On Saturday I was smart enough to attend the Nandos Cape Town Comedy Festival at the Artscape Theatre.
I contemplated not going for a minute because a) my weekend was insanely busy and b) entrance was R200. Now prior to this weekend, I had never been to the Nandos comedy festival so I was not entirely sure if it was worth it. Then I considered the fact that Pablo Francisco was going and needless to say the decision to attend was made for me.
Pablo for those of you who don’t know is without a doubt one of the craziest and funniest comedians alive today. He is an off-the-wall, animated character that points out the absurdity of our illogical, pop-culture obsessed world by weaving together an arsenal of characters in spontaneous outbursts that has to be seen to be believed.
The show was hosted by Michael Loftus. Mike was an unbelievably good MCand set the tone for what was without a doubt the funniest Comedy Festival in Cape Town.
Two of South Africa’s own Loyiso Ngola and Ndumiso Lindi were also on stage and these boys held their own against all the well known international acts. Ndumiso (who personally stood out for me because had me on the floor in tears of laughter at one point) has observations of everyday life in South Africa and on the diversity of South African cultures that is unbelivably entertaining.
As for the International comedians who graced the stage, these guys did not disappoint. There was Dan Cummins whose dark and absurd observations about the world make for some interesting comedy. Living up to his name of being – Crazy With A Capital F!
Lastly there was Greg Behrendt who is considered a brilliant lifelong comedian who accidentally became the best selling co author of – He’s Just Not That Into You.
If you missed the festival this time, put it down in your diary for 2012. The Nandos Cape Town Comedy Festival is without a doubt one of the funniest shows in Africa! (Worth the R200 +)
I am definitely putting it on my calendar of Annual Must See Events ….. right next to the Hip Hop Indaba!
Pablo truly is funny the others just as brilliant, I saw his interview on Espresso and wished i could see the show.I think I should start making plans to go out more. haven’t been out in a while. Thanks for all your blogs it’s truly fun to read.
I agree what a night! Good Show Awesome laughs! International guys were great, but I’d have to say, Well Done SA you were my favourite! Ndumiso Lindi is my new al time favourite for sure!
There is just something about hearing your own culture/country’s jokes.. so much funnier than any internation joke… must be the truth factor.. we laugh more at things we relate to and know as true from experience.
See you next year Nando’s!