If you’re looking for some laughs, the upcoming Big 5 Comedy Show is a sure-fire way of getting them
his much-acclaimed comedy show features five of SA’s biggest comedians: Stuart Taylor, Tumi Morake, Jason Goliath, Joey Rasdien and, of course, John Vlismas. It’s once again supported by Comedy Central and returns to the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg, on 27-28 July.
And it’s not just about the laughs, as legendary DJ Ready D will also be creating an electric atmosphere with his mixing skills.
Elisca Taylor of Taylor Made, who’s coproduced the show, says: “We’re delighted to bring audiences the biggest and best acts who are rarely seen together on the same stage. The line-up’s diverse and caters to all tastes, but the one thing they have in common is that they’re all industry giants.”
Don’t miss this side-splitting show!
IN VLISMAS VERITAS
What albums do you play before and after your shows? Before – Hexstatic’s Rewind. This is super-intelligent electronic music that sets the pre-show tone – literally. Afterwards, I play Tom Waits’s Rain Dogs. Anyone who doesn’t love Tom Waits doesn’t have a soul. After a show, when you just want to be still and vent some adrenaline, this is the perfect soundtrack for backstage.
Album guaranteed to lift your mood?
Daft Punk’s Alive 2007. These two robots are geniuses. It’s an epic, massive performance. This is music to play late at night with great headphones when seeking inspiration. I think it can also make you a little cleverer briefly.
Album that shaped you as a man? All albums – even the ones I didn’t like. Music is essential and the more you can get of it, the better. All that stimulation from so many different places, instruments, tempi and harmonies means that music is intelligence abstracted, and that’s very sexy.