Fresh from making his first feature film début in the South African comedy drama, ‘Finders Keepers’, in August this year, 2018 sees comedian Stuart Taylor returning to the Cape Town stage with his humorous new offering, ‘Funny You Should Say That’.
The stand-up comedian, entertainer and actor will attempt to set the comedic tone for the year ahead with a limited two-week run in the Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter Theatre from January 22 to February 3.
Comedy fans can look forward to the Grassy Park-born Taylor latest solo stage offering – his first new comedy show in three years.
“It’s been a while since I’ve done a one-man show. So I’m really excited about doing a full hour of brand new material in my hometown,” says the funny man.
“Developing the material in the comedy clubs over the past few months has been a blast for me. I turned 40 recently, so I guess this show is my version of a ‘mid-life crisis’. I find that my tolerance for BS has gone down with age, so this show is about me being uncensored, saying what I want to say, and hoping y’all find my comic musings hilarious,” adds Taylor.
Taylor has been performing magic since his teens when he studied this art at the College of Magic in Cape Town. He went on to become the reigning SA National Comedy Magic Champion, a title he held for three years. He has been performing stand-up comedy for the last 17 years and is a veteran of the varied comedy venues across South Africa. Internationally, he has performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Berlin International Comedy Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival and the Montreaux Comedy festival in Switzerland.
Taylor has written, produced and performed nine one-man shows that have toured across South Africa. His most noted and famed shows include ‘Techni-Coloured’, ‘Learner Husband’ and ‘Money’s Too Tight to Mention’.
‘Funny You Should Say That’ is directed by award-winning theatre director and comic, Rob van Vuuren.
“I have never played the Golden Arrow Studio before, so this will be a first for me. Seeing as the venue is such an intimate space, it will lend itself very well to this show,” mentions Taylor.
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