The funny side of life

2018-06-12 06:01
Kenwyn Davids.

Kenwyn Davids.

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He has been waiting and gaining experience for the past six years to give his followers the best show possible.

After six years on the scene, local comedian Kenwyn Davids has put together his first one-man show titled Underachiever: A Work in Progress.

“This show is a social observation about everyday things that occur and showing the funny side thereof,” says Davids.

“It is about my life experiences that are very relatable. From the humble gatsby to weight loss and weight gain, to the reason we don’t have sangomas as coloured people, and Elon Musk (not a perfume). What you can expect is interactive laughs, where I will rely on the audience to guide where the show goes. You’re going to have fun.”

He grew up in Mitchell’s Plain and spent a few years in Grassy Park, starting his comedy career in primary school.

“What got me involved in comedy was something that happened in primary school. I said something funny in class and everyone laughed. It felt great. I thought, ‘wow, I could get used to this’,” he says.

But his breakout moment actually came with a little white lie.

“How I really got involved was when a friend of mine was looking for professional comedians, and I approached him. I had never done comedy, but he did not know that,” he says with a chuckle.

“I told him that I had been doing it for a while. Yes, I lied, but I would tell that same lie again if I went back in time. I actually took a chance but life is too short not to take risks and at least try things you have always wanted to do. I do not want to be 60 and say ‘what if’; I don’t even want to be 40 and say ‘what if’.”

His journey has been filled with great experiences, laughter and friendship.

“As a teenager I would spend my Saturdays watching comedy showcases with the likes of Stuart Taylor, Loyiso Gola, Kurt Schoonraad and others and this really got me motivated. These guys were doing great work and providing amazing laughs. I was amazed how great local comedy was. I am blessed enough to have performed, and have fostered friendships with the people I aspired to be as a teenager. It’s a complete surreal feeling when you work with legends and can get advice or general conversation from them,” he says.

He wrote and rewrote the show several times but is finally ready to showcase his best.

“I wrote the show myself. I have been doing comedy for six years now and wanted to do my one-man show after my first year, but waited until I gained sufficient experience, and got even funnier as a result, which allowed me to rewrite some older work to make it better. Technically it took me six years to write, as it is my first show. It will showcase the best of me,” he says.

V Underachiever: A Work in Progress will be performed on Friday 15 June at Sirvaun’s Theatre in Steenberg. The show starts at 20:00 and tickets cost R50 per person. To book, call or WhatsApp 072 399 3338.

He has been waiting and gaining experience for the past six years to give his followers the best show possible.

After six years on the scene, local comedian Kenwyn Davids has put together his first one-man show titled Underachiever: A Work in Progress.

“This show is a social observation about everyday things that occur and showing the funny side thereof,” says Davids.

“It is about my life experiences that are very relatable. From the humble gatsby to weight loss and weight gain, to the reason we don’t have sangomas as coloured people, and Elon Musk (not a perfume). What you can expect is interactive laughs, where I will rely on the audience to guide where the show goes. You’re going to have fun.”

He grew up in Mitchell’s Plain and spent a few years in Grassy Park, starting his comedy career in primary school.

“What got me involved in comedy was something that happened in primary school. I said something funny in class and everyone laughed. It felt great. I thought, ‘wow, I could get used to this’,” he says.

But his breakout moment actually came with a little white lie.

“How I really got involved was when a friend of mine was looking for professional comedians, and I approached him. I had never done comedy, but he did not know that,” he says with a chuckle.

“I told him that I had been doing it for a while. Yes, I lied, but I would tell that same lie again if I went back in time. I actually took a chance but life is too short not to take risks and at least try things you have always wanted to do. I do not want to be 60 and say ‘what if’; I don’t even want to be 40 and say ‘what if’.”

His journey has been filled with great experiences, laughter and friendship.

“As a teenager I would spend my Saturdays watching comedy showcases with the likes of Stuart Taylor, Loyiso Gola, Kurt Schoonraad and others and this really got me motivated. These guys were doing great work and providing amazing laughs. I was amazed how great local comedy was. I am blessed enough to have performed, and have fostered friendships with the people I aspired to be as a teenager. It’s a complete surreal feeling when you work with legends and can get advice or general conversation from them,” he says.

He wrote and rewrote the show several times but is finally ready to showcase his best.

“I wrote the show myself. I have been doing comedy for six years now and wanted to do my one-man show after my first year, but waited until I gained sufficient experience, and got even funnier as a result, which allowed me to rewrite some older work to make it better. Technically it took me six years to write, as it is my first show. It will showcase the best of me,” he says.

V Underachiever: A Work in Progress will be performed on Friday 15 June at Sirvaun’s Theatre in Steenberg. The show starts at 20:00 and tickets cost R50 per person. To book, call or WhatsApp 072 399 3338.

He has been waiting and gaining experience for the past six years to give his followers the best show possible.

After six years on the scene, local comedian Kenwyn Davids has put together his first one-man show titled Underachiever: A Work in Progress.

“This show is a social observation about everyday things that occur and showing the funny side thereof,” says Davids.

“It is about my life experiences that are very relatable. From the humble gatsby to weight loss and weight gain, to the reason we don’t have sangomas as coloured people, and Elon Musk (not a perfume). What you can expect is interactive laughs, where I will rely on the audience to guide where the show goes. You’re going to have fun.”

He grew up in Mitchell’s Plain and spent a few years in Grassy Park, starting his comedy career in primary school.

“What got me involved in comedy was something that happened in primary school. I said something funny in class and everyone laughed. It felt great. I thought, ‘wow, I could get used to this’,” he says.

But his breakout moment actually came with a little white lie.

“How I really got involved was when a friend of mine was looking for professional comedians, and I approached him. I had never done comedy, but he did not know that,” he says with a chuckle.

“I told him that I had been doing it for a while. Yes, I lied, but I would tell that same lie again if I went back in time. I actually took a chance but life is too short not to take risks and at least try things you have always wanted to do. I do not want to be 60 and say ‘what if’; I don’t even want to be 40 and say ‘what if’.”

His journey has been filled with great experiences, laughter and friendship.

“As a teenager I would spend my Saturdays watching comedy showcases with the likes of Stuart Taylor, Loyiso Gola, Kurt Schoonraad and others and this really got me motivated. These guys were doing great work and providing amazing laughs. I was amazed how great local comedy was. I am blessed enough to have performed, and have fostered friendships with the people I aspired to be as a teenager. It’s a complete surreal feeling when you work with legends and can get advice or general conversation from them,” he says.

He wrote and rewrote the show several times but is finally ready to showcase his best.

“I wrote the show myself. I have been doing comedy for six years now and wanted to do my one-man show after my first year, but waited until I gained sufficient experience, and got even funnier as a result, which allowed me to rewrite some older work to make it better. Technically it took me six years to write, as it is my first show. It will showcase the best of me,” he says.

V Underachiever: A Work in Progress will be performed on Friday 15 June at Sirvaun’s Theatre in Steenberg. The show starts at 20:00 and tickets cost R50 per person. To book, call or WhatsApp 072 399 3338.

He has been waiting and gaining experience for the past six years to give his followers the best show possible.

After six years on the scene, local comedian Kenwyn Davids has put together his first one-man show titled Underachiever: A Work in Progress.

“This show is a social observation about everyday things that occur and showing the funny side thereof,” says Davids.

“It is about my life experiences that are very relatable. From the humble gatsby to weight loss and weight gain, to the reason we don’t have sangomas as coloured people, and Elon Musk (not a perfume). What you can expect is interactive laughs, where I will rely on the audience to guide where the show goes. You’re going to have fun.”

He grew up in Mitchell’s Plain and spent a few years in Grassy Park, starting his comedy career in primary school.

“What got me involved in comedy was something that happened in primary school. I said something funny in class and everyone laughed. It felt great. I thought, ‘wow, I could get used to this’,” he says.

But his breakout moment actually came with a little white lie.

“How I really got involved was when a friend of mine was looking for professional comedians, and I approached him. I had never done comedy, but he did not know that,” he says with a chuckle.

“I told him that I had been doing it for a while. Yes, I lied, but I would tell that same lie again if I went back in time. I actually took a chance but life is too short not to take risks and at least try things you have always wanted to do. I do not want to be 60 and say ‘what if’; I don’t even want to be 40 and say ‘what if’.”

His journey has been filled with great experiences, laughter and friendship.

“As a teenager I would spend my Saturdays watching comedy showcases with the likes of Stuart Taylor, Loyiso Gola, Kurt Schoonraad and others and this really got me motivated. These guys were doing great work and providing amazing laughs. I was amazed how great local comedy was. I am blessed enough to have performed, and have fostered friendships with the people I aspired to be as a teenager. It’s a complete surreal feeling when you work with legends and can get advice or general conversation from them,” he says.

He wrote and rewrote the show several times but is finally ready to showcase his best.

“I wrote the show myself. I have been doing comedy for six years now and wanted to do my one-man show after my first year, but waited until I gained sufficient experience, and got even funnier as a result, which allowed me to rewrite some older work to make it better. Technically it took me six years to write, as it is my first show. It will showcase the best of me,” he says.

V Underachiever: A Work in Progress will be performed on Friday 15 June at Sirvaun’s Theatre in Steenberg. The show starts at 20:00 and tickets cost R50 per person. To book, call or WhatsApp 072 399 3338.

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