Listings of Stand Up Comedy Gigs all over Cape Town

For those of you in the Cape. Check out the current line-up of comedy gigs all round town. Comedy in Cape Town is currently busier than it has been in the past 6-7 years with new shows popping up all over the peninsula. Monday Nights still see's Zulas running with a range of the top … Continue reading Listings of Stand Up Comedy Gigs all over Cape Town

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I say comedy, you immediately think of chocolates, cellular networks and insurance right?

I get asked a lot when my next gigs are?  Not saying that folks want to watch me, they may just be looking for a chance to avoid my performances. Like I say.  Folks ask questions.  Call me old school, but I truly hate seeing comedy being branded and sold as an event. "Hey Martin, … Continue reading I say comedy, you immediately think of chocolates, cellular networks and insurance right?

Cape Town is currently running stand up comedy nights all through the week.

Wow.  How times change. A couple of months ago, there was basically nothing in Cape Town.  A cool enough gig in town on a Monday, and that was about it. Now we are seeing a rising rush of comedy all over the greater cape.  This is good.  Very good. Not because the comedy is per … Continue reading Cape Town is currently running stand up comedy nights all through the week.

Stand Up Comedy criticism in South Africa is a very good thing.

Comics are lazy.  its a fact.  The ones who aren't lazy, are either hyper talented, or really boring people who insist on pushing their material and ideas on a live crowd. The only thing lazier than comedians seems to be journalists who write about it.  There are a few reviewers for the mainstream press who … Continue reading Stand Up Comedy criticism in South Africa is a very good thing.

Just out of hospital. No joy. ANOTHER 4 WEEKS MINIMUM

Well that was fun.  Ive just got out of the outpatients at the New Somerset Hospital.  Ironically the only thing new there is the new strains of TB being cultivated by the dying there daily. I was very much looking forward to getting my ex-fix removed.  Alas no. Nothing wrong with my leg, just not … Continue reading Just out of hospital. No joy. ANOTHER 4 WEEKS MINIMUM

Rollins Rollins Rollins, Rawhide: “American singer-songwriter, raconteur, stand-up comedian, spoken word artist, writer, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist”

Henry Rollins, American singer-songwriter, raconteur, stand-up comedian, spoken word artist, writer, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist. All round good guy and built like he beats bears for money.  Will be touring South Africa shortly. Tickets for his spoken word tour are on sale here for R287.50  Not R290  no.  R287.50 I've not seen him … Continue reading Rollins Rollins Rollins, Rawhide: “American singer-songwriter, raconteur, stand-up comedian, spoken word artist, writer, publisher, actor, radio DJ, and activist”

Did I break my funny bone along with my tibia and fibula?

Its been over three months since my accident.  Three months of feeling sorry for myself and not exactly getting much done. I recently starting doing a few stand-up gigs again.  But I will admit to being neither funny, nor motivated. The South African comedy scene is fairly fractures (scuse the pun) and the distances involved … Continue reading Did I break my funny bone along with my tibia and fibula?