The annual and favourite comedy variety show in Cape Town, The Vodacom Funny Festival is back again for the 8th time and running from June 11 to July 8th 2012 at the Baxter Theatre, showcasing local and international acts.
The brilliant Alan Committee, a leading South African stand-up comic, actor, writer and all-round entertainer, will return as master of ceremonies for the show, introducing the various acts which include local performances by Kurt Schoonraad, Piet Potgieter , Carl Wastie and Kagiso Mokgadi.
There will be some returning and some new international acts this year by a host of comedians from across the world, including the New Zeal UK and Japan.
This award winning Japanese duo, dubbed ‘Kings of Silent comedy’ performs a variety of sketches, including mimes and physical comedy, appearing in first rate comedy shows and television.
Known for his energetic, punchy commentary, British Imran Yusuf was inspired by his diverse, multicultural background.
His satirical and contemporary performances led him to be nominated for Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010.
From the UK, with Armenian heritage, Kev Orkian writes and develops routines to incorporate music, translates his comedy through music, singing and acting. Thought to be the best ‘musical comedian’, Kev has toured the world, receiving accolades in both comedy and music.
The Boy with Tape on His Mouth
Returning to SA, the peculiar Boy with Tape on His Mouth has a simple, clever and charming humour that is playful and absolutely hilarious.
Another ‘Silent Comedian,’ his routine transcends cultural and language barriers and is cheerful and child-like.
The Vodacom Funny Festival tickets are R140pp and are available through computicket. The show runs for just under 3 hours and is not suitable for children under the age of 18.