Laughter is key to the entertainment roster of Knysna Theatre, as three A-list comedy stars, Dalin Oliver, Mark Banks and Aaron McIlroy, share their views on the funny side of life this month. Knysna Theatre’s fully licensed Backdrop Bar will be open before and after each show, so come and enjoy.
Dalin Oliver on Adulting
Fresh from his nation-wide tour, Cape Town’s noted new-generation comic, Dalin Oliver, is set to take the Garden Route by storm with his hit stand-up comedy show – Adulting. Written and performed by Dalin, and directed by Stuart Taylor, this laugh-a-line act showcases the swiftly-rising, teacher-turned-comedian and ace radio jock in action. Since turning 30, Dalin says people expect him to have it all together, when in actual fact, it’s all falling apart. “Not literally, okay sometimes, but figuratively, mostly, because each day leads to more challenges and confusion about how to survive in the ‘big world’. Adulting is sooo hard people!”
Join Dalin as he spills the beans onstage in Adulting, at Knysna Theatre this evening and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday, 9 January and 10 January) at 7pm, and on Saturday 11th at 3pm.
Mark Banks On Ice
Next week [15 – 19 Jan], veteran comic Mark Banks comes out of hibernation to bring you a limited run of his new show, Mark Banks On Ice. Some nights, hints Banks, the Russian All-Star Mints will make a guest appearance. Really? Banks admits he has no idea how these random, outrageous notions pop out of him. They just do. In this entirely new show, Mark discusses all the things you’ve been obsessing over. Extreme Western Cape security measures; Elon Musk’s plans for world domination. Running into people from your high school who haven’t died yet. And coping with life in general. With burning issues such as these on the agenda, Mark will amaze you by jeté-ing across the stage, wowing you with his intellect while pirouetting on one toe, and performing moves that don’t even have a name in French…...
Catch Mark Banks On Ice from 15 to 19 January with evening performances at 8pm and a Sunday matinee at 3pm.
Aaron McIlroy on ADHD
Comedy legend Aaron McIlroy makes his Knysna debut this month-end with his one-of-a-kind hit show, ADHD. This hilarious take on the ‘problems’ of ADHD - and other ‘disturbing behavioral patterns’ - is portrayed by SA’s Master of Character Comedy, as Aaron takes you on a wild and whacky journey into the fantastical world of learning disorders. Facts and theories are turned on their heads, as we get a bird’s eye view into the chaotic and beautiful mind of Aaron McIlroy, who has lived with this ‘gift’ for the last half century. “If not exactly autobiographical, I certainly have inside information!” quips Aaron, whose hugely popular brand of humour has spiced up the theatre scene over several decades. Billed as a comedic steamroller without GPS, ADHD plays the Knysna Theatre on Thursday and Friday, 30 and 31 January at 8pm, with a Saturday matinee performance on 1 February at 3pm.
Bookings for shows running at Knysna Theatre are through Webtickets at Pick ‘n Pay, at Knysna Theatre box office, or online at www.webtickets.co.za.