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Deep Fried Man strips down for new Comedy Central ad

2014-08-22 03:00
Johannesburg - Singing comedian Deep Fried Man is putting his immortal soul in jeopardy by starring in a lighthearted new Comedy Central commercial lampooning the Bible, wearing only his birthday suit, a couple of strategically placed fig leaves and his trusty guitar.

Deep Fried Man (a.k.a Daniel Friedman) shot the commercial to promote his role in the upcoming comedy special Comedy Central Presents Divine Live at the Lyric on 12 and 13 September 2014. Set in an Africanised Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve sees Deep Fried Man playing "Adam" alongside a very modern interpretation of the role of temptress, Eve, played by Joy Motsoane.

"Religion is as hot a topic today as it has been for two thousand years. By focusing our next comedy special on this subject, we hope to shine a new light on an old, old topic while exposing the comedic gems hidden in the topics of religion, faith and belief," says Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central Africa.
Talking about the inspiration for the promo, Deep Fried Man said, "John Vlismas had the initial idea of making the 'apple' in the story of Adam and Eve an iPad instead of a piece of fruit. I just took it and ran with it. The idea of the roles being reversed so that Adam is the one doing the tempting was my own addition. In both the Apple iPad representing the 'apple of knowledge' and in the reversed gender roles it was meant as a modernised version of the story of Adam and Eve."

Adam and Eve is the first in a series of promos that reinterpret religious ideas and concepts from across the religious divide.  Future promos will include Casper de Vries as a lonely aetheist, while Gareth Cliff is polishing up his halo to make his TV debut as The Messiah in a later version.

Tickets for Comedy Central Presents Divine Live at the Lyric are on sale now at Computicket and the Lyric Theatre Box Office, priced from R205 (R195 for early bird, group bookings, pensioners and students).

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