CC Presents... Live at Parker's
Friday 16 August at 20:55 CAT on Comedy Central (DStv, channel 122). Inspired by stand-up show Live at Gotham, Comedy Central teamed up with Parker’s Comedy Club to produce the laugh-out-loud comedy fixture Comedy Central Presents...Live at Parker's. Seventeen episodes later and the man behind this successful joint ...
Inspired by stand-up show Live at Gotham, Comedy Central teamed up with Parker’s Comedy Club to produce the laugh-out-loud comedy fixture Comedy Central Presents...Live at Parker's. Seventeen episodes later and the man behind this successful joint venture headlines his very own episode of Live at Parker’s.
Parker, more than anyone else, has advanced stand-up comedy in South Africa over the past 15 years creating opportunity and work for comics from all cultural groups. Parker and partner Lindsay Earl opened Africa’s only comedy club - Parker’s Comedy and Jive - in Montecasino in December 2008. The club features all of South Africa’s top comics, up-and-coming comedians, and every 2 to 3 weeks, a comic from the comedy circuits of the UK, the US, Canada and Australia.
In a forty-year career, Parker has won a reputation for being earthy, provocative and innovative. Despite his cheeky defiance of all things politically correct, Parker is one of few comics to have had an episode of Dali Tambo’s hit talk show People Of The South devoted to him alone. His style of delivery is direct and to the point – best described as adult and sometimes risqué, but never crude. A fine musician to boot, he isn’t shy to pull out his guitar and treat his audience to a few rib-tickling songs. Since the start of his career in 1971, Joe has built up a large following among South African comedy fans. He has toured extensively since his first theatre venture in 1988, and has produced an impressive list of successful shows.
Parker will be accompanied on stage by Live at Parker’s top rated headliners, including Conrad Koch who’ll combine hilarious comedy with world-class puppetry and ventriloquism, Tats Nkonzo with his super smart intellect and his trusty guitar, South Africa’s favourite “cousin” Barry Hilton and his optimistic, patriotic outlook on South Africa; as well as Stuart Taylor and his uncanny ability to interrogate the human condition, explore people, their sensibilities, hopes, dreams, ambitions and fears.