Schalk Bezuidenhout (Photo: Instagram/Schalk Bezuidenhout)
Johannesburg – Local comic Schalk Bezuidenhout will be
taking his comedy to the world, making his international festival debut at the
Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland.
The festival is mainland Europe’s largest celebration of
comedy, taking place this year from 30 November to 4 December. Schalk is set to
take to the stage twice, with his first performnace being on 2 December and the
second on 3 December as part of the Trending Comics International Gala.
Speaking about the exciting opportunity Schalk said in a
press statement: “It’s one of the world’s best festivals so I am delighted to
be able to share the stage with fellow comedians that I admire.”
The star also explained his process when it comes to working
on new material. “If something is funny, it’s funny and it translates to global
audiences. South African comedy is in a very, very good place right now and
will continue to grow to a point that we can’t imagine.”