Stand up comedienne Angel Campey’s first-one woman show, ‘Yes, Really Angel’, is headed to Joburg for three nights only at the Pop Art Theatre from November 7 to 9.
Directed by comedian Nik Rabinowitz, the show is a humorous look into the mind of one of the few female comedians in South Africa.
Relatively new on the South African comedy scene, Campey has risen to success with appearances on some of SA’s best known stages and festivals, including multiple performances with Comedy Central’s Kings and Queens of Comedy, supporting act at Parker’s (after making the finals in the Nando’s comedy showdown), and opening the Vodacom Funny Festival 2012.
Rabinowitz saw Angel perform at a charity event that they were both booked on in 2012 and saw her potential. A couple of months later he offered to don a directorial hat (his first time) to direct ‘Yes, Really Angel’, which is produced by fellow SA comedian Siv Ngesi, star of best-selling shows ‘Race Card’ and ‘Dekaf’.
Campey was born in Durban, raised in Plettenberg Bay, Johannesburg and Somerset West, and spent a year in New York City after school, studied Film and Media at UCT and then spent two years backpacking Asia and teaching English in Korea before returning home to take the comedy mic and regale audiences with her musings and life stories – growing up with the real name of ‘Angel’ has left her with plenty of fodder.
Campey’s comedy covers a diverse spectrum from the views of a young, white South African; everything from racist grannies to a zombie apocalypse, guardian angels and Korean children.