WHO would believe you would be able to spot the Big 5 in the Mother City herself? No one – and they would be right.
But you do have the chance to see the Big 5 comedy legends live in Cape Town this Saturday, October 13, as Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Joey Radian (pictured above), Stuart Taylor and Tumi Morale (below) all take to the stage (uncaged) at the Grand Arena (Grand West Casino and Entertainment World).
DJ Ready D will join them for the show that founder and comedian Stuart Taylor says “is as rare spotting the Big 5 itself”. He explains: “Seeing a lineup of comics of this calibre performing together is extraordinary, and is also made up of comics with diverse performance styles – ensuring that there is truly something for everyone.”
Since it was founded in 2016, the show has grown in leaps and bounds. “For the event in October, you don’t only get five big names on one big stage, but we’re also creating an experience second to none. A beautiful set, an award-winning lighting designer and an award-winning DJ all work together to create a show that is world class and uniquely South African,” states Taylor.
Whenever Taylor performs outside of SA, audiences always comment that South African comics tend to have a unique perspective on the world. “SA comedy is seen as a new, interesting alternative option to American and British humour,” he says.
“I started toying with the idea to showcase our uniquely SA comedic style in the rest of the world, but would need to trial the concept first in SA. I gave it a lot of thought and started thinking about the comics I’d want to work with. The name ‘Big 5’ popped up as a uniquely African concept that is known around the world, and has very positive connotations. The rest, as they say, is history.”
The Big 5 Comedy Show is proudly supported by Comedy Central Africa and Heart FM.
Tickets from R180 to R300 are available at Computicket or from any Computicket outlet such as Shoprite and Checkers Moneymarkets. Doors open at 7pm and the show, rated PG16, begins at 8pm.
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