At last we get to use our Chris Rock photo
Apr09

At last we get to use our Chris Rock photo

It’s not the first time he’s been in SA, we were *so chuffed* to get up close to our favourite comedian at the opening of Oprah’s school last year… We also watched his movie “I think I love my wife” the other day and loved it… you got to admit it, Chris… Rocks. SO DON’T MISS HIS UPCOMING SHOW IN SA – The tours’ Facebook group tells us he’s back in Africa this June… “Comedy legend and multi – Emmy and Grammy Award winner, Chris Rock, tours South Africa for the first time as part of his “No Apologies” world tour. Described by Time Magazine as “The Funniest Man in America”, this show promises to be the highlight of the 2008 South African Comedy Calendar.” Dates: Cape Town 4 June Johannesburg 6 June – Carnival City Get to computicket fast. Good luck. Here’s a quote from his interview with Vanity Fair on his visit to SA in 2005: “Driving the streets of Johannesburg can be a little depressing. Everywhere you looked, there were H.I.V.-testing signs up. The traffic lights flashed green, yellow, and then a picture of a syringe. As we continued to drive through Johannesburg, I kept looking for a sign that would connect me to my African brethren—something that would indicate that we were all one. Finally I saw it: the biggest Kentucky Fried Chicken I’d ever seen. As I marveled at the Eighth Wonder of the World, I also remembered seeing K.F.C. when I went to Jamaica the previous year. There was also one when I went to Haiti. Their slogan should be “Wherever black people are, we’re not...

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Win Tickets to the Hip Hop Love Movement
Mar20

Win Tickets to the Hip Hop Love Movement

Sounds like this party is going to blow up – so make sure you get there – we love the way it flows – starting in one place and ending elsewhere. It’s going down on Friday the 28 March 2008 in Jozi… and we’ve hooked some luck Represent readers up: You can Win a pair of VIP tickets (that include dinner) to the Hip Hop Love Movement Evening – or you can win tickets and CD’s to the afterpartay at Black Orchid in NorthRiding. In fact we have three prizes to give away – all you have to do is answer the following two questions and send your name, ID number and contact details to editor@represent.co.za 1. Where exactly is the Hip Hop Love Movement Evening (and dinner) being held? 2. Name two performers at the “I am Legend” afterpartay CLUE: Click on the flyers 😉 PPS: Usual rules apply. No negotiations will be entered into, the judges decision is final. Cut off date is the 25th...

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Mark laughs at mid-life crisis
Feb27

Mark laughs at mid-life crisis

Stand-up comedian Mark Sampson recently turned 40. Come and laugh at his mid-life crisis, happening live onstage at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg this Easter from 12 to 22 March! His brand new show Mark Sampson Feels Funny is a comic exploration of the ups and downs of life, featuring a giant game of Snakes and Ladders and a metre-wide inflatable dice. “This isn’t stand-up as you’ve ever seen it before” says Sampson “It’s more like a scratch-n-sniff interactive pop-up-book for grown-ups!” Mark Sampson Feels Funny is not just about a middle-aged man with a teenage hair-do playing a kids’ game. It’s a helter-skelter tumble through through the kaleidoscopic twists of Mark’s mind, as he reflects on life, from first love to last rites, dodging sharks and stroking whales along the way. Each show is different, depending on the roll of the dice – and there are fabulous prizes to be won. “But it’s not about winning or losing,” says Sampson, “it’s how you play the game. If you’re into comedy as therapy, this is the show for you!” Sampson has performed all over the world, from Covent Garden to Singapore, with rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Berlin Comedy Festivals among the highlights. His last show, Missing Links, sold out twice in Cape Town, and played to packed houses nationwide for three years from the Grahamstown Festival to Jo’burg, Durban, East London and beyond. Mark Sampson Feels Funny runs at the Masque Theatre, Muizenberg from 12th to 22nd March. Performances take place from Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8:15pm with two performances on Saturday 22nd March at 2:15pm and 8:15pm. The performance on Thursday 13th March is a fundraiser in aid of the Bay Primary School in Fish Hoek and the Masakhane Educare Centre in Masiphumelele. All tickets cost R55 with concessions for Masque members and block bookings of 10 or more people. All bookings are through 021 788 1898. Mark’s...

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Seriously Funny Comedy tomorrow
Feb26

Seriously Funny Comedy tomorrow

Catch two of our favourite comedians, Chris Forrest and Tumi Morake at the (we assume newly named) Crazy 88 in Norwood tomorrow night. Make haste while the sun still shines on the outside deck...

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Facebook: “Venues that screw Entertainers”
Nov26

Facebook: “Venues that screw Entertainers”

This is where FACEBOOK and user-generated content gets interesting.  People get together, form a group, express their collective feelings about an entity or behaviour and SHOUT OUT “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”.  A powerful united voice is then created and there is a much better possibility that change will happen or that at least a few b*stards will sweat.  We’ve previously mentioned the anti-Vodacom meerkat group (although we CANT BELIEVE it’s back – clearly the creators want to continue to mindnumb those poor fans who are ‘dumbed-down enough’ to enjoy it)…. anyway we digress, In this article we are referring to a brilliant Facebook group Editorista was recently invited to join called “Venues that screw Entertainers”.  We all know that South African entertainers, whether they’re models, designers, musicians, choreographers, filmmakers, poets, dancers or comedians etcetera, all struggle and fight to be artists and that many barely manage to survive on the sometimes badly attended, marketed or meagre paid gigs, unscrupulous record deals and dodgy corporate contracts (where their fees are sometimes marked up by promoters!).  This group serves as a platform for anyone that is done over by a venue or a promoter or even an events company, it’s purpose is to let everyone know about the misdeed.  We only hope that if there is a valid “other side” of the story that the ‘accused’ will be big enough to stand up and state their case, but for now we will enjoy watching artists standing up for their rights.  Hopefully this group will do something towards upping the state of artistic affairs in SA. Nice one.  Now if only we could start a group for “events with shocking sound”, “boring, let down events” and “event food that made me physically ill.”...

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