Represent Competition: Loyiso Gola
Nov22

Represent Competition: Loyiso Gola

Hey people! We brought you the interview and now we want you to stand a chance to vote for “the President”. Check out this campaign poster – Question: What colour is Loyiso Gola’s tie in the flyer… Is it red or is it blue? Drop us a mail on editor@represent.co.za with your full name, contact details and the correct answer and who knows you could win double tickets to ‘Loyiso Gola for President’ (Part 2). PS: Subscribers only, make sure you’ve subscribed to Represent. Catch Loyiso Gola for President (Part 2) 29 November to 1 December 2007 Live from the Alexander Theatre (Siemens St, Braamfontein) Tickets are R100 at Computicket and R120 at the door  Doors open at 19h30 and the show will start at 20h00...

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Represent Interview: Loyiso Gola
Nov21

Represent Interview: Loyiso Gola

Miss P is back and she’s working it…Siyanamukela! Catch her tête-à-tête with supernovae Loyiso Gola – reach out for falling stardust as he shoots his way through the entertainment galaxy! Watch this space for ticket give-aways to his show next week. Represent! Loyisa Gola is a funny man. But what else is he about? It’s just over a week before his show ‘Loyiso Gola for President (Part 2)’and Palesa Madumo caught up with him on the set of his television show ‘Dinner with the President’ which airs on Thursdays on SABC 2 at 21:30. (FOR A LIVE ENCOUNTER: Catch Loyiso from 29 November to 1 December, Live from the Alexander Theatre (Siemens St, Braamfontein) from 29 November to 1 December 2007. Tickets are R100 at Computicket and R120 at the door.  Doors open at 19h30 and the show will start at 20h00 sharp!) Take it away Miss P:  Loyiso Gola’s forthright talk could definitely land him in hot water, however, I suspect that he usually gets away with it, it’s in his nature- after all he is a comedian! Watching Loyiso perform his role as Evita Bezuidenhoud’s, (Pieter Dirk Uys) grandson on the kitsch living room set of his comical talk show ‘Dinner with the President’ reveals his blasé yet spontaneous funny man nature.  He’s just turned 24 and scooped the Best Breakthrough Comedy Act award at the inaugural South African Comedy Awards held in September- it seems; this rather lofty bona fide heavyweight from Gugulethu has the world in the palm of his hand. I hung out with him on a break from the first half on the morning’s shoot and Loyiso almost immediately started speaking explicitly about himself, his work and his general opinion about certain matters, including interviews, which he finds to be repetitive and lacking substance at times. I agree, once you’ve read one thing about Loyiso online, it seems you know it all, so in an attempt to uncover new insight, when he asked my opinion about his show last year- ‘Loyiso Gola for President’, I jump on the opportunity to address what I felt was a rather insensitive joke about child sexual abuse in South Africa. “I’m a candid person. I don’t think that jokes about abuse are insensitive, I think what I do allows me to talk about what I want to talk about, the way I want to talk about it. I don’t think people come to a comedy show to learn, they come to laugh and hear about topical issues- in a funny way” It is clear that even though Loyiso makes jokes about sensitive situations, he is actually concerned and active in curbing some of...

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Get your David Kau DVD Cover Now!
Jul10

Get your David Kau DVD Cover Now!

Get your brand new spanking DVD cover featuring the one and only David Kau for only R100.  But that’s not all. For this once off special deal, you will ALSO get a DVD of David Kau to match the cover! Come on, have a good laugh.  there are only 5 million for sale so hurry. Email David on  david@111kau.com if you are interested in purchasing the DVD!  Don’t forget to mention “Represent” when u...

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Represent Review: Tshwane Comedy Festival
Jun27

Represent Review: Tshwane Comedy Festival

Kom nou mense – why was the Afrikaans night so poorly attended? Sies!  Let’s make it up this week by supporting the last few days of the thoroughly enjoyable Tshwane comedy festival at the State Theatre. “Dankie” to all involved, our writers have had a great lag and are looking pretty toned for it.  In our last installation, AmorAmor covers last weeks “Afrikaans night”: 27 June at 20.00 – Afrikaans Night Host: Joey Rasdien Featuring: Nicky van Niekerk – Denzel – Pierre Breytenbach – Melt Sieberhagen 28 June at 20.00 – Black Comedy Night Host: Trevor Noah (pic) Featuring: Kedibone Muluadzi – Loyiso Gola (pic) – Dave Kibuuka – Kagiso Lediga (pic) 29 June at 20.00 – Hardcore Comedy Night Host: Mel Miller Featuring: Kyle Thorpe – Trevor Gumbi – Nqoba Ngcobo – Malcolm Ferreira 30 June at 20.00 – Comedy Showcase Night Host: Tshepo Mogale Featuring: Mike – Magic Man – Roni Modimola – Mel Miller Tickets: R70 throughout The Pretoria/Tshwane Comedy Festival should be something of a landmark on our cultural calendar but, having spoken to few people, it seems to have gone by almost unnoticed.  At least that would account for the poor turn out at Saturday night’s Afrikaans night.  Have to tell you people, it was a shame you missed it. Now I am not an Afrikaans fanatic but I do believe that it is a lyrical and beautiful language and a proud part of our South African heritage that should be preserved.   The beauty and emotion of Afrikaans is best appreciated in its poetry but just as emotive is its application in swearing. Yep, swearing.  There are just some things that are so much better in Afrikaans.  And, yes, the boys put the full lyrical power to good use. To quote our engaging host, Hannes Brummer, “Daar gaan waarskynlik vanaand gebruik gemaak word van ‘n bietjie kras taal, so as dit julle pla, Fokof maar nou.”  God bless Afrikaans. The line-up included Nicky van Niekerk, a ‘ware boer-seun’, with his assortment of ‘my scary wife’ and oom Piet stories, Denzel Edgar, our colored homeboy with his astute observations of  colored culture, the unlisted but immensely charming and funny Pierre Breytenbach and Melt Sieberhagen, who I would definitely recommend you invite over for a beer if you need cheering up.  The boys had their work cut out for them as the small audience seemed a little shy to laugh too loud (myself and my companion obviously excluded from this) but they were consummate professionals and immensely entertaining, which is after all the whole point of such an event.  I must admit I am a bit biased as...

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G-Town festival coming up…already!
Jun08

G-Town festival coming up…already!

Can you believe it! The Grahamstown Festival has snuck up on us again – signalling that we’re nearly half-way through 007… ahhh. I wish I could go!  So many good memories of a cold G-town valley – me and the chommies drifting around semi-broke absorbing the non-stop talent, donning hideous tie-die bell-bottoms just to fit in… catching the hottest jazz and then dancing all night to unknown dj’s… If you love art and you haven’t yet been, put it in your “must do” agenda.  You can even camp!  We did.  You just may need some special help keeping warm.  This year it’s from the 28 June – 7 July, check out all the details here.  Catch Nik Rabinowitz and his One Man One Goat comedy show – details below – we’ll let you know what else is happening as and when we find out! GRAHAMSTOWN SMILES AS NIK FINDS HIS GOAT Stand-up comic Nik Rabinowitz takes his sell-out, hoof-kicking third show, One Man One Goat, to the Grahamstown Festival from 28th June to 7th July. Suitably “fringe”, Nik’s comedic timing has audiences howling with laughter at material that ranges from Tintin to Tutu and Yengeni to Yoko Ono. Says Argus Tonight critic Derek Wilson in his December ‘06 interview: “One often hears – and can confirm – that a comedian off-stage can be tediously serious, if not downright morose. Not Nik. He had me laughing at the outset of our interview – and all the way through…it became like a hilarious multi-lingual conversation at one point.” Rabinowitz’s fluent use of Xhosa, Zulu, English and Afrikaans in his shows has become his signature. Says Cape Times’ Peter Tromp in a January ’07 review: “Rabinowitz is an amicable presence, and has such a relaxed and warm disposition, that he keeps any suspicions that he might be just another smart-aleck mining South Africa’s loaded cultural trough at other people’s expense, comfortably at bay. His stage personality is also a generous one, and even though his material is far from politically correct or timid, Rabinowitz is unlikely to offend anyone with this show…..(whilst) probing cultural nooks and crannies, that few, if any, other comedians feel comfortable to pursue.” Covering everything from arrests to accusations, trials to tribal relations, One Man One Goat is an inspired, colourful journey across the rough terrain of the old-new South Africa, as we track one goat’s quest for freedom. Rabinowitz’s animated and offbeat humour astutely captures the goat-eat-goat world of today in an hour of rollicking fun. For guaranteed side-splicing laugh a minute, catch One Man One Goat at the Drill Hall and Rabinowitz as MC at the Sundowner Concerts taking place at the...

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