CC Presents... Live at Parker's
Catch Comedy Central Presents Barry Hilton Live at Parker's Monday 20 May at 20:30 CAT! Razor-sharp satire is the trademark of comedian, writer, actor and humourist Casper De Vries. One of the best Afrikaans comedians, De Vries' powerful stage presence, inventive humour and outspoken views combine into one comic ...
Razor-sharp satire is the trademark of comedian, writer, actor and humourist Casper De Vries. One of the best Afrikaans comedians, De Vries' powerful stage presence, inventive humour and outspoken views combine into one comic tour de force that has held audiences transfixed from Pretoria to the London Palladium. Humanity, religion, the absurdity of human existence and the crazy world we live in – nothing is safe from De Vries' piercing gaze. Not afraid to send up any subject under the sun, De Vries happily tramples over taboos, ensuring that no holy cow escapes his scrutiny.
Colin Moss is a South African actor and television personality best known for presenting Fear Factor and Idols, and various film and television roles including The World Unseen - in which he plays an Apartheid-era psycho cop - the lead in No 10 as well as his comedic roles in Crazy Monkey's Straight Outta Benoni and Big Fellas. Moss started his career as a standup comic. It was when he was living on fruit in the garden of his commune in Johannesburg that he started performing comedy - in order to make enough money for toothpaste, beer and petrol. Comedy is a lifelong passion and he continually goes back to his roots and regularly works the comedy circuit - both in South Africa and in the UK and Ireland.
Casper de Vries' alter ego Hanno Gelderblom also plays a starring role in the show. Hanno is a man from Kempton Park who drinks Klipdrift from the bottle, makes weird noises and is a father to Orpa Gelderblom, who sang a duet with him on Noot vir Noot. Hanno first made his debut on the Casper Rasper Show as the manager of a fictional old-age girl group called Die Jerry-Hattricks.
Gareth Woods was born in 1984 in the "bustling metropolis" of Klerksdorp. Son to a preacher and an English teacher, Woods struggled to fit in, beset by preconceived ideas about "preacher's kids" in the strict Afrikaans town. This was when he realized that he saw things a little differently to other people. Woods' style is one of witty and anecdotal analysis of life's everyday occurrences and is sure to put a fresh lens on the ordinary, via dry one-liners, quirky observations and maybe a song or two. Woods was also part of the Durban Comedy Invasion which debuted at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2011 to glowing reviews
Filmed in front of a live audience at the legendary Parker's Comedy Club in Montecasino, Johannesburg, each laugh-out-loud comedy showcase will be hosted by a well-known stand-up artist, who will MC the gig and introduce three African comedians looking for their shot at the big time.