To flex your funny bone and warm your heart cockles (get your doctor’s permission first) check out some of Showmax’s finest stand-up comedy. Then, keep it fresh by watching some fine comics banter in The Last Laugh chat show series, hosted by award-winning comedian Stuart Taylor.
Marc Lottering is the unmistakable and unofficial mayor of Cape Town… even if someone once thought he was Soli Philander. A fount of funny, shaking like a bobblehead and channelling his energy into a stream of Lottering-consciousness, we get a hilarious tour of his world in his Live Series show.
From the so-called celebrity lifestyle to the things we do in secret, Lottering adds Cape flavour through his musings and local-is-lekker slang. Constantly teasing out the idea of karma and lacing bits and pieces from his life without losing perspective, it’s a gas, slinking across stage and working up a volcano of laughs to match his explosive hairstyle. See Marc live at the Lyric.
Deep Fried Man
Deep Fried Man is a satirical musical comedian with a guitar who likes to drop lyrics before the mic. Smart remixes of popular beats make way for funny lyrics and crowd participation.
From spoofs of Cyndi Lauper to Simon & Garfunkel, Deep Fried Man brings edge to his Comedy Central Presents show, ranging from gender and sexuality to politics. Skillfully plucking his guitar, singing with attitude and keeping the crowd engaged, it’s a high value set of madcap rhyme and rhythm! Stream Comedy Central Presents: Deep Fried Man Live at Parker’s.
A triple threat – that’s Jason Goliath flanked by his brothers in their Comedy Central Presents show. Taking pot shots at vegetarians and atheists, only to revel in fat jokes and “murky” elevators, Goliath has versatility… commanding the stage with enough swagger to pull off a Liam Neeson in Taken bit. Stream Goliath Live at Parker’s.
Barry Hilton is everyone’s “cousin”. Sporting a grey floral jacket and built like Gru from Despicable Me, he could be a comedy hitman, echoing the in-too-deep comedy of Rodney Dangerfield in his Live Series show, Grey Matters.
Discussing everything from archaeology, shark attacks and dagga to Woolies, his freewheeling style blends his own biographical details into a larger-than-life set. Using leering looks and trademark facial expressions, Hilton is an old-school comedian who knows how to tease social convention, only to belly flop into a delightfully tall tale. Great stage presence, a wealth of stand-up experience and spontaneous enough to flirt with disaster, he is the big cheese. Stream Barry Hilton – Grey Matters.
If you want awkward stand-up, look no further than Schalk Bezuidenhout. From his “ironic” dress sense to his puffy mop of hair and prize snor, he’s a ninja of cringe. Bezuidenhout’s fearless comedy set will always be too soon, ripping into Afrikaans, airlines, choirs and Caster Semenya in his first one man show, Second Language. Using a conversational approach to his stand-up and some impressive physical comedy, the honest and edgy comic is a farce of nature. Stream Schalk live at Parker’s, Die Ware Naarheid, Skerpserts and catch his burns on the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi.