Past Musings

Cracks Only – Cracks and the City


poster alone

Marc Lottering is hosting some of Cape Town’s funniest women this July(5-11) for ONE WEEK ONLY at the Flipside @ The Baxter. Experience how women see the world in this stellar collection of some of the city’s funniest woman all gathered in one place for one hilarious week only. Honorary “crack” Marc Lottering features alongside award-winning comic actress, Anthea Thompson, two young actresses whose comedy stars have risen, Shimmy Isaacs and Anne Hirsch as well as veteran award-winning columnist Marianne Thamm.

There will be laughter. There will be applause. There will be drinks at the bar. There will be chatting. There will be hugging. There will be seats. There will be a stage. There will be comedians. There will be some mics. There will be a set. There will be lights. There will be sound. There will be a restaurant upstairs. There will be famous people. There will be non-famous people. There will be ushers. There will be tickets. There will be Marc Lottering. There will be Shimmy Isaacs. There will be Marianne Thamm. There will be Anthea Thompson. There will be Anne Hirsch. There will be you. Feel it. It is there!

World Cup Calender – Philiep it is here!



Go check out all the games on this rad WC Calender. Scroll around and have fun it’s awesome…hours of entertainment with you mouse.

Disclaimer: The above image is used illegally and will be held personally responsible for using it as well as the words ‘world cup’, Philiep’ and ‘mouse’.

The Stage- Comedy Jam


Comedy Jam

The Stage Theatre and performing arts school in Tygervalley has fast become a gem of theatre especially for comedy. Catch a jam of a comedy evening there this Friday with JamJars, ComedyJams and hopefully no TrafficJams. The line-up includes Martin Davis (UK), Mark Palmer, Mum-Z, Anne Hirsch (that’s me) and Rustum August. Book @ 0823014921. And in the words of Bob Marley…We’re Jammin and we hope you like jammin too!!

Theatresports. The Other Beautiful Game


Theatresports Flyers

We love Who’s Line is it Anyway…well, Theatresports is a bit like that…without Drew Carrey and Wayne Brady. Well, without all of them really. But it’s improv and it’s at it’s best. So if the World Cup is getting a bit too much for you, pop on by and check out SA’s favourite group of improvisers. They’ll be performing this whole week at Kalk Bay theatre including a special performance this evening at The Intimate Theatre where I will be making my Theatresports debut *the crowd goes wild*. See you there…Philiep it is here!



World cup

French & Saunders – Randy old men


French and Saunders
The Randy old men sketches from French and Saunders (the best comedians in the world!!) are so so funny, but then I watched their Still Alive dvd and saw this at the end…I actually could not stop laughing..”the beast is back in the cage” Too much…absolutely fabulous.

Manstrokewoman – My new obsession



Someone insisted I watch this new series called: Manstrokewoman…there was a slightly awkward silence where I was convinced she wanted to chat about porn but then I realised it was a new British comedy series. So I set off to DVD Nouveau in Bree St – which is a super duper dvd shop apart from a very scary and rude man that sometimes works there- so I watched it, from beginning till 2h in the morning. Then I watched it again last night with audio commentry on- ‘a little sad’ I hear you clamour. Absolutely brilliant. Here are some sketches from season 1 and 2. I haven’t seen season 2 yet, any hints on where to get it, contact me asap!

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Ellen with her Hawaii chair


I saw this on Ellen a while ago and came across it again. Imagine that thing in parliament? Brilliant!!

When good shoes happen to bad people


I got sent this the other day and at first I laughed a lot, but the more I watch it the funnier and sadder it gets. This model actually can not walk. That’s a tricky one to get over if you are a catwalk model…It is obviously an extremely hard job..walking that is…but imagine you can’t walk and you have to do it every day. I feel so sorry for her.

Local comedy at it’s best.


Kurt SchoonraadStardust Theatrical Dining in Tygervalley prides itself in hosting SA’s best comedians on Wednesday nights- twice a month. With rave reviews, star-studded line-ups, great food and drinks specials – this has fast become one of Cape Town’s premier entertainment spots. Book @ 021 6866 280

Wednesday 9 June

KURT SCHOONRAAD – Cape Town’s favourate comic
MARK PALMER – Clean, classy and clever

STUART LIGHTBODY – Magician extraordinaire

line up subject to change.

BOOK @ 021 6866 280

The comedy starts at 19:30 and bookings are encouraged to avoid dissapointment.

Book @ 021 6866 280
Tickets R95 / R75 students, pensioners or block bookings of 10 or more.

Delicious food menu and drinks specials. SAFE PARKING!

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