It’s true. John Vlismas has accepted a challenge to perform a show without swearing. At all. None. Nothing. Nada. Shit.
John Vlismas’ new one-man show promises a twist like never before.
Vlismas says that the show will be 70 mins of dark observation,
outrageous opinion and thought-provoking belly laughter – all without
the use of his signature foul language.
“I was challenged by someone that I couldn’t be funny without
swearing. Obviously, I told him to *&(^& himself while his mother &*^%
$&% the *^&^ of a sailor with her &^%%^ while the dockyard dog (*&^
his )(*&). But then I thought about it. How hard could it be to make
a show just as challenging, just as dangerous and just as funny as I
always want them to be without using all my favourite words? If Julius
Malema can get where he is, and George Bush can score two terms, and
Steve Hofmeyer can survive a suicide bombing by his own colon, why
can’t I be “black and clean?”
For fans of the filth, Vlismas vows that they won’t even realise that
it’s missing – kind of like the sugar in Coke Zero, but without the
weird after taste and anal leakage afterwards, well, not the
Be sure to book for this award-winning maniac’s new show, as Vlismas
has asked management to keep the venues small and intimate, like his
beloved Comedy Underground, the spiritual home of dark comedy in SA.
This is most definitely a show not to be missed.
JHB RUN – The Fringe Theatre (Formerly the Tesson Theatre) at the JHB Civic Theatre from the 2nd June – 13th June 2009
JHB – tickets available through Computicket or book through the Theatre Box Office directly for group discounts.
Ticket prices are R 130 including Computicket charges, but the Box Office at The theatre is offering group discounts, as mentioned.
DBN RUN – The Heritage Theatre, Hillcrest, KZN from the 16th June – 21st June 2009.
Dbn – Tickets available through Strictly Tickets or through the Theatre directly.
Tickets for BOTH JHB & DBN SHOWS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
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