JIMMY CARR in South Africa in March 2014

Good news South Africa, Jimmy Carr is coming back to South Africa in March 2014 and this time he is playing Durban too. With a month to go to the shows, don’t forget to get your tickets to his Gagging Order tour to South Africa, brought to you by Comedy Central Africa and East Coast Radio.

Following another stellar year for Jimmy, which saw him host 10 O’Clock Live, two new series of 8 Out Of 10 Cats and record his eighth live stand-up DVD, Laughing and Joking (released in the UK in November), Jimmy returns to South Africa with his brand new tour, Gagging Order.

Having now played to over 1.5 million people on his live tours Jimmy knows a thing or two about making people laugh.

“Gagging Order” promises to be an hilarious night out…let’s see shall we.

The show will be packed with one-liners, stories & jokes. Some clever, some rude & a few totally unacceptable. Everybody’s welcome. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency & moral compass at home & come on out for a laugh. Jimmy has sold over a million DVDs & hosted countless TV shows but live comedy is what he does best, come and see for yourself. Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Over the past 10 years, Jimmy has deservedly earned his place amongst the very best of British comics. His stand-up achievements to date include a British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand Up Tour, a Loaded LAFTA Award for Best Stand-Up and a Perrier Award nomination. Jimmy’s new tour, Gagging Order is a chance to catch this award-winning comedian at his near-the-knuckle best. Tickets available from 25 September at Computicket
Venue: The Big Top Arena, Carnival City, Johannesburg
Date: Saturday 29 March 2014
Tickets: R441 to R743 at Computicket

Venue: The Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, 1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood Cape Town
Date: Sunday 30 March 2014
Tickets: R371 to R743 at Computicket

Venue: ICC Durban
Date: Monday 31 March 2014
Tickets: R371 to R743 at Computicket

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CTL winners enjoy Bling-Bling Tour show | Cape Town Lately

Cape Town Lately competition winners Bernice Harman and Adrian Phipps had a blast at the Bling-Bling Comedy Tour show at GrandWest on Friday night.

Bernice Harman and Adrian Phipps won a pair of tickets to the Bling-Bling Comedy Tour via Cape Town Lately’s Facebook competition.

Here’s what they had to saw after the show.

Bernice Harman:


‘If you love comedy and you love South African culture, you’d love the show! The Bling-Bling Tour show was an entertaining evening with celebrities in the audience.

‘David Kau rocked the stage. He’s now in my list of top ten favourite performers as he had a great stage presence. I Thoroughly enjoyed Jason Goliath as his confidence keeps your eyes glued on him, listening to his every word. Skhumba’s act was excellent too.

‘Kudos to all the comedians for entertaining us with the intricate details of our politics, which borders on being ludicrous at times!

‘And special thanks to Cape Town Lately for the great evening. I’m a big fan. If you love Cape Town, you have to check them out.’

Adrian Phipps:


‘I was genuinely amped to hear I had won tickets to the Bling-Bling Tour show as I have heard only good things about in the media and I was not disappointed at all. The show exceeded my expectations and the line-up was world class as it included good mix of established comedians with some up-and-comers.

My favorite act was Conrad Koch and Chester Missing. This oke has his finger on the pulse of South African politics and has no qualms about laying the truth out there. His quick-fire form of comedy is also something I enjoy.

A special shout-out to David Kau as the host as this dude has grown from a junior shock-type comedian to a rock solid mainstay of South African comedy. I’ call him the black Barry Hilton. On Friday night, he was definitely in his element running the show.

‘I would like to thank Cape Town Lately for the opportunity and hope they stay committed to all things Cape Town. It’s great to see people who are as passionate about this lovely city as I am.’

The prize was proudly sponsored by Triple M Entertainment.

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3 Great shows to see in Oct at Grand Arena Grand West, Comedy, Soul / R&B, Rock all in next 4 weeks

Blacks Only Comedy Show – The Bling-Bling Tour Grand Arena Grand West 4 OCT

Blacks Only Comedy Show – The Bling-Bling Tour

This October The Blacks Only Comedy Show will take South Africa by storm, with the Bling-Bling Tour.

Expect the sound of light hitting elaborate amounts of silver, platinum and diamonds to leave a city near you in stitches.

Starting off on 04th October at The Grand Arena, Grand West Casino in Cape Town moving on to

The Boardwalk in P.E on 05th October

Then jetting back home to the City of Gold on the 12th October at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City.

Always known for bringing up and coming comedians to the forefront of SA comedy, each week an announcement of the newest comedians on The Blacks Only Comedy Show line-up will be made. The line-up will include:

David Kau will once again reprise his role as MC for the tour, Nine years ago David hosted his first Blacks Only Comedy Show, today this is one of the more popular events on South Africa’s social calendar.

Marc Lottering, Joining The Blacks Only line-up direct from Strictly Come Dancing South Africa, is one of South Africa’s top comedians. He has been in the funny business for 13 years and continues to keep audiences in stitches across the country.

Chester Missing/Conrad Koch: As a political analyst come weekly columnist for award winning news site ZA News – Mr Chester Missing has broken new ground with his outrageous, hard-hitting, funny and frank interviews with South Africa’s political elite. The interviewees including Gwede Mantashe, Zwelinzima Vavi, Helen Zille, Mosiuoa Lekota, Blade Nzimande, Patricia De Lille, Bantu Holomisa and others

Tumi Morake by far the funniest female comedian in the country and will be on stage at the Blacks Only Bling Bling tour direct from her debut at The Edinburgh Festival.

Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the South African Comedy scene since the late nineties. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians and ensured that audiences are left in stitches wherever he goes.

Don’t miss out on seeing the flashy Bling-Bling tour this October!

04 October – Cape Town – Grand Arena, Grand West Casino with Marc Lottering, Chester Missing, Jason Goliath, Skhumba, KG, Thapelo ‘Tips’ Shampoo and Tumi Morake

05 October – Port Elizabeth – The Boardwalk Casino with Marc Lottering, Skhumba, Jason Goliath, Thapelo ‘Tips’ Shampoo, Tumi Morake and Chris Forrest.

12 October – Johannesburg – The Big Top Arena at Carnival City with Marc Lottering, Chester Missing, Isaac Gampu, Sifiso Nene, Tumi Morake and Lazarus Jacobs (Namibia).

Tickets start at R186 and can be bought at Computicket!

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South African comedy legend returns to the big screen this November

Johannesburg, 9 July 2013; SA’s favourite prankster, Leon Schuster, together with Producer Andre Scholtz and Director Gray Hofmeyr have announced that principal photography on their latest top-secret cinematic outing, Schuks! Your Country Needs You, has wrapped.

A side-splitting candid camera comedy, Schuks! Your Country Needs You co-stars long-time Schuster collaborator Alfred ‘Shorty’ Ntombela, stage and screen comic Rob van Vuuren as well as newcomer Laré Birk and is due to hit cinemas nationwide on Friday 29 November 2013.

Returning to his hidden camera formula for the first time since the box-office smash-hit Schuks Tshabalala, Schuster is sure that Schuks! Your Country Needs You will resonate with the South African audiences. “I am especially excited to deliver some much-needed laughter to South African audiences,” he says. “We’re about as culturally diverse as a country can be, but we all share a common sense of humour – and if making people laugh means I need to get ‘klapped’ a few times, it’s worth it!” he says.

Gray Hofmeyr helms the production as Director and co-writer for this 8th Schuster film. “I am thrilled to be working with Leon and Andre again on Schuks! Your Country Needs You. Although audiences are familiar with the laugh-a-minute format of past prank-filled Schuster films, we can guarantee that this one has more, bigger and better pranks than we ever dared pull off before!”

Iconic South African Film Producer Andre Scholtz takes the helm of the production, having worked with Schuster on such legendary films as You Must Be Joking!, Panic Mechanic, Sweet ‘n Short and Oh Schuks…I’m Gatvol. Scholtz says that Schuks! Your Country Needs You sees Schuster returning to his roots as South Africa’s foremost prankster and funny-guy. “Families will be rolling in the aisles as Leon, Rob, Alfie and Lare (and their unsuspecting targets) find themselves in some challenging – and hilarious – situations,” he says.

Due for release on Friday 29 November 2013, Schuks Your Country Needs You will be distributed by The Walt Disney Company Africa under the Touchstone Pictures banner.

Schuster shares the screen with Rob van Vuuren, Laré Birk and Alfie ‘Shorty’ Ntombela. (Pic: Ivan Naude, © Disney 2013)

Lefsetz Letter – Then and Now


We had to drive to the record store on Tuesday to buy the new releases.


The new releases are available at midnight on the internet.


If you didn’t get to the store early enough, the new release sold out. Or never came into the store to begin with.


Music never gets delayed in shipment and there’s an infinite supply.


Every record store had different inventory.


All internet sites have essentially the same inventory.


You’d drive from store to store searching for a catalog item.


All the catalog is available at your fingertips on the internet.


You had to go to the bookstore to get the new release.


The new release is available at midnight, usually on Tuesday, like with music everything’s available and there’s an endless supply.


You were sour grapes, saying you couldn’t get a deal and no one could buy your music.


You can make your tunes available for next to nothing via CDBaby and Tunecore. If no one buys them, the onus is on you.


You had to buy it to hear it.


Everything is available to hear for free, whether on YouTube or streaming music services like Spotify.


It was expensive to record.


It’s cheap to record.


There were three network TV channels.


There are five hundred channels and there’s always something on.


You had to catch it live.


You can get it On Demand or record it for later viewing on your DVR.


You were limited to the radio stations in your market.


You not only get terrestrial stations in your market, the entire world’s radio is available online, usually for free. And you’ve got algorithm-based services like Pandora and no ad, hand-curated radio like Sirius XM.


You had to pay a lot of money to get pristine sound.


Stereo is good and cheap.


There were skips and other defects.


The sound is pristine.


You didn’t know about the new releases unless you went to the store or religiously read the music press.


New release schedules are plentiful and free.


Your car broke down.


Your car never breaks down.


You had cathode ray TV.


You’ve got hi-def flat panel TV.


There were limited news sources.


There are seemingly unlimited news sources. You can read various opinions and make up your own mind.


Cancer was a death sentence.


More and more people survive cancer.


Everything was expensive.


Everything is cheap. And powerful. You get a hand-held computer for under $200, oftentimes free with a mobile contract.


You needed an expensive desktop computer.


You only need a tablet and a smartphone.


Your computer crashed.


Your computer doesn’t crash, at least not Macs!


Shopping was limited to your neighborhood.


A cornucopia of goods from all over the world is available at your fingertips.


Music cost a different amount at every store.


Music costs the same everywhere, and it’s cheap. You can’t charge more than your competitors because their store is just a click away.


Ignorance was hard to prove.


Google reveals facts instantly.


You were limited to the courses at your school.


You can take courses from all over the world, even the Ivys, frequently for free.


Automobiles were notorious pollution devices.


Cars put out fewer emisisons than ever and hybrids and electrics are a viable alternative.


Start-ups failed because they had no reach.


Your potential audience is the world. You can create something that changes society and makes you rich in the confines of your own home.


Talking heads had credibility on TV news.


Every field has an expert online who really knows the score, unlike the nitwit newsreaders on televsion.


You could pull the wool over the public’s eyes. George Bush’s administration could say that Iraq had WMD and there was no counterbalance of truth.


The gotcha web dig deeps and pulls out truth. If you’re a lying, cheating scumbag, everybody’s gonna know.


People only knew the two-dimensional cardboard you.


Everybody’s three-dimensional as a result of a plethora of information about them online.


You lost touch with those you grew up with.


You never lose touch with anybody you ever had contact with.


Long distance phone calls were expensive.


Long distance phone calls cost no more than local, and they can even be completely free.


Videophones were the future.


Videophones are here and free, via Skype and Facetime.


Dumb was cool.


Smart is cool.

By Bob Lefsetz


Back by popular demand! Comedy legend John Cleese returns to South Africa after the sold out success of his 2011 tour. Returning with his uniquely entertaining show ‘John Cleese Live’ on the 15th and 16th June at Feather Market, Port Elizabeth, 18th and 19th June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 21st, 22nd and 23rd June at the Teatro at Montecasino Johannesburg and 25th and 26th June at the ICC Hall 1AB Durban.

John Cleese live is Another Big Concerts Experience, presented by Algoa FM, 567 CapeTalk, Talk Radio 702, East Coast Radio and SABC3.

John Cleese

John Cleese

Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will once again bring his unique comedy perspective to audiences across South Africa. Cleese has done it all, and now it’s time for him to tell you about his jam-packed life. The show will be split into two halves. The first will be a conversation session hosted by local radio celebrity John Maytham from 567 CapeTalk, who will be chatting to John Cleese in more detail about life up to and including his Monty Python career. And, the second half will be John talking about Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda and other controversial and hilarious matters as well as answering questions from the audience.

Cleese has achieved a lot in his career, which started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio’s Dick Emery Show and then The Frost Report. After this stardom beckoned, and Monty Python was created, with Cleese co-writing and starring in four series and three films. He went on to achieve further great success as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers, which he co-wrote with his then wife Connie Booth. After huge UK success John went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda (which he wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis). The late 1990s saw the unstoppable Mr Cleese appear in the James Bond movie The World is not Enough and later Die Another Day. His latest film role was none other than the ‘The Guv’ in the popular South African film ‘Spud’. From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms,


If you didn’t manage to catch john Cleese last time, now’s your chance. For those who did… prepare to be entertained all over again with his hugely successful show ‘John Cleese Live’

Tour Itinerary

Port Elizabeth – Presented by Algoa FM and SABC3

Saturday 15th June

Sunday 16th June

Feather Market

Tickets on sale now from Computicket priced R395 – R510


Cape Town – presented by 567 CapeTalk and SABC3

Tuesday 18th June

Wednesday 19th June


Tickets on sale now from Computicket and bigconcerts.co.za priced R395  – R510


Johannesburg – presented by Talk Radio 702 and SABC3

Friday 21st June

Saturday 22nd June

Sunday 23rd June

Teatro at Montecasino

Tickets on sale now from Computicket and bigconcerts.co.za priced R380 – R510

Durban – presented by East Coast Radio and SABC3

Tuesday 25th June

Wednesday 26 June

ICC Hall 1AB Durban

Tickets on sale 13th February from Computicket priced R340 – R510

On the Couch is 10 years old this year on Heart 104.9fm

Take Tapfuma Makina and Heart 104.9FM on a Saturday morning. Add Martin Myers and someone known only as Flapper and you have On The Couch, a witty and crazy sports-themed show.

What started as merely a three-minute good idea over 10 years ago has grown into an hour of laughs, non-facts and food for thought.

Initiated by Myers and then Saturday on-air DJ the late Az Abrahams back in 2003, Heart 104.9 soon realised that there was such a thing as power in numbers, and Flapper joined the team.

On the Couch

On the Couch

Today the passionate and sports mad trio — an accountant, a music industry veteran and a music DJ — make for fun radio.

From just after 8am through to 9.am the phone lines light up and Heart listeners get to tackle the fanatical Flapper, referee Tapfuma and the ever-controversial Martin on everything from try-lines to transformation.

Tapfuma is soccer and Arsenal mad, Myers follows suit with his unashamed love of the All Blacks, whilst Flapper can’t be challenged on his cricket and golf knowledge.

Everything about On The Couch is entirely off the cuff and therein lies its spontaneity and in turn its success. With Tapfuma keeping the lines open throughout the show and a little bit of music to dilute the talk, the subject matter is relevant to the sports issues of the day — a mixture of good clean fun and addressing controversial issues.

With international sport well covered, these three wise men are hungry to expose and celebrate the best of what the country has to offer in up-and-coming talent and teams, no matter what the sport or discipline.

The trio don’t play by the rules, only because they spend more time on the bench than on the field, making On The Couch everything but formatted — instead it’s fun, entertaining and downright silly at times.

Barry Varkel for JHB comedy show on 18 Nov – worth going to see

Barry Varkel for JHB comedy show on 18 Nov - worth going to see

Barry Varkel for JHB comedy show on 18 Nov – worth going to see

Sipho Hotstix Mabuse – 3 New Backing singers.

Sipho Hotstix Mabuse - 3 New Backing singers.

Sipho Hotstix Mabuse – 3 New Backing singers.


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