The blush-a-minute, laugh-a-minute tempest of a comedian, Casper De Vries, is set to take Carnival City by storm this month. Fans should brace for stomach wrenching laughter at the Mardi Gras Theatre when De Vries returns with a bang on 17 and 18 February.
“We are thrilled to host one of South Africa’s biggest names in Afrikaans (and now also English) comedy in 2017. It is true that dynamite comes in small packages,” says Michelle Smith, the marketing manager at Carnival City.
“More theatrical and intimate than before,” is how De Vries has described this show. “This time I’ll be performing in my living room,” says Casper who associates the comfort of being on stage with being in his living room. “I can walk up and down because I can, and it feels like home.”
This unapologetic comedian, actor, entertainer, painter, composer, director and producer is known for his absurdity on stage internationally. Although he initially catered only for the Afrikaans market in South Africa and also gained a significant following of Afrikaaners living abroad, he has recently acquired an abundance of English followers as well. This has come about as a result of his most recent work on Comedy Central Africa and Cliff Central. He also recently received the Savanna Comics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award.
The name Casper De Vries is synonymous with an endless list of characters and shows such as Oom Kallie Marie, Blertsie du Toit, Egoli, Proesstraat, Die Casper Rasper Show, Supersterre, and the most recent Doen met ‘n Miljoen, the Afrikaans version of Deal or no Deal which he hosts.
De Vries’s shows are not for the faint-hearted or easily-offended. The use of unabashed language and very bold views on topics such as humanity, religion, social norms, language and politics make this a show only for those over the age of 16. Tickets are available at Computicket.
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