A show about all things stand up comedy - both locally and internationally. It's about the business of stand up, the comedians, the shows and what's going on in the general sphere of stand up and the industries attached.
NUNS on the Run
We try to do a highlights reel for you to round off 2018. Then some biking NUNS (an acronym) join us and hijack the show. Trust us, you know nothing about lady biking clubs. Until you meet N*ggers Under No Supervision... and we possibly say the N word way too much on this episode. We started our own Comedians Under No Supervision. CUNS!
Walk the Lines
This episode was recorded in Martin Evans’ rooftop flat in Bree St, Cape Town. We start off with an interesting chat about comedians being s****y at financial management. Then we call Rabin Harduth who has a new club opening called The Comedy Comedy Club. Then something completely new for us... can you imagine a fully personalised, guided tour of the streets of Cape Town? Including the sounds of sirens and tour buses. With Martin pointing out the phenomenon of 'pop up comedy’ venues. Within 4 blocks we come across 10 venues offering comedy. Eric and Richelieu are busy at their real jobs, but we manage to call Ryan!
Thanksgiving: Not Just About Turkeys
Take a listen to Ryan and Dave get as deep and emotional as two males can get. It’s been an interesting year for comedy, with some obscure and underground concepts becoming mainstream. These days people seem to be more educated around comedy issues. They know where the clubs are, they can name more than 5 comedians, there’s stand up on Netflix etc. So there’s really no excuse. We decided to give thanks for what we have... instead of looking over the imaginary wall to see how the ‘Joneses’ are doing. The key element? Stay in your lane. Your journey has to be owned and followed by you. And it holds true in comedy as much as in life. Eric was at work making Black Friday announcements.
In da Cluuurb
Making comedy clubs great again... what tips do we have for the dedicated comedy clubs of SA? Do comedians have any advice to offer the owners. Turns out the 2018 JustNow Comedy Club Awards are overdue. We even get a real club owner on the show. Kurt Schoonraad has recently celebrated 5 years in the biz! Eric is in CT and Richelieu’s son breaks the record for the youngest guest. And even Rob Van Vuuren calls in!
Extra Extra Read All About It!
Welcome to the JUSTNOW Book Club. First rule of Book Club? Bring a book with. Do comedians read books about comedy? Or do they like the serious stuff? Ryan reads e-books. Vittorio Leonardi has books for days. Dave has his favourite joke book that helps him get through the day. Richelieu finds help in The Art of War! Who knew?
Are you doing your ‘skit’?
Richelieu believes in some unwritten comedy rules. Basic comedy values. Are there rules for new comics? Is it ok to have rules? We also discuss whether Durban has a sustainable scene, and if stereotype observations are still relevant. Can male comics do the ping pong ball trick? We reveal this, and even found a client who has manners. Eric had a real gig so he wasn’t late... and Woody sent some fantastic memes!