IF you are worried about how to best celebrate the arrival of Spring in the Mother City early in September, the answer is simple: Moenie!!
Laughter is the best medicine and a cure for everything from the annoying winter flu to the cold weather blues, and when it comes to comedy, it does not get any better than the hilarious Shimmy Isaacs.
Shimmy is back with her fifth one-woman stand-up comedy production, Moenie!!, which will be presented at the popular Cape Town Comedy Club at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Monday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 4.
The show compares Shimmy’s life before and after stardom in relation to her friends, family and fans. She has learned that fame comes at a price – like posing for pics in 45-degree heat, even if the “aunty doesn’t know how to work her camera phone”. But famous or not, one still has to deal with family – like meeting your brother’s new girlfriend, trying to explain the importance of living a sober, carb- and secret-free life and so much more. Moenie!! Introduces characters that are cleverly portrayed through physical comedy and impersonations, with Shimmy’s style of presentation making them instantly recognisable.
Originally from Worcester, Shimmy has performed on prestigious stages in New York, London, Amsterdam and Scotland. Now is your opportunity to see this comedy icon live in action.
Tickets are R150 through Computicket. Dinner (not included in the ticket price) is available from 6pm and Shimmy will be on stage from 8.30pm.
Cape Town Comedy Club is at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront). For more information, go to www.capetowncomedy.com