On The Flipside With John Vlismas

Who would believe that you would be able to spot the BIG 5 in the Mother City herself? No one – and they would be right.


But you do have the chance to see the BIG 5 comedy legends live in Cape Town as Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Joey Rasdien, Stuart Taylor and Tumi Morake all take to the stage (uncaged) on Saturday, 13 October at the Grand Arena (Grand West Casino and Entertainment World). Comedian, John Vlismas joins our host, Nadia Hearn today from 2pm.

Legendary DJ Ready D will join them for The Big 5 Comedy Show that founder and comedian Stuart Taylor says, “Is as rare spotting the Big 5 itself”. He explains: “Seeing a lineup of comics of this caliber performing together is extraordinary, and is also made up of comics with diverse performance styles – ensuring that there is truly something for everyone.”

The show, which was founded in 2016, has since then grown in leaps and bounds. “For the event in October, you don’t only get 5 big names on 1 big stage, but we’re also creating an experience second to none. A beautiful set, an award-winning lighting designer and an award-winning DJ all work together to create a show that is world class and uniquely South African,” states Taylor.

A history lesson on the Big 5

Taylor says that whenever he performs outside of SA, audiences always comment that South African comics tend to have a unique perspective on the world. “SA comedy is seen as a new, interesting alternative option to American and British humour.

“I started toying with the idea to showcase our uniquely SA comedic style in the rest of the world, but would need to trial the concept first in SA. I gave it a lot of thought and started thinking about the comics I’d want to work with. The name ‘Big 5’ popped up as a uniquely African concept that is known around the world, and has very positive connotations. The rest, as they say, is history.”

The Big 5 Comedy Show is proudly supported by Comedy Central Africa and Heart FM.

How to book your tickets for the Big 5 Comedy Show

Join Taylor, Goliath, Vlismas, Rasdien, Morake and DJ Ready D on Saturday, 13 October by purchasing your tickets at www.computicket.com or from any Computicket outlet such as Shoprite and Checkers Moneymarkets.

Tickets range from R180 to R300 and the event is rated PG16. Doors open at 19:00 and the show will commence at 20:00.

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