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Renate Engelbrecht
Content producer
4 minute read
4 Nov 2021
2:35 pm

5 live comedy shows to watch in November

Renate Engelbrecht

From Radio Raps to Celeste Ntuli, these are the best comedy shows to add to your calendar this month.

Comedy shows to watch in November. Picture: iStock

You’re in for a treat this month with some great comedians set to entertain their audiences with exciting shows that cover a broad spectrum of relevant, everyday topics.

Pieter-Dirk Uys’ Lockup/Lockdown comedy show

Pieter-Dirk Uys
Pieter-Dirk Uys. Picture: Facebook

A sense of humour is a must-have for Pieter-Dirk Uys’ latest live laughter comedy variant, Lockup/Lockdown, which has been running at Theatre On The Bay since 19 October, with the last show set to take place on 6 November.

He has enlisted the help of some of his (and his fans’) favourite personalities, including the iconic Evita Bezuidenhout, Nowell Fine, Willie Wikkelspies, Boris Johnson and others for the show and the idea is to let laughter help make sense of the crazy world we’re currently living in.

Parental guidance is advised for audience members younger than 13.

Tickets: R200 at Computicket

Allan Committie’s Apocolaughs Now!

Alan Committie in his new comedy show Apocolaughs
Alan Committie. Picture: Facebook

Allan Committie is committed to keeping you laughing in the face of Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions that have turned the world upside down.

In his latest solo stand up show at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 5 to 14 November, the audience can expect mention of a global lockdown, Covid-19 brainwaves, earthquakes and sinkholes, 5G chips, The Queen’s Gambit, millennial mayhem alongside yoga yodelling and drunk people’s pronunciation of Julius Malema (Jerusalema).

In this comedy show Committie explores how to stay sane and healthy in body, mind and soul with his usual verbal wit and physical comedy shenanigans.

Tickets: R135-R220 at Computicket

ALSO READ: Much-needed comedic relief with Alan Committie’s new stand-up show

Celeste Ntuli’s Money and Men

In her first one-woman show since Black Tax four years ago (which is currently being aired on Showmax), Celeste Ntuli shares her hilarious views and poses some questions regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic, but also her take on how she has accepted her shortcomings in finding love whilst celebrating her achievements and successes in life.

The show, called Money and Men is largely about love, introspection, health and wealth, and navigating it all in a world that finds it difficult to understand her as a black woman.

The show takes place at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace from 12 to 13 November.

Tickets: R200 at Computicket

Comedy with Radio Raps’ #Wedirrit

Radio Raps' latest comedy show
Radio Raps. Picture: Facebook

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed so many things in life the past two years, with everyone battling to keep their heads above water whilst also attempting to stay sane. The South African life is unique, though and therefore South Africans’ way of dealing with the pandemic is also inevitably different to the rest of the world.

Talking about everyday issues during a pandemic is necessary, while you still need to be sensitive and try not to offend. Jonathan, also known as Radio Raps, is known for calling a spade a spade and in his new show, #Wedirrit, he opens up about how he experienced the Covid-19 pandemic. He describes the mental battles he had to fight, as well as what he learned from it in a way that only Jonathan can.

The audience can expect to face some hard facts and realise some inconvenient truths, while also enjoying a good laugh about personal faults and humanity in general.

Jonathan will present his all-new comedy show, #Wedirrit, at Carnival City, Mardi Gras from 18 to 20 November.

Tickets: R250 at iTickets

Skhumba Hlophe’s #CanWeLaughAlready

Comedian Skhumba Hlophe
Comedian Skhumba Hlophe. Picture: Facebook

On 26 and 27 November, comedian Skhumba Hlophe will have you lying on your back with laughter during his live comedy show at the Silverstar Centre.

With 2021 being a long year with ups and downs, he hopes to help you let your hair down and forget about the stresses you’ve encountered throughout the year. Skhumba’s brand-new ensemble show will bring much-needed comic relief, with some of his A-list comedian friends adding to the entertainment.

The show has an age restriction of 18.

Tickets: R160-R200 at Computicket