Photo Flash: Meet Nik Rabinowitz and KG from STAND UP at the Baxter
Nik Rabinowitz is back with an all-new show called STAND UP that takes the Pistorius out of everything South African, whilst simultaneously giving ourselves and the world a deep, full-cavity medical check-up. Embark on a thrilling journey through contemporary South Africa's political and social landscape and emerge at the other end, sane and happy to live in one of the most tjatjarag countries on planet earth. It's so funny, it's almost criminal.
"It's about so many things," is how Rabinowitz begins to describe the show. He continues: "Like the time I went to Canada and heard about a moose eating flowers in a Shoprite. And the time I went to Israel to play cricket to bring about world peace (fail). And the other time I babysat our kids for three full hours. There's a whole lot more, of course, with some of our favourite characters like Oscar and Julius and Jacob and Helen, all part of this poorly lit, insane reality TV series we call South Africa."
Rabinowitz's opening act is comedian KG, whose act has lighting a blaze on comedy trails around the country. Rabinowitz jokes, 'He is exceptionally talented and I'm taking a major risk by putting him on before me, because if he's as good as I think he is, I'm basically screwed. It'll also make things awkward between us while the show is running, which is too bad because I really like him as a person.'
STAND UP, starring Nik Rabinowitz with opening act Kagiso 'KG' Mokgadi, is currently running at the Baxter Concert Hall from 26 November to 11 January 2014, from Mondays to Fridays at 8:30pm, and on Saturdays at 9:00pm, including on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day at 8:30pm and on New Year's Eve at 10:00pm. Tickets cost from R110 to R150, except for the New Year's Eve performance, which costs R200 per person if booked by 1st December or R210 per person thereafter. The age restriction for the show is PG16.
All booking is via Computicket or 08619158000. You can preview of show on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPP4ACv38hE).
Photo credit: Jonx Pillemer