On Saturdays, comic Marc has little time for lottering about
I USUALLY work on a Friday and 95 percent of the time I would be doing double shows on a Saturday, so Saturday mornings I cherish like gold.
I love breakfast at a very nice coffee shop and there are many around Cape Town.
Neo is one of my favourites. When I’m walking my dog and my partner Anwar is with me, then we always stop over at Newport because they’ve got Tupperware with water in them for dogs.
I’m an early riser. My aunt told me the older you get, the fewer hours you sleep. Nobody warned me, so I thought I was waking up with amazing Oprah inspiration at, like, half past five.
So the dog gets to walk very early and I get to eat very early, which is great. I have a brown dachshund, Tina. She controls my life, as dachshunds do. The other dog that I had, Billy, was my dog and Tina is very much Anwar’s dog, and the dogs reflect our personalities.
Anwar is the complete opposite of me. He brings a lot of stability to my life. I’m 41 now and at this stage I’m sort of calming down, which is great for my work.
Then I go back home on a Saturday morning and I usually just chill and then think about the shows and the week that’s gone.
Also catching up with a movie on TV. Something that I usually record on TV. I’m lying, it’s not a movie, I record Judge Judy during the week. She makes the most sense – people don’t believe me yet. I think about her at odd times because she talks about friendship and people you should watch out for. Okay, she’s a bit like John Wayne, Wild Wild West, but, you know, it’s very applicable.
I lived in Sea Point for years and now I’ve bought a flat in Green Point. It’s a kind of shift into adult world. It’s a place that we kind of bulldozed down and redesigned ourselves – in a complex. There’re six of us. It’s the first place that I’ve owned. So now I ignore calls from call centres because you recognise the number for the home loans departments.
I will go the beach, but I’m a swimming pool person. Particularly on a hot summer’s day – that would be my thing. I love the pool. If I’m having a great show in the evening, I will go out after the last show.
I’m hoping to bump into people who were at the show and they can, like, tell me I was great. I’ll go dancing and usually end up at Beaulah or Bronx. Lately I’ve been going to Chevelle simply because they allow you to wear takkies and there’s a nice crowd who hangs out there.
Sunday mornings at half past nine, we are at the movie house. I can’t go later on a Sunday because it gets really busy. There’s always somebody who thinks that they’re making this amazing comment. They’re the first people to say, “Ooh, don’t sit in front of me.” And then the biltong and popcorn people come in the late afternoon and they get really noisy. We usually catch movies at Nouveau so we’re always going to the Waterfront, which is fine on a Sunday morning because people are still waking up. Even the staff are still waking up.
Sunday afternoons we’ll go out to a nice restaurant, have great food, great wine. I love Col’Cacchio on the Foreshore because the food there has always been great, the vibe there is always fantastic and I get vouchers – now I do, since they’ve seen me there often enough. I love Thai food so I’m always at Chef Pon’s, if I’m in the mood for Thai food. I also love spicy food and I can’t make it myself, and that means I’m always at Bukhara.
I like to pretend that I’ve cooked. If I invite friends over for dinner, I usually take an empty pot to Bukhara. The people who really expect me to come with my empty pot are at Maharajah because they’ve been doing it for me for years. And they really make it look like it’s my own. There’s even a separate bowl with salads and stuff. Friends arrive and we all have a wonderful time and everyone pretends they don’t really know it’s Maharajah and then they get drunk and then they say it’s Maharajah. It’s been like that for years. I can’t let my hair down on a Sunday night because I’ve got a personal trainer at 8 o’clock on a Monday morning – deliberately. It could happen at three but I made it at eight.
FUNNY WEEKEND: Comedian Marc Lottering takes a dip outdoors with his duck.