Top comedy producers, Whacked Special Project, have announced the big arena sequel to their 2013 hit show, ‘Bitches’, for the month of love.
‘Bitches Be Back’ promises to kick 2016 right in the testosterone, with a refreshed cast, and new material and venue.
Hosted by Anele Mdoda, with a line-up including the very cream of local comedians – the likes of Tumi Morake, Celeste Ntuli, Noko Moswete, Nina Hastie – and joined by explosive newcomer Thenjiwe Moseley and a special performance by DreamGirl Tracey-Lee Oliver, this collection of stand-up, sketch and singing should have audiences standing in their seats, celebrating the feminine spirit, body and mind. All while they laugh your head off.
“Stand-up comedy was always the domain of the male, until recently. Women have started to own stages all over the country, and this show is the first of its kind to hit an arena,” says creative director, Marita van Schalkwyk.
What makes the show even more special is that Whacked has assembled a team of brilliant women to produce and promote the show.
“We are a largely female team, from the casting, PR, direction to performance – so when we say “bitches” we aren’t kidding,” says exec producer Taffia Keight.
“Sensitive people say that the term is derogatory – we feel that being a strong woman is not always a popular position, but to make yourself heard in the world, sometimes you have to embrace the inner tiger rather than tame it,” adds Keight.
“Men are most welcome,” says headliner, Tumi Morake. “We don’t hate them, and we just agree that this time they should sit down and listen. Let us tell them what the person next to them is thinking, because they seem to be struggling to understand that. Bring your partner, guys; let us make you look good, while we look even better…”
Initially founded to manage the work of John Vlismas, Whacked Management has grown from a spare bedroom into three separate divisions: Wh:Agency – a leading booking agency; Wh:Exclusive – a talent Management Company; and most recently, Wh:Special Project – a prolific producer of premium live and corporate events.
From the legendary ‘Comedy Underground’ club sessions, to Comedy Central Television Specials, stand-up arena tours and international acts such as Henry Rollins, Whacked is positioned as a substantial contributor to the South African comedy landscape.
* ‘Bitches Be Back’ will be showing at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, on February 26 and 27. Booking at Computicket.
Visit www.whacked.co.za for more information.