Let’s kick off with a reminder about Schalkie, Schalk Bezuidenhout’s pending stand-up at Hatfield’s Encore Theatre on 28 June 2019. The man is hilarious and has that rare ability to avoid offending almost anyone – or at least offends everyone equally – for great laughs.
Schalkie will be an English one man show, and those in the know are already snapping up tickets. For a guy who only started his performances in 2011, Bezuidenhout has found a dedicated following, for good reason. Highly energetic and always comic to the extreme, Bezuidenhout’s appearance in a few days’ time shouldn’t be missed.
Not to be outdone, the Atterbury Theater will host Thapelo Tips’ “An Evening with Shampoonaiza” on 8 July 2019. At R200pp, this will be a smashing evening out that’s sure to tickle your funny bone. Rolling on into 2019, the same venue hosts the Tips & Friends Comedy Nites too. On 5 August 2019, Thapelo “the Shampoonaiza” Tips will host a special event showcasing South Africa’s female comedians. Specifically, Lihle Msimang and Tumi Morake will grace the stage, and tickets are already hot on that one.
So gepraat van Schalk Bezuidenhout, he is so enamoured with the Atterbury that he’s going to record his “Lewendig” show here on 14 August 2019. Watch this space for details, and be sure to book if you want the chance to be immortalised on film forever more! This venue will also begin a run of “Defending the Caveman” from 2 September 2019 onwards.
Other comedy events not to be missed include the very same Shampoonaisa Comedy Show at the State’s Rendezvous Theater (in case you miss it at the Atterbury). Although only scheduled again for 27 July 2019, these events have become a Pretoria staple and a feather in the State Theater’s cap. Although billed as monthly gatherings, June has clearly been skipped as the previous show was in late May. Definitely worth a visit, tickets are typically R200 for a fantastically refreshing evening out.
The Comedy Society in Edmund Street is always humming, and regular laugh fests are staple fare here. It’s always best to buzz the organisers on 083 348 0989 to keep up on the latest planned events.
Die Blou Hond gets a mention here, as all listed avenues for comms failed to work before publishing. Voorspoed knocking on their door to find out what’s happening, but it’s worth enquiring as the venue has hosted some sterling hilarity. Although a little (remote) user unfriendly, their gigs are typically hilarious and always worth attending.