Al Prodgers Comedy MEDIA: IOL: Tonight - Prodgers and Robertson act tests waters
Click here for the original article Prodgers and Robertson act tests waters By Latoya Newman ACCLAIMED comedians Al Prodgers and Warren Robertson bring their first joint show to Durban this week and apparently the reason for them hooking up is mainly because Prodgers loves Robertson “for his body”. Asked why they chose Durban to the stage the show first, Robertson said it was because the city was a great place to “test new things”. Okay, before I get myself and Tonight sued, let me clarify the above statements – which I only wrote as a payback stunt because I was warned my interview with the two crazy comics last week was being recorded. Yes! Prodgers and Robertson are coming to Durban this week. And no! They have not hooked up; they’ll just be bringing the crazy on stage together in their stand-up comedy show, Double Take. Prodgers said Robertson would be taking the first half of the show and himself the second, with a bit of an off-the-wall mish-mash with the audience in between. A teaser for the tour (check it out on www.alprodgers.co.za) provides clips from each comedian in previous shows, giving a taste of the hilarity each has to offer. But they are going to take the funny to a whole new level, judging from their interaction with each other and me during that insane experience of an interview. Robertson explains how the show came about: “This was Prodgers’s idea. Whenever we saw each other at gigs we realised we share a sense of humour. Prodgers said he wanted to tour and it just took off from there.” Prodgers continues: “We wanted to introduce ourselves to Durban. Also, I really enjoy Robertson’s mind, he’s got this mind…,” to which Robertson breaks in: “He really just loves me for my body!” Brief pause. Silence. Burst of laughter. I then get that it is them pranking me for the second time and I join the laughter as we carry on. “When I see Robertson on stage, I see this brilliant guy acting crazy and I’m the kind of crazy guy acting brilliant,” says Prodgers. Robertson picks up on answering why they chose Durban to debut their show: “Durban has a whole lot of experience when it comes to comedy. Some of the best comedians in the country come from Durban.” Soon before we part ways, Robertson decides it best to send me off with a vivid image floating around in my mind: “No, really, you don’t want to know that Prodgers is wearing no pants,” he blurts out. Of course, Prodgers joins in on their third prank and offers: “I came to his office to do this interview and he told me it was No Pants Day at work!” They have honed their comedy skills in Canada, the UK and slightly more (comedically) surreal places such as Uganda and Dubai. Prodgers can be wry, witty and whimsical, but he never forgets our 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.” Robertson has been described by comic legend, Mel Miller, as: “Probably the smartest, funniest young comedian in the country today.” This pair is bringing their best material material to Durban, but have also left space for improvised interaction with the audience to keep every evening topical. It’s this unpredictable element and a few adult references that ensure Double Take gets a No under-18 age restriction. Catch Double Take at the Seabrooke’s Theatre (R85) from Friday to Sunday and at the Rhumbelow Theatre (R100) from September 7 to 9. Bookings are through Computicket. This article first appeared on www.iol.co.za for Tonight: August 21 2012 at 11:18am
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MEDIA: IOL: Tonight - Prodgers and Robertson act tests waters
Click here for the original article Prodgers and Robertson act tests waters By Latoya Newman ACCLAIMED comedians Al Prodgers and Warren Robertson bring their first joint show to Durban this week and apparently the reason for them hooking up is mainly because Prodgers loves Robertson “for his body”. Asked why they chose Durban to the stage the show first, Robertson said it was because the city was a great place to “test new things”. Okay, before I get myself and Tonight sued, let me clarify the above statements – which I only wrote as a payback stunt because I was warned my interview with the two crazy comics last week was being recorded. Yes! Prodgers and Robertson are coming to Durban this week. And no! They have not hooked up; they’ll just be bringing the crazy on stage together in their stand-up comedy show, Double Take. Prodgers said Robertson would be taking the first half of the show and himself the second, with a bit of an off-the-wall mish-mash with the audience in between. A teaser for the tour (check it out on www.alprodgers.co.za) provides clips from each comedian in previous shows, giving a taste of the hilarity each has to offer. But they are going to take the funny to a whole new level, judging from their interaction with each other and me during that insane experience of an interview. Robertson explains how the show came about: “This was Prodgers’s idea. Whenever we saw each other at gigs we realised we share a sense of humour. Prodgers said he wanted to tour and it just took off from there.” Prodgers continues: “We wanted to introduce ourselves to Durban. Also, I really enjoy Robertson’s mind, he’s got this mind…,” to which Robertson breaks in: “He really just loves me for my body!” Brief pause. Silence. Burst of laughter. I then get that it is them pranking me for the second time and I join the laughter as we carry on. “When I see Robertson on stage, I see this brilliant guy acting crazy and I’m the kind of crazy guy acting brilliant,” says Prodgers. Robertson picks up on answering why they chose Durban to debut their show: “Durban has a whole lot of experience when it comes to comedy. Some of the best comedians in the country come from Durban.” Soon before we part ways, Robertson decides it best to send me off with a vivid image floating around in my mind: “No, really, you don’t want to know that Prodgers is wearing no pants,” he blurts out. Of course, Prodgers joins in on their third prank and offers: “I came to his office to do this interview and he told me it was No Pants Day at work!” They have honed their comedy skills in Canada, the UK and slightly more (comedically) surreal places such as Uganda and Dubai. Prodgers can be wry, witty and whimsical, but he never forgets our 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.” Robertson has been described by comic legend, Mel Miller, as: “Probably the smartest, funniest young comedian in the country today.” This pair is bringing their best material material to Durban, but have also left space for improvised interaction with the audience to keep every evening topical. It’s this unpredictable element and a few adult references that ensure Double Take gets a No under-18 age restriction. Catch Double Take at the Seabrooke’s Theatre (R85) from Friday to Sunday and at the Rhumbelow Theatre (R100) from September 7 to 9. Bookings are through Computicket. This article first appeared on www.iol.co.za for Tonight: August 21 2012 at 11:18am
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