Al Prodgers Comedy ARTICLE: Weekend Witness for Double Take
Click here for the orginal article Wry, witty, wacky and warped Acclaimed comics pair up for first time   DURBAN comedy fans have the opportunity to enjoy a “double take” of outrageously funny stand- up comedy, featuring two of South Africa’s finest comedians, Al Prodgers and Warren Robertson, at the Seabrooke’s Theatre, at Durban High School, from August 24 to August 26, and the Rhumbelow Theatre from September 7 to  September 9.   Prodgers and Roberts have won international awards for their live stand-up comedy performances that are packed with sharp observations and warped explanations. Now they are appearing together for the first time in Durban. It’s the culmination of their quest to break boundaries, meet new audiences and be somewhere warm for the winter.   As comics they share a delight in humour that escapes the worn paths of racial stereotypes, exploring the more surprising and exciting aspects of being South African. Prodgers has a wry and witty comedic style, which he uses to surgically expose the funny bone in personal and political material, but never forgets our common humanity.   The South Africa Times in London wrote of his performance: “You’re likely to come away with new respect for the power of laughter and the role it has played in transforming a country.” An accredited member of the Proudly South African Campaign, Prodgers has been flying the comedy flag in places as diverse as Europe and Dubai, the Seychelles and Uganda. He was also a finalist at the Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off comedy competition in Toronto.   Robertson has been described by comic legend Mel Miller as “probably the smartest, funniest young comedian in the country today”. His comic inventiveness brought success in Britain, where he was the winner of numerous comedy competitions and appeared on a number of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was also nominated for a Comics Choice Award in the breakthrough category and has just sold out his own show Spamily at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.   Double Take carries anunder-18s age restriction to allow for the odd unscripted rant, as these guys relentlessly follow the funny on waves of outlandish invention.   Bookings through Computicket.   — Arts Editor
18th August 2012
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ARTICLE: Weekend Witness for Double Take
Click here for the orginal article Wry, witty, wacky and warped Acclaimed comics pair up for first time   DURBAN comedy fans have the opportunity to enjoy a “double take” of outrageously funny stand- up comedy, featuring two of South Africa’s finest comedians, Al Prodgers and Warren Robertson, at the Seabrooke’s Theatre, at Durban High School, from August 24 to August 26, and the Rhumbelow Theatre from September 7 to  September 9.   Prodgers and Roberts have won international awards for their live stand- up comedy performances that are packed with sharp observations and warped explanations. Now they are appearing together for the first time in Durban. It’s the culmination of their quest to break boundaries, meet new audiences and be somewhere warm for the winter.   As comics they share a delight in humour that escapes the worn paths of racial stereotypes, exploring the more surprising and exciting aspects of being South African. Prodgers has a wry and witty comedic style, which he uses to surgically expose the funny bone in personal and political material, but never forgets our common humanity.   The South Africa Times in London wrote of his performance: “You’re likely to come away with new respect for the power of laughter and the role it has played in transforming a country.” An accredited member of the Proudly South African Campaign, Prodgers has been flying the comedy flag in places as diverse as Europe and Dubai, the Seychelles and Uganda. He was also a finalist at the Yuk Yuks Great Canadian Laugh Off comedy competition in Toronto.   Robertson has been described by comic legend Mel Miller as “probably the smartest, funniest young comedian in the country today”. His comic inventiveness brought success in Britain, where he was the winner of numerous comedy competitions and appeared on a number of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was also nominated for a Comics Choice Award in the breakthrough category and has just sold out his own show Spamily at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.   Double Take carries anunder-18s age restriction to allow for the odd unscripted rant, as these guys relentlessly follow the funny on waves of outlandish invention.   Bookings through Computicket.   — Arts Editor
18th August 2012
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