Schucks, Schuster’s back!

By Kirstin Buick
12 July 2013

If you’ve been having Leon Schuster withdrawal symptoms, not to worry, the funnyman will back with a prank-filled movie soon.

If you’re not yet “gatvol” of Leon Shuster, here’s some good news for you: the SA funnyman is set to accost local movie theatres once more with his eighth film, Schucks! Your Country Needs You.

The movie will see the return of Leon’s faithful sidekick, Alfred “Shorty” Ntombela (the man with that infectious laugh), joined by comedian Rob van Vuuren and newcomer Laré Birk.

In Schucks! Your Country Needs You, Leon will return to his hidden-camera formula for the first time since Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa (2010). “I am especially excited to deliver some much-needed laughter to South African audiences,” he says. “We’re about as culturally diverse as a country can be, but we all share a common sense of humour ? and if making people laugh means I need to get “klapped” a few times, it’s worth it!”

Director and co-writer Gray Hofmeyr says he’s thrilled to be working with Leon again. “Although audiences are familiar with the laugh-a-minute format of past prank-filled Schuster films, we can guarantee that this one has more, bigger and better pranks than we ever dared pull off before!”

Schucks! Your Country Needs You is due for release on Friday 29 November.

-Kirstin Buick

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