Guaranteed to leave you in stitches

2010-10-16 00:00

THERE is a saying that the world is headed for the gutter when society takes comedians seriously and thinks that politicians are a joke. The Joburg Comedy Cartel — comprising Alyn Adams, Vittorio Leonardi, Shaun Wewege and Warren Robertson — are begging not to be taken too seriously, but they guarantee that their jokes are funnier than politicians.

These are four comedians who are determined to avoid the tired clichés and stereotypes that make up so much of South African comedy.

Over the past decade, they have been delivering, according to various reviewers, “insightful, brilliant history, politics, or sociology lessons with a keen comedic side” (Alyn Adams); “sharp one-liners that usually rattle one after the other like comedy machine-gun fire” (Warren Robertson); “among the best material written in South Africa” (Vittorio Leonardi); and “original things in a really funny way” (Shaun Wewege).

The Joburg Comedy Cartel will be performing for three nights only at the Seabrooke’s Theatre at Durban High School in Berea from October 21 to 23 at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are R100 from Computicket or at the door. Student, pensioner and group booking discounts are available.

— Arts Editor.

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