We’re very excited! Yesterday we were able to confirm that we will be presenting a number of quality beers at the 2011 Vodacom Funny Festival which started at the Baxter Theatre last night! There is something about beer that goes really well with comedy, like sport, and so being able to present some amazing beers is going to make it a great festival!
We will be working in conjunction with The Forum’s Play Bar & Act Restaurant where our beers will also be available during the course of the festival, whether we are there or not, but we’ll be the testing depot, where you can come and enjoy a draught and hang out at our Beer Garden bar.
Starting this Wednesday (15 June) – Saturday (18 June) we are going to be serving Camelthorn Brewing Companies Helles (Unfiltered lager), Weizen (Bavarian Weissbeer) & the winter speciality the Camelthorn Bok (7% Weissbeer) from tap. We will also have Napier Lager & Ale on draught and the new Old Charlie Stout in bottles. From Grabouw we’ll have the handcrafted Everson’s Cider, and from Germany we will have Oettinger Export Lager & Hefeweissbier. The Act Restaurant will also be serving Camelthorn Brewing Companies Red American Ale & Fresh Weissbeer from the bottle.
We won’t be there every night – the Vodacom Funny Festival goes on until 10 July – but we will be there for many of the hottest nights!
There is a great line-up, that I have listed below, with our friend Alan Committie hosting the festival and a whole host of other acts that’ll tickle your fancy. But there is one person in particular that is really going to draw a crowd. The man with the infectious laugh, Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be performing with the cast of Funnies on the 21st of June for one show only in aid of The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre! That’s definitely a show of a life-time!
So here’s the line-up for the festival:
Master of Ceremonies: Alan Committie – South Africa’s top comedy host with a wit so sharp, it’s frightening.
Constable Carl – back to police the audience to make sure the evening runs smoothly.
Carl Wastie – GHFM’s afternoon-drive sports anchor,
Kalki Henenberg – Australia’s leading hula-hoop artist adds a touch of circular class.
Miss Ro – Korea’s world-famous award-winning magician and quick-change artist.
Eugene Khoza – Johannesburg’s hottest stand-up shares his views on the nitty gritty that makes South Africa tick.
Kev Orkian – comic pianist and genius, direct from the UK after huge acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival.
Shimmy Isaacs – direct from Worcester to Cape Town. Cape comedy at its very best.
Full House – from Switzerland, a husband-and-wife piano cabaret duo, with a touch of class and plenty of comedy (13–27 June only)
The boy with tape on his face – from New Zealand, Edinburgh Festival 2010 sensation, top stand-up with a physical show which is so different and so brilliant (28 June–10 July only).
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN AID OF THE DESMOND TUTU PEACE CENTRE:
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has agreed to perform along with the cast for a single performance on 21 June. Tickets for this performance cost R250, and no discounts will apply.
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
Age Restriction: Not recommended for children under 18
Dates and Times:
Monday–Saturday at 20:00
Sunday, 10 July, at 20:00
21 June only: R250 (no discounts)
10–29 tickets R110
30–49 tickets R100
50–99 tickets R95
100 or more tickets R90
Entire house R85
Here’s a little clip of New Zealand’s The Boy With Tape On His Face who’ll be at the festival from 28 June to 10 July, and who I am sure is going come and join us for a couple of beers!
Just remember that no bottles are allowed into the theatre, and we do promote responsible drinking because drinking and driving isn’t funny. It’s just plain stupid.