Comedy on Long will be re-launching at the Iconic Lounge which is on the top floor of Mexican on Long. Comedy on Long is brought to you by Mumz The Word which is the comedy brand that brought you “The Show” (Albert Hall), “Funny Bones” (Purple Turtle), “Giggle Gaggle” (Tulbagh), “Comedy at M&A” (JHB), “96 Degrees of Laughter” (JHB) and “The Bay Harbour Comedy Supper Club” (Hout Bay)
The line-up on the 30th October 2014, Thursday will feature Mum-z, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Peter Sserwanga and more.
Schalk Bezuidenhout was born in Gauteng in the wonderful city of Johannesburg. Even though this sounds very contemporary, he grew up in a very Afrikaans, ‘bring-terug-Apartheid’ town right next to the airport.
Schalk is not afraid to say it like it is and talks about how he perceives things through his De la Rey spectacles. On stage he is fun and energetic and appeals to people of all kinds and colours (and yes, even black people. As a matter of fact, especially black people!).
Schalk has come a far way in the short amount of time that he has been doing comedy. He has had the privelage to perform at some great venues, alongside some even greater comedians. On his blog Kill or be Killed, Warren Robertson wrote the following:
Made it to the finals of the Graca Comedy Showdown in Johannesburg 2011.
Performed in “Wildcard Weekend” at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus.
3 performances at National Arts Festival in Grahamstown at the Monastery with “Wildcard Comedy.”
Performed on the Live @ 5 on 5fm.
Performed in Johannesburg at the Comedy Underground @ Cool Runnings Melville, Parker’s Comedy & Jive @ Monte Casino, Carnival City and Emperor’s Palace, Wish in Melville, Tings ‘n Times in Pretoria, and Bubba J’s in Boksburg.
Performed the new year’s eve show at Parker’s Comedy Club @ Monte Casino with Joe Parker, Al Prodgers and Darren Maule.
Performed in “Gemengde Vrugte: Afrikaans stand-up komdie” at The Stage in Belville, Ou Meul Teater in Paarl, Die Skuur Teater in Hermanus.
Performed various times all over Cape Town: Zula Bar, Purple Turtle, Ragazzi Aperitivo, Armchair Theatre, Chilli Bar, Pakololo, Bunker Bar as well as various other venues.
Support Act at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club.
Performed on Live @ Parker’s on Comedy Central with Barry Hilton.
Winner of the Cape Town Graca Comedy Showdown 2012.
Performed at the CT Nandos Comedy Festival @ The Artscape Opera House.
Peformed at Blacks Only, 27 July 2013.
Performed in Cape Comedy at the National Arts Festival 2013.
Nominee for the Comics Choice Awards 2013 in the Savanna Newcomer Category.
Various corporate events such as formals of UCT residences and a UNISEF charity event.
Peter is the winner of the 2010 Graca Comedy Showdown, has performed at the prestegious Nandos International Comedy Festival.
His slant towards non traditional forms of comedy makes him an interesting watch.
What People have said about Peter:
“Never heard of him, but I love him” – Dave Chapelle
“Categorically and ridiculously humorous “ Pres. J. Zuma
“I wouldn’t kick him out of bed” – Kim Engelbrecht
“GgggNNNrrrrrrrrrr” – Chewbakka
- Pick of the Week, Farmers Weekly (January, 2008)
- Most delicious, Barry Ronge (August, 2007)
- Nominee, Tweeter of the Year, The Procrastinators Journal Wellington(2010)
- Best New Face, The friend of Current Girlfriend (2009)
- Various Facebook pictures
- as a re-tweet in various tweets
- bi-annually at a strip club
A quote from Peter Himself.
I am an acquired taste…which makes me very popular with tasteless audiences.
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.
It is not difficult to see why Dalin Oliver has performed at all the comedy hotspots in Cape Town since his breakout performance on November 26 2010. The 22 year old, who hails from the suburb of Retreat and current History Honours student at UCT, has garnered many fans with his intelligent, judgmental, yet truthful, brand of comedy.
Dalin comes from a diverse background – he was educated at South Peninsula High and then matriculated from Wynberg Boys’ High. This has allowed him to grasp different accents and anecdotes that make his comedy witty, yet sleek at the same time. The part-time cricket coach and full time student is the type of guy you would want around your braai on the weekend, however his banter on stage reveals much more than that. Having performed under headline acts such as Stuart Taylor, Kurt Schoonraad and Shimmy Isaacs, the young comic has had crowds at Zula bar, Jou Ma Se Comedy Club and the Purple Turtle writhing in laughter. The self acclaimed Vin Diesel look alike embraces his coloured identity and reveals the highs and lows that make South African society so fascinating. Blessed with a receding hairline that mirrors certain coves along the West coast, Dalin has managed to incorporate the hardships that men go through in order to satisfy their female counterparts in many of his jokes. Despite having a peculiar shaped nose, which makes him look part Jewish, the comic describes himself as an awkwardly good-looking man.
Dalin has had a rather successful start to his comedy career as he was the runner-up of Heart 104.9’s: Cape Town Next Comic in March 2011. He then featured on the line-up of Intimate Comedy Sessions at On Broadway alongside, and under the guidance of, Stuart Taylor in June 2011. Thereafter, he was fortunate enough to perform at two shows at the prestigious Vodacom Funny Festival. He then finished the month of July off by featuring on the line-up of the Vodacom Funny Festival Community Road show.
This kid’s going to go far, like further than Beaufort West bru, however, you can be the judge of that, when you catch him around Cape Town at various venues.
Iconic Lounge above Mexican on Long, 158 Long Street
7pm: If you would like to eat. Food menus is great Mexican snacks
8pm: Comedy starts SHARP (not 8pm, Capetonian time or 8pm African time. 8pm SHARP)
R70 at the door