hallelujah!” – Bruce Dennill, CityVibe
The three comics have recently returned from their performance of the show at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, where their run ended with a sold-out show and a standing ovation.
“If you don’t like stand-up comedy, Funnier Than Them will change your mind.” – Lili Radloff, Women24
The trio’s individual achievements in the comedy industry are considerable including television shows, films, performances at some of South Africa’s biggest comedy events as well as a number of awards and nominations under their belt.
Each comic has their own unique style. With Forrest’s dry one-liners and perfect comedy timing to Robertson’s dark, intelligent humour and Deep Fried Man’s blend of musical comedy and sature, there is something for everyone.
They will also be joined by the legendary old-school comic, the animated MC, Gerry D Atric.
It’s a night out that can’t be missed in the company of three of SA’s funniest people. It’s running for just one week so don’t miss out.
Date: Monday, 20th to Saturday, 25th of October
Venue: Theatre on the Square, Sandton.
Tickets: R130 | Bookings on Strictly Tickets – www.strictlytickets.com
Ladies and Gents! LEGENDS CELEBRITY SPORTS CAFE will be hosting a Stand-Up comedy Open Mic night! A new stage for up and coming acts or Pros to try new material. As well as a spot for aspiring comedians to have a chance to make someone laugh! Go through! its free entrance! Support Local comedy if you live in the area!
Vittorio Leonardi will be representing SA in a stand up comedy competition and will be throwing a celebratory comedy night at Joe Parkers Comedy and Jive on the 14th October 2014 featuring John Vlismas, Mel Miller, Nqoba Ngcobo, Chris Forrest and Loyiso Gola.