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Al Prodgers Comedy Review in The Citizen Newspaper – Tuesday 1 March 2011 (CitiVibe) CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE Event: Stand Up And Fight Comedy Against Crime Comedians: Al Prodgers, Mel Miller, Chris Forrest, David Kabuka & John Vlismas Venue: Tanz Café, Buzz Shopping Centre, Fourways Back to Basics by Sibusiso Mkwanazi Veteran Mel Miller has audience in stitches South African comedy has probably been at its peak in the last year or so, as our comedians have not only been in demand locally, but have been invited to tickle funny bones internationally too. This has also resulted in a few drawbacks, like some of the material overlapping – namely, Julius Malema. This Tanz gig was hilarious in a general and non-Julius way. How refreshing. The line up resembled a comedy festival as some of South Africa’s top comics (including Mel Miller, who won the Lifetime Achiever Award at the inaugural South African Comic’s Choice Awards), took it back to basics, a trick which had the packed audiences in stitches with virtually every punchline. How these performers don’t laugh at their own jokes is beyond anyone’s understanding, as they range from the  universal favourites sex, money, differences between men and woman (and others) to music and a bit of politics. Overall the evening was side-splittingly funny as those who had paid R350 for admission and dinner found it difficult to stop laughing and get some sustenance for the long haul ahead. The pick of the night was by far Al Prodgers (left) who used observational and social comedy to great effect. His witty puns combined wit some made-up words, which everyone understood because of the context and his delivery, meant he received laughs and regular ovation. It is encouraging to see Tanz Café – voted Joburg’s Best Live Music Venue in 2009 and 2010 – full to capacity on a comedy night and one of the worst financial days of the month – a day before payday. It just goes to show that if the entertainment is good, the crowds will come. Credit cards are a blessing
2nd March 2011
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MEDIA: Al’s latest review in the Citizen Newspaper 
Al Prodgers Comedy Review in The Citizen Newspaper – Tuesday 1 March 2011 (CitiVibe) CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE Event: Stand Up And Fight Comedy Against Crime Comedians: Al Prodgers, Mel Miller, Chris Forrest, David Kabuka & John Vlismas Venue: Tanz Café, Buzz Shopping Centre, Fourways Back to Basics by Sibusiso Mkwanazi Veteran Mel Miller has audience in stitches South African comedy has probably been at its peak in the last year or so, as our comedians have not only been in demand locally, but have been invited to tickle funny bones internationally too. This has also resulted in a few drawbacks, like some of the material overlapping – namely, Julius Malema. This Tanz gig was hilarious in a general and non-Julius way. How refreshing. The line up resembled a comedy festival as some of South Africa’s top comics (including Mel Miller, who won the Lifetime Achiever Award at the inaugural South African Comic’s Choice Awards), took it back to basics, a trick which had the packed audiences in stitches with virtually every punchline. How these performers don’t laugh at their own jokes is beyond anyone’s understanding, as they range from the  universal favourites sex, money, differences between men and woman (and others) to music and a bit of politics. Overall the evening was side-splittingly funny as those who had paid R350 for admission and dinner found it difficult to stop laughing and get some sustenance for the long haul ahead. The pick of the night was by far Al Prodgers (left) who used observational and social comedy to great effect. His witty puns combined wit some made-up words, which everyone understood because of the context and his delivery, meant he received laughs and regular ovation. It is encouraging to see Tanz Café – voted Joburg’s Best Live Music Venue in 2009 and 2010 – full to capacity on a comedy night and one of the worst financial days of the month – a day before payday. It just goes to show that if the entertainment is good, the crowds will come. Credit cards are a blessing
2nd March 2011