South African comedy legends Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Joey Rasdien, Stuart Taylor, and Tumi Morake will perform at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on 13 October 2018.
DJ Ready D will also join them for The Big 5 Comedy 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.”
The show was founded in 2016 and has since then grown. “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.
A unique perspective
Taylor says that whenever he 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,” he adds. Tickets are available for purchase at www.computicket.com or from any Computicket outlet such as Shoprite and Checkers Moneymarkets.