Being great takes time

2019-02-26 06:00
Comedian CJ Benson will be performing a one-man stand-up comedy show at the Baxter Theatre next month. PHoto: UNATHI OBOSE

Comedian CJ Benson will be performing a one-man stand-up comedy show at the Baxter Theatre next month. PHoto: UNATHI OBOSE

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Dedication and perseverance are what turned Calvin Benson from Lotus River into a great comedian.

Benson, whose stage name is CJ Benson, will be among a number of comedians who will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch next month as part of the Mother City Comedy Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 March, at 19.30 daily.

Benson will perform a one-man stand-up comedy show.

“This is the first comedy show of its kind,” he says.

Benson will perform his Suburban Struggle show on Wednesday 27 March at 19:30. The show is about his personal experience growing up in Lotus River. It also attempts to portray the environment and conditions in which the Lotus River community lives.

Benson has already performed at the internationally acclaimed Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape.

His first ever performance was at Raggazi Lounge in Cape Town.

“My first performance was terrible. I was so scared and everything was a mess. Only my family and friends were laughing at my jokes and the audience was quiet,” he says.

He cites Nick Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Loyiso Gola and Stuart Taylor as his role models.

He promises his supporters a humdinger show. Tickets are available through Webtickets at R120 to R150 per ticket.

Dedication and perseverance are what turned Calvin Benson from Lotus River into a great comedian.

Benson, whose stage name is CJ Benson, will be among a number of comedians who will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch next month as part of the Mother City Comedy Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 March, at 19.30 daily.

Benson will perform a one-man stand-up comedy show.

“This is the first comedy show of its kind,” he says.

Benson will perform his Suburban Struggle show on Wednesday 27 March at 19:30. The show is about his personal experience growing up in Lotus River. It also attempts to portray the environment and conditions in which the Lotus River community lives.

Benson has already performed at the internationally acclaimed Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape.

His first ever performance was at Raggazi Lounge in Cape Town.

“My first performance was terrible. I was so scared and everything was a mess.

“Only my family and friends were laughing at my jokes and the audience was quiet,” he says.

He cites Nick Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Loyiso Gola and Stuart Taylor as his role models.

He promises his supporters a humdinger show. Tickets are available through Webtickets at R120 to R150 per ticket.

Dedication and perseverance are what turned Calvin Benson from Lotus River into a great comedian.

Benson, whose stage name is CJ Benson, will be among a number of comedians who will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch next month as part of the Mother City Comedy Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 March, at 19.30 daily.

Benson will perform a one-man stand-up comedy show.

“This is the first comedy show of its kind,” he says.

Benson will perform his Suburban Struggle show on Wednesday 27 March at 19:30. The show is about his personal experience growing up in Lotus River. It also attempts to portray the environment and conditions in which the Lotus River community lives.

Benson has already performed at the internationally acclaimed Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape.

His first ever performance was at Raggazi Lounge in Cape Town.

“My first performance was terrible. I was so scared and everything was a mess.

“Only my family and friends were laughing at my jokes and the audience was quiet,” he says.

He cites Nick Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Loyiso Gola and Stuart Taylor as his role models.

He promises his supporters a humdinger show. Tickets are available through Webtickets at R120 to R150 per ticket.

Dedication and perseverance are what turned Calvin Benson from Lotus River into a great comedian.

Benson, whose stage name is CJ Benson, will be among a number of comedians who will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch next month as part of the Mother City Comedy Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 March, at 19.30 daily.

Benson will perform a one-man stand-up comedy show.

“This is the first comedy show of its kind,” he says.

Benson will perform his Suburban Struggle show on Wednesday 27 March at 19:30. The show is about his personal experience growing up in Lotus River. It also attempts to portray the environment and conditions in which the Lotus River community lives.

Benson has already performed at the internationally acclaimed Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape.

His first ever performance was at Raggazi Lounge in Cape Town.

“My first performance was terrible. I was so scared and everything was a mess. Only my family and friends were laughing at my jokes and the audience was quiet,” he says.

He cites Nick Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Loyiso Gola and Stuart Taylor as his role models.

He promises his supporters a humdinger show. Tickets are available through Webtickets at R120 to R150 per ticket.

Dedication and perseverance are what turned Calvin Benson from Lotus River into a great comedian.

Benson, whose stage name is CJ Benson, will be among a number of comedians who will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch next month as part of the Mother City Comedy Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 March, at 19.30 daily.

Benson will perform a one-man stand-up comedy show.

“This is the first comedy show of its kind,” he says.

Benson will perform his Suburban Struggle show on Wednesday 27 March at 19:30. The show is about his personal experience growing up in Lotus River. It also attempts to portray the environment and conditions in which the Lotus River community lives.

Benson has already performed at the internationally acclaimed Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape.

His first ever performance was at Raggazi Lounge in Cape Town.

“My first performance was terrible. I was so scared and everything was a mess.

“Only my family and friends were laughing at my jokes and the audience was quiet,” he says.

He cites Nick Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Loyiso Gola and Stuart Taylor as his role models.

He promises his supporters a humdinger show. Tickets are available through Webtickets at R120 to R150 per ticket.

Dedication and perseverance are what turned Calvin Benson from Lotus River into a great comedian.

Benson, whose stage name is CJ Benson, will be among a number of comedians who will perform at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch next month as part of the Mother City Comedy Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 30 March, at 19.30 daily.

Benson will perform a one-man stand-up comedy show.

“This is the first comedy show of its kind,” he says.

Benson will perform his Suburban Struggle show on Wednesday 27 March at 19:30. The show is about his personal experience growing up in Lotus River. It also attempts to portray the environment and conditions in which the Lotus River community lives.

Benson has already performed at the internationally acclaimed Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Eastern Cape.

His first ever performance was at Raggazi Lounge in Cape Town.

“My first performance was terrible. I was so scared and everything was a mess.

“Only my family and friends were laughing at my jokes and the audience was quiet,” he says.

He cites Nick Rabinowitz, Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, Loyiso Gola and Stuart Taylor as his role models.

He promises his supporters a humdinger show. Tickets are available through Webtickets at R120 to R150 per ticket.

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