AFTER a hiatus during last year’s renovations, South African funnyman Alan Committie returns to Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay for his annual festive season comedy show. The Lying King: The Circle Of Laugh runs from December 11 till January 25, 2020.
Once again, Committie will take a slightly skewed look at events from the past year, outline the comically bizarre possibilities for the next 12 months, and try to make audiences laugh their way through the eye-popping confusion of modern day living.
We live in a world that thrives on mistruths, fake news, white lies and “mild inconsistencies” – and that’s just on your first date; wait till you really get to know each other! Despite our best efforts to fight it, we have all become Lying Kings in our own little ways; Committie is here to unpack all the hilarious collatoral damage that we have to encounter.
In this new solo show, Committie will talk about intermittent fasting, Heidi en Klara and other ’80s TV deceits, the frustration of autocorrect, the lure of of the finger biscuit, and the spectacle of wearing glasses. Committie is renowned for his witty and high energy material, and combined with his madcap physicality and clean content, this makes for an ideal year-end break from all the stresses and messes of December and January.
Bring your youngsters, bring your aged and even bring your foreign visitors (there’re only so many times you can take them to the Waterfront) and come have a riotious laugh and a gleeful giggle. Plus, if you’re lucky, Committie will perform the entire opening sequence of The Lion King by himself playing all the animals except for the Kwagga (for legal reasons)…
Tickets: R120 – R220
Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay
Dates: December 11, 2019 till January 25, 2020
Bookings: Computicket or 021 438 3301
- New Years Eve performance includes bubbles, snack, a later start and the best belly laughs of 2019
PHOTO CREDIT: JESSE KRAMER