HOMESPUN HI­LAR­ITY

If you’re look­ing for some laughs, the up­com­ing Big 5 Comedy Show is a sure-fire way of get­ting them

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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.

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