Serving up family laughs

2017-10-17 06:00

Comedian Karou Charou, whose real name is Mahdevan Moodley, is coming to the Mother City with his show Hot and spicy.

His show, which is between 90 and 120 minutes long, is suitable for the whole family and will be at the Artscape Theatre on Saturday at 20:00.

The charismatic comedian burst onto the scene just over eight years ago. Whilst many comedians play the club scene for a good few years, honing their skills before producing a one-man show, he launched his career with a one-man show.

The show was an adult show called Kama sutra, which dealt with sex within the Indian community.

Critics and naysayers were of the opinion that the show would flop. The show premiered with three sold-out performances, and went on to sell out a further four performances when it returned a month later on public demand.

Charou then took the show on tour across the country, selling out a further 10 performances.

His subsequent one-man shows, Don’t dalla wid da masala, Madhir and Kama sutra 2, went on to achieve further sold-out success at premier venues such as Izulu Theatre at Sibaya, Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City and Theatre of Marcellus at Emperor’s Palace, making him one of the most commercially successful entertainers on the South African circuit and amassing a strong fan base both nationally and internationally.

His popularity was recognised by the international brand of McDonalds that handpicked him as the face of its “Hot & spicy” burger campaign, which included two TV advertisements, street billboards and cinema ads.

Charou has performed in Botswana and Zimbabwe and is currently working on a tour to Australia.

Although he made his mark as an adult comedian he managed to garner a fan base that ranged from children as young as four years old to senior citizens.

He decided to work on a family show and that’s how Hot and spicy was created.

His managing agent, Sagren Moodley, says the show will see the “turbaned one” perform some of his best material from his various shows over the past six years.

“Amongst other things, he will reveal why most Indians can’t swim, why Indians choose not to play rugby and how Indians put the ‘fun’ in funerals,” he says.

Moodley adds that Charou has a very interactive style which means the audience plays a big part in the show.

“His mental telepathy stunt, which involves two audience members, a pack of cards, an egg beater and a blindfold, will leave you gobsmacked. With so many kids expected to attend, he has a special segment dedicated entirely to them. For the final segment he experiments with his newfound hypnosis skills and then, of course, there is the crowd-pleasing cowboy hoedown,” Moodley says.

Win! Win! Win! V Five readers stand a chance to win double tickets to the show. To enter email win@peoplespost.co.za with “Karou Charou” in the subject line by Friday noon. Winners will be notified by email.

Comedian Karou Charou, whose real name is Mahdevan Moodley, is coming to the Mother City with his show Hot and spicy.

His show, which is between 90 and 120 minutes long, is suitable for the whole family and will be at the Artscape Theatre on Saturday at 20:00.

The charismatic comedian burst onto the scene just over eight years ago. Whilst many comedians play the club scene for a good few years, honing their skills before producing a one-man show, he launched his career with a one-man show.

The show was an adult show called Kama sutra, which dealt with sex within the Indian community. The show premiered with three sold-out performances, and went on to sell out a further four performances when it returned a month later on public demand.

His subsequent one-man shows, Don’t dalla wid da masala, Madhir and Kama sutra 2, went on to achieve further sold-out success.

He decided to work on a family show and that’s how Hot and spicy was created.

His managing agent, Sagren Moodley, says the show will see the “turbaned one” perform some of his best material from his various shows over the past six years.

“Amongst other things, he will reveal why most Indians can’t swim, why Indians choose not to play rugby and how Indians put the ‘fun’ in funerals,” he says.

Win! Win! Win! V Five readers stand a chance to win double tickets to the show. To enter email win@peoplespost.co.za with “Karou Charou” in the subject line by Friday noon. Winners will be notified by email.

Comedian Karou Charou, whose real name is Mahdevan Moodley, is coming to the Mother City with his show Hot and spicy.

His show, which is between 90 and 120 minutes long, is suitable for the whole family and will be at the Artscape Theatre on Saturday at 20:00.

The charismatic comedian burst onto the scene just over eight years ago. Whilst many comedians play the club scene for a good few years, honing their skills before producing a one-man show, he launched his career with a one-man show.

The show was an adult show called Kama sutra, which dealt with sex within the Indian ­community.

Critics and naysayers were of the opinion that the show would flop. The show premiered with three sold-out performances, and went on to sell out a further four performances when it returned a month later on public demand.

Charou then took the show on tour across the country, selling out a further 10 performances. His subsequent one-man shows, Don’t dalla wid da masala, Madhir and Kama sutra 2, went on to achieve further sold-out success at premier venues such as Izulu Theatre at Sibaya, Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City and Theatre of Marcellus at Emperor’s Palace, making him one of the most commercially successful entertainers on the South African circuit and amassing a strong fan base both nationally and internationally.

His popularity was recognised by the international brand of McDonalds that handpicked him as the face of its “Hot & spicy” burger campaign, which included two TV advertisements, street billboards and cinema ads. Charou has performed in Botswana and Zimbabwe and is currently working on a tour to Australia. Although he made his mark as an adult comedian he managed to garner a fan base that ranged from children as young as four years old to senior citizens.

He decided to work on a family show and that’s how Hot and spicy was created.

His managing agent, Sagren Moodley, says the show will see the “turbaned one” perform some of his best material from his various shows over the past six years.

“Amongst other things, he will reveal why most Indians can’t swim, why Indians choose not to play rugby and how Indians put the ‘fun’ in funerals,” he says.

Moodley adds that Charou has a very interactive style which means the audience plays a big part in the show.

Win! Win! Win! V Five readers stand a chance to win double tickets to the show. To enter email win@peoplespost.co.za with “Karou Charou” in the subject line by Friday noon. Winners will be notified by email.

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