Certainly the cutest thing I’ve ever rode.

Moonlight Mass takes place this sunday.  For those of you haven't been on one before,  then I suggest you come along. Bring a helmet and make sure you have a light. See you Sunday. Oh and you can bring your bike in or out on the myciti bus.

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Biffy Clyro at Ramfest 2014

I think I have been to pretty much every festival in South Africa over the past few years. Stand up comedy has fast cemented itself into the framework of the bigger music festivals. Quite often we are doing the festivals for ulterior motives.  As in we the comics enjoy them too.  So why not at … Continue reading Biffy Clyro at Ramfest 2014

Three years today since I crashed that bloody scooter. Seems apt that I am leaving on an new adventure today.

Happy days people.  Happy days.I am leaving Cape Town later today. Fly up to Johannesburg where I will do three nights at the Pop Art, before flying to London on Monday.Been trying to do a bit of homework and see where I can go, what I can catch, what comedy etc will I see.  I … Continue reading Three years today since I crashed that bloody scooter. Seems apt that I am leaving on an new adventure today.

This is basically an “open letter” to you all, pleading for your support.

I see a lot of these “open letters” out there these days. I often wonder what the purpose of them are. I think the time has come for me to try it. Why now? Because frankly this is all becoming unsustainable. I am going to break down my career for you. This is by no … Continue reading This is basically an “open letter” to you all, pleading for your support.

New year, new show, new ideas, new loves, new desires, new directions Old Martin revived.

Every year around this time I get the same sensation of panic.  It is that feeling that suggests that you have not prepared.  You aren't ready. You have missed out.  The reason is simple. The National Arts Festival does its bookings for the upcoming year fairly early. So whilst they are asking me what the … Continue reading New year, new show, new ideas, new loves, new desires, new directions Old Martin revived.

#FBPK in Joburg. @POPArtJHB 17,18,19 January. My last shows before I leave for a bit.

   Hello folks.I haven't taken my show to Johannesburg as yet.  But this all changes next week.Please come and join me for some of the final perfomances of #FBPK "Full Body Poes Klap", before I head over overseas and write a new show.  I have included a bit of the press for it from a few … Continue reading #FBPK in Joburg. @POPArtJHB 17,18,19 January. My last shows before I leave for a bit.

The Rob Van Vuuren Blog

Dear Jacob
How’s it hanging?
Im guessing rarely.
I hope that’s not too forward. Calling you Jacob. It’s just, I feel like you get me.

It’s like I know you’ve got my back you know?
Anyways, I need your help.
I don’t know what to do. I heard what you said about black people trying to be like white people by having dogs as pets and how that’s not cool and I’m worried man.
You see my daughter is black, or kind of light black I guess. Or a very dark white. I don’t know, something like that, its hard for me to figure out in this post-colonial maze of classification. I guess according to the old school Apartheid classification you seem so fond of she’s kind of a browny coloured coloured. I prefer to think of her as golden brown but that’s neither here nor there. What’s important is…

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Catch “Pants On Fire” at the Klein Libertas Theatre 25 August

www.kleinlibertas.co.za

Happy to announce that we are doing our first "Pants On Fire" since our Standard Bank Ovation Award winning run at the National Arts Festival.

We will announce the line up shortly, but its fair to say that it is going to be a cracking night. See you there Stellenbosch.  I cannot wait for this one.

maybe just check out their website in the meantime and let them know if you want to reserve your tickets.






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Sometimes. Just sometimes I think people don’t get me.

Rants with Pants

I cannot even remember when Pumpkin Patch ran from.  Sometime from the mid 80’s till god knows when.

It had a catchy wee tune and was shown at a time in the country when there was no other channels…no other choice.

Pumpkin Patch, ho ho ho, Pumpkin Patch
Let’s all go to Pumpkin Patch (woof-woof)
Pumpkin Patch, ho ho ho, Pumpkin Patch
everyday we plaaaaaaaaaay
in pumpkin paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch

Freckles and Speckles will sing a little song
Woofles goes woof-woof-woof and sings along…

Pumpkins are tasty and very good to eat ha…
Pumpkin pie is such a treat!!
Pumpkin Patch ..ho ho ho … pumpkin patch!!

I watched a clip of it the other day on youtube and was quite shocked at the show.

Here was a kids program that seemed to defy the then governments attitude to so many things in South Africa.

If you were to do a wee…

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