Hugely popular Cape Town comedian, Alan Committie, goes back to school with his brand-new show, Class(y) Clowns, directed by Chris Weir, in the Baxter Concert Hall, from November 23 to December 15 at 8.15pm, with Saturday matinee performances.
Hot on the heels of hosting the Mother City’s favourite winter showcase, the 2018 Jive Cape Town Comedy Festival and the sold-out success of his ‘Love Factually’, Committie is ready to hand out top-class laughs. He has gone back to the classroom, to teach himself (and audiences along the way), a few lessons. As 2019 quickly approaches, he reviews the year that was – and what to look forward to – in the comic madness of the year ahead.
The verbally dexterous Alan Committie has been described as having “a flair for thinking on his feet” and “turning something quite ordinary into a hysterical situation”. ‘Class(y) Clowns’ promises to be no exception to this rule. “Verbal hi-jinx and madcap physicality make this comedian a must see,” is how Business Day described him.
Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comedians and renowned master of ceremonies, Committie has hosted six Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards, nine Jive Cape Town Funny Festivals and seven Sunday Times Top 100 Companies events, amongst many others. He is also a multi-award-winning actor whose accolades include a Fleur du Cap Best Actor award for ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ and a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Laugh Out Loud’.
Most recently he was seen in ‘Oleanna’ at the Fugard Theatre and in early next year, he takes on the title role of Richard III at Maynardville. He also directed ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at Theatre on the Bay.
‘Class(y) Clown’ is an 80-minute exploration of what we have learnt, what we still need to understand and how we can keep sane in this age of bewilderment.
Using his experience as a former school teacher, Alan Committie will be re-educating audiences about the humorous and precariously fragile state of the world. He covers subjects like science, history, geography, physical education, sex education and even home economics. The curriculum includes fluctuating from flossing to fiscal fragility and bouncing between ball-sports and by-elections as almost everything is covered in this hilarious new comedy show.
“There will be lots of textbook laughs but, be warned,” says Alan Committie, “miss this show and you’ll be sent off to detention straight away.”
* Tickets are priced between R120 and R165. Look out for crazy Black Friday specials for this show. Booking is through Webtickets on 086 111 0005, online at www.webtickets.co.za or from selected Pick n Pay stores.
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