Laugh it off this Freedom Day

2016-04-19 06:00
John Vlismas an award-winning comedian will be performing at Mozambik Hillcrest in support of the Jes Foord Foundation. Photo: supplied

John Vlismas an award-winning comedian will be performing at Mozambik Hillcrest in support of the Jes Foord Foundation. Photo: supplied

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ON Wednesday 27 April and Friday 29 April John Vlismas will be sharing the stage with funny Durban locals – Carvin Goldstone and Masood B at Mozambik, Hillcrest and Tina’s Hotel (Kloof).

Feast on the delicious flavours of Mozambique, while enjoying a top-class comedy show.

And in the spirit of Freedom Day, R20 from each ticket sold goes to support the Jes Foord Foundation.

John Vlismas is an award-winning comedian and one of South Africa’s most creative, prolific and well-known international comics.

Outspoken and sometimes controversial, Vlismas is a favourite on the South African comedy scene and a household name.

Some of his successful - and usually sold-out one-man comedy shows and tours have included Pow (2009), Lucky Plebian (2008), the award-winning Gay, and Black & Immortal (2007), Whacked (2001), Grinder - a twohander with Bevan Cullinan, 2001, Aggravated Assault (1999), Man in Black (1998), and Mr Ballistic (1997).

He produced and headlined Have a Heart (HAH) in aid of Child Welfare Johannesburg in 2006. In 2002, he hosted and co-produced the largest stand-up comedy event seen in South Africa, Laugh Out Loud, which played to 7000 people.

Other performance highlights include being the support act in Steven Wright’s South African tour, and performing for SA Tourism at the Sydney Art Museum in 2004. Vlismas also produced the South African leg of Henry­ Rollin’s world tours in 2007/8 and 2010.

Host Carvin Goldstone has recently returned from his successful Australia-New Zealand one-man comedy show tour - Only in Africa­!. Goldstone cements his position as one of SA’s most successful comedians as he follows in the footsteps of Trevor Noah.

His hilarious, family-friendly comedy style and likeable on-stage persona leave people in stitches.

He’s also the only other SA comedian, besides Noah, to regularly sell out Durban’s 1 200-seater Playhouse Opera Theatre.

Support act Masood Boomgaard is no stranger to the comedy scene, and has been performing stand-up since 2007, and shared the stage with pretty much every top local comedian.

A highly sought-after MC and corporate act, he has toured all over the country and become one of the most popular acts in Durban.

His one-man comedy shows have been a huge hit over the years - Sibaya, Bat Centre, Seabrooke’s Theatre.

Boomgaard writes, he makes movies (Curry and Vice) and he’s funny.

Show starts at 2.30pm at 9 Inanda Road, Hillcrest.

Ticket are R100 per person.

For more information or bookings­ call 031 765 6556 or email mozambik.hillcrest@gmail. com

‘Hillcrest Fever’ and On Fire Comedy will be giving away six double tickets to the shows. Log onto the ‘Hillcrest Fever­’ Facebook page, like the page and answer a simple question to win - get clicking now.

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