comedy

On: Dillan Oliphant

That great orator of our time, Lil Wayne, famously said that “real Gs move in silence like lasagne”. You’d be forgiven for thinking he was talking about the new stand-up comedian Dillan Oliphant, who is so quiet, you would never think he kills on stage, writes Helen Herimbi. Dillan Oliphant...
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On: Riaad Moosa

“I love comedy,” Riaad Moosa tells me before he sighs heavily, “but I have a major guilt complex about not doing medicine as my [main] profession. My mom is a GP and very passionate about medicine and the country moving forward. I would love to do comedy and medicine and...
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On: Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is not in a laughing mood when he picks up the phone from his London home. Presented by Real Concerts and Comedy Central, the actor and stand-up comedian will bring his brand of comedy to Joburg then Cape Town at the end of this month. But when I...
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On: Lihle Lindzy Msimang

At first glance, Lihle Lindzy Msimang seems like an anomaly. Sure, she’s not the only woman kicking butt and taking names on stand-up comedy stages all over the country, but she is also at the forefront of the burgeoning Christian comedy community. A strange subculture to have within stand-up comedy...
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On: Trevor Noah

Back in SA for a sold-out tour, Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Trevor Noah spoke to Helen Herimbi about roasts, racism and refusing to relocate. Trevor Noah is bigger than the last time I saw him. Not in the sense of his fame (which has skyrocketed) or his perceived arrogance. The...
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On: Finesse Mitchell

The annual Nando’s Comedy Festival crossed the road and kicked off the nationwide fest in Durban last night. With the likes of Mitch Fatel, Brian Haner, Christina Pazsitsky as well as David Kau and Finesse Mitchell as hosts on the bill, this is going to be a month of laughs....
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On: Angel Campey

By Helen Herimbi WHAT’S in a name? For Cape Town comedienne Angel Blythe Campey, the answer is: a punchline. If you’ve ever seen her perform, you’ve heard Campey introduce herself and with a goofy smile and roll of the eyes explain that naming your child Angel is like setting them on a path to becoming a...
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On: Donovan Goliath

You don’t have to be a comedian to successfully make fun of Donovan David Goliath. His name is, well, David Goliath. However, that silly punchline gets pretty tired pretty soon, or at least until you see the up-and-coming stand-up comedian on stage. You don’t need to make fun of him....
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On: Joe Parker

The nominees for the second annual Comic’s Choice Awards were announced last week. Helen Herimbi spoke to Lifetime Achievement honouree, Joe Parker. They are one of the most unique awards around. In the Comic’s Choice Awards, which will take place early next month, professional South African comedians (who have at...
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On: Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins has more slashes behind his name than the wrists of someone attempting suicide with a blunt razor. He’s been a musician, an author, activist, publisher, actor, journalist and more. But he’s probably best known as the man who is able to stand on stage for hours, talk about...
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