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We chat to comedian Nik Rabinowitz about April Fool’s, his new show and Trevor Noah

2015-04-01 15:00

Cape Town – As South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz prepares to take his hilarious new show "What the EFF?" to the KKNK, we had a quick chat with him.

Check it out here:

Are you planning any April Fool`s pranks?

On this April Fool’s day of 2015, now that my young sons have learned to speak (kind of), I will finally teach them the art of the trick phone call. I expect it will be a moving and powerful experience for us all.

What the Eff? sold out at the Baxter recently, what was the feedback like so far?

It's hard to tell, but I like to think that the number of seats sold tells a story. If you start your show with a full house and on your last night it's just one guy, and he's the theatre cleaner taking a nap - you got your feedback right there. Thankfully the theatre was packed with people who seemed mostly awake.

What can KKNK audiences expect?

Intrigue... Drama... Passion... Suspense... Exhilarating highs and treacherous lows (maybe just the meds talking)… followed by a public lynching.

What was the most absurd thing you read in the news recently?

That a South African comedian is going to replace John Stewart as the President of America. The drama around Trevor Noah’s past tweets is even more absurd. For example he’s been accused of being an anti-semite and a misogynist (amongst other things)!
Personally I think this is impossible, just because Trevor is so many things, which means he sort of has the leeway to joke about all of those things. He’s Swedish and Xhosa and black and white and probably also Jewish somehow and who knows, maybe he’s even part woman. Look at his face. Think about it! He is our multi-lingual, bi-racial, post-apartheid golden boy. And we are proud of him! And if those Americans think we will stand idly by while they insult our perfect, perfectly dimpled son, they must think again. Make no mistake America, WE WILL TROLL YOU!!

Catch Nik's show "What the EFF?" at KKNK from 5 – 8 April at the Rembrandt Hall in Oudtshoorn. Tickets cost R120 at Computicket.

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