Cape Town International Comedy Festival

2007-09-11 17:14
 
MAIN ARENA – Baxter Theatre
- Til 23 September 07

Reviews
“The Main Arena delivers softcore comedy your granny will love. Not to say that it doesn’t have its moments: Local act Nik Rabonowitz stormed with a set so South African he should really take it to London. Steve Best’s manic minimalism is a must-see, and MC Alistair Barrie holds it all together with ease. It’s all good, clean, harmless fun, and if that’s what you’re after you won’t be disappointed. But if you’re used to watching standup in darkened, late night bars, you might feel a bit like a smoker who’s just switched from cigars to ultimate lights."
– Chris McEvoy, Pro reviewer
“I don't remember the last time I laughed sooo much." – Lynette Martin, ticket winner
“my stomach is still sore from laughing. The show was such fun, all the comedians were seriously FUNNY!!!" – Jeanne Bam, ticket winner

DANGER ZONE – Baxter Theatre
- Until 23rd September 2007
Review
The Danger Zone isn’t that dangerous this year, unless you’re worried about dying of boredom watching Kevin Perkins rehashing his “poo is funny when it’s runny” routine, ensuring the only local act was a crushing embarrassment. After Perkins left the room so dead that even loveable MC Andre Vincent (UK) couldn’t coax it to life with knob jokes, it took a man with a cabbage on his head to save the day. Enter the wonderful Mike Wood from Canada. Following him was an easy job for Bert Kreischer with filthy cats and dogs routines – he gave the audience a pounding and they loved it. Side two didn’t include Kevin Perkins. But it did include Terry Clement who was – how you say? – Ok. Odder than he’s funny. Steve Hughes was by far the most intelligent act of the night, taking homophobia, America’s latest war and other hypocrisies and slaying them. Saying something: Now that’s really dangerous. Hughes is the only comic of the lot that I’d want to spend a full hour with in a small darkened room, so let’s hope he’ll be back with a solo show sometime.
- Jean Barker, 24.com Entertainment Editor

BEKLASH, LATE SHOW, STREET COMEDY, COMEDY SHORTS Artscape hosts an Afrikaans comedy show for an older audience, the Late Show is at the Bang Bang club in Town, and the Comedy Shorts are showing at the Labia Theatre (on Orange Street in the city).
Get details of those here

VIDEO CLIPS
Note: Clips were supplied by the comedians to the comedy festival for publicity purposes and sound and visual quality varies.

Carl Barron
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Emo Adams
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Jim Jeffries
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Laurie Elliot
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Nik Robinowitz
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Riaad Moosa
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Steve Hughs
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Svetlana
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Joe Barber
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David Newton
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Dowwe Dolla
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