More comedy for Movember

2017-10-22 08:31

Johannesburg - This week the Movember Foundation threw a little comedy night and dinner to thank their sponsors and friends.

The foundation was established to highlight the dangers of prostate and testicular cancer, and emphasised men’s mental health.

It is no secret that the rate of men’s abuse of women and children has reached horrific heights this year. An organisation by men, for men, that seeks to tackle this scourge is not a bad idea.

Montecasino hosted the Parkers Comedy & Jive on Tuesday evening with the popular Robbie Collins running the show.

Collins boasted about having been the opening act for Trevor Noah for seven years. He then took a swipe at the demographics of the room, saying, “The last time I saw this many white persons I was in a Dis-Chem.”

The audience, it seemed, had balls to stomach the flood of comedy salvos on just about any topic and nothing was off limits.

Collins brought out Schalk Bezuidenhout, Dillan Oliphant and Loyiso Madinga, all of whom did a really good job at supplying some good laughs. Parkers treated their guests to some free pizza. While it would’ve been nice to actually choose the flavour, you don’t always get what you want.

Overall, the small gathering of journos and corporate types seemed to enjoy the distraction from the busy week.

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