If you haven’t yet been to the Cape Town International Comedy Festival, and have no plans to do so, you will, most definitely, be missing out.
I was lucky enough to go to the opening night at the Main Arena, good friends of mine went to Queercom, and buddies of a colleague went to the Danger Zone.
All of us laughed our asses off.
It’s the kind of comedy that leaves a long and lasting impression.
Unfortunately, the lines that sounded so funny coming from a comedian somehow never sound quite so clever when you’re trying them for yourself, but try you will, nonetheless. Repeatedly.
If for no other reason, go and see the Wet Spots:
The Wet Spots (Cass King and John Woods) are a musical sex comedy duo who write sophisticated lyrics paired with sweet, catchy melodies. Their musical repertoire is inspired by the risque satirical songs of Monty Python, South Park, Tenacious D and musical comedy legend Rusty Warren. They are known for their lively shows, which include sing-alongs, spankings, and bawdy sex-ed. (website)
Lively indeed… I will never forget their Hawaiian ‘licky-licky’ song, ever. They’re on at the Main Arena show, and apparently also at Queercom.
There’s not much time left, though, unfortunately, as the festival draws to a close this weekend, but if you can, go and check it out. It really is worth the R100 for the ticket.