Marc shares his funny streak

2015-07-07 06:00
Marc Lottering is one of the local celebrities adding his voice to the Want ons kan/ ’Cause we can! charity concert.

Marc Lottering is one of the local celebrities adding his voice to the Want ons kan/ ’Cause we can! charity concert.

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Cape Town funnyman Marc Lottering will be among the local stars on stage at Bellville Civic Theatre on Sunday 26 July for the annual Want ons kan/’Cause we can! charity concert.

TygerBurger, sister publication of People’s Post, is the media sponsor for the concert that each year sees local celebrities share their talents for free in aid of three different charities.

Every cent generated through ticket sales will go to Project Dignity, Fisantekraal Centre for Development and CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation.

“It’s good to do good,” Marc says of his involvement.

New showWhen he isn’t lending his voice to charity, the stand-up comedian is touring the country with his new show My favourite stories. The one-man show features some of his new material, along with his favourite stories from previous shows.

Marc will also be acting as the “minister of the Cape, retail therapy and statues” when he joins some of the country’s other top comedians at the Nando’s mass hysteria comedy parliament at Artscape Theatre in October.

Known for the host of zany characters he brings to the stage, like Aunty Merle, the housewife from Belgravia Road and Smiley the “taxi gaartjie”, Marc describes his brand of comedy as “hair-raising”.

Local industryNot one to shy away from tackling current affairs on stage, when asked about what makes him laugh, he simply says: “Waterkloof airport”.

Marc has spent nearly two decades making South Africans laugh. He says one of the biggest changes he’s seen in the local comedy industry during his career is the “loads” of talented younger comedians emerging. “They keep me on my toes,” he says.

He’ll be among many established names when he performs at this year’s Want ons kan/’Cause we can! concert.

The line-up for the star-studded affair includes Zanne Stapelberg, Nico Nel, Jak de Priester and Altus Muller, Anna Davel, Mathys Roets and Jaconell Mouton (piano), Wicus van der Merwe, Peter Mitchell, Schalk Joubert (bass), Luna Paige (vocals and piano), Vernon Swart (drums), Corlea, Andre and The Swingers, David Kramer, Dewald Wasserfall, Dowwe Dolla, Pedro Kruger, Hiram Koopman, Albert Frost and Arno Carstens with Tracey Lange and Hannes van Wyk acting as MCs.

Marc says he’s looking forward to seeing Dowwe Dolla most. “I think she has a thing for me.”

Buy ticketsTickets for the one-night-only show cost R250 and are available directly from the beneficiaries, ensuring every cent raised goes where it’s needed most. V

Call Liza Adlem on 082 772 9057 to buy your tickets from Project Dignity.V

To support the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, buy tickets from Alicia van Onselen on 083 414 6741. V

Call Linda Oosthuizen on 072 740 4854 to book tickets with the Fisantekraal Centre for Development

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