J. BOBS LIVE: OFF THE RECORD Comes to Alexander Upstairs
Celebrated Writer, Director and Performer J.Bobs Tshabalala is back in Cape Town with his live game show Off The Record.
What is it you ask?
Is it improvisation, theatre sports, stand up comedy?
It does borrow from the tropes of theatre sports. It does demand an inclination toward improvisation. There are elements of stand-up comedy in it. But, all in all, these are GAME SHOWS! We are talking Buzzers, Bells, Quizzes, Prizes, Challenges, Points, Teams, Rivalry, Cheats, The Works!
This show has become a cult gem due to its high energy, edgy and entertaining performance style. One second it is a riotous laughter festival and the next second it is a scathing critique of how complicit we all are in the horrors that make up this nation. It is an exploration rich in critical engagement, robust debate and thorough research. The competition element then decorates all these complex workings in a way that makes even the most gruesome subject matter digestible.
This is the two time Cape Town Fringe Award winning performance which scooped the "Freshest Show" and "Spirit of Fringe" awards. In 2018, it won the Gold Ovation Award at The National Arts Festival.
Do yourself a favour and come and see why this concept is creating such a large buzz in the alternative live arts sphere.
There's an amazing line up of fascinating and funny guests including entertainers, writers, intellectuals and smarty-pants. Here's the line-up so far, but be warned! It is subject to change.
Tuesday the 29th January:
Terence Mentor, Tazme Pillay, Tim Leibbrandt & Kyle De Villiers
Wednesday the 30th Januray
Sam Beckbessinger, Tamira Gunzburg, and Anja Venter & Limpho Moeti of podcast Bad Form
Thursday the 31st of January
Matthew Barge, Ernesto Ismail, Amit Prag & Marty Kintu
Friday the 1st of February
Sam Wilson, Codi Carelse, Carla Lever & Gerald Schreiner
Saturday the 2nd of February at 4pm
Saturday the 2nd of February at 9pm
Rob Coutts and TBA
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