Rob van Vuuren is set to blaze the stage at Comedy Central


comedycentral-logo-red-stackedAward winning comedy veteran brings polished slapstick to monthly comedy fixture.

The fourth chapter of the epic new season of Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s is thrilled to bring you Rob Van Vuuren, a South African comedy legend renowned for his slap-stick humour and ridiculous antics in the monthly stand-up comedy showcase. He will be lighting up the stage alongside KG Mokgadi and Alyn Adams.

Rob van Vuuren has been working as a performer for just over 20 years and has, in the process, become one of South Africa’s best-loved and well known comedians. He is one half of the legendary South African comedy duo, Corne and Twakkie who hosted the enormously successful award winning seasons of the cult TV show The Most Amazing Show. Corne and Twakkie toured nationally and internationally for 10 years, clocking up thousands of live performances.

As a stand-up comedian, Rob has performed in South Africa and internationally, acquiring a string of awards for his one-man shows. Rob is also a successful theatre maker and actor. Some of his recent work in this field includes the multi award winning international political thriller The Three Little Pigs. His film credits include Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Leon Schuster’s Schucks Your Country Needs You and the 2015 cult favourite Stone Cold Jane Austen.

Kagiso Mokgadi, better known as KG is a quintessential comedy heavyweight. Influenced by old-school comedy greats and unbound by the latest trends, KG’s gags are delivered from this unique perspective on life that will have you laughing for deep within your belly.

Alyn Adams, having survived a Catholic education and Durban upbringing, is a thirty-something who has been cracking up crowds with his quirky, thoughtful comedy since 1994. He has since been performing at every major stand-up initiative the country has to offer, even appearing at the occasional rock festival.

Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa, comments that “It’s a thrill for us to welcome the multi-talented Rob Van Vuuren to the Parker’s stage for the first time in May for some of his signature high energy, verbally dexterous stand up.  This must be the first time we’ve opened the floor to a man who’s so comfortable in his skin that he can move between being a comic, an actor, a ballroom dancer and the voice of Frothy the Bear!”

The evening will also feature the latest leg of the Comedy Central Open Mic Competition, with three up-and-coming comics selected to perform front of the live audience, and potentially earn the chance to make it to the finals on Thursday 24 September.

Comedy Central Presents Rob Van Vuuren Live at Parker’s kicks off at Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Montecasino, Johannesburg, at 20:00 CAT on Thursday 28 May 2015. Tickets are available at Computicket and at the door, priced ZAR 150.  Highlights from the show will premiere on TV on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on Monday 27 July at 21:10 CAT.

Stay tuned for news of the exciting July edition of Comedy Central Presents…Live at Parker’s starring Schalk Bezuidenhout live on stage on Thursday 27 August and the TV premiere on Monday 31 August.

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