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Sunday, August 22, 2010


Aussie comedy legend returns to SA!

After years of watching some of South Africa’s brightest and best talents push off to Australia, Parker’s Comedy is glad to announce a brief reversal of the trend. Joe Parker proudly presents outrageous comedy legend, Kevin Bloody Wilson on his third South African tour which takes in Jo’burg, Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, East London and Nelspruit in just 12 days!

A cult star in South Africa for over 25 years, Wilson earned his following in the gloomy 1980’s. His earthy lyrics and unashamedly blokey songs might have been banned by straight-laced South African broadcast censors, but that didn’t stop them spreading like wildfire on countless illegally-copied cassettes!

“For two weeks in August, the convict continent will be sending one of its finest talents to us,” says the publicity material. “Thanks to this Aussie original’s irrepressibly cheeky songs, a generation grew up knowing how to berate Santa Claus for delivering substandard Christmas presents, or how to ask a girl the important questions, like if her dad owns a brewery and if she’s, er, fun on first dates… Needless to say, those aren’t the words he uses – in fact, it’s best that maiden aunts and other easily offended types are warned about Kevin’s language well in advance.”

On his first visit to these shores in 1997, despite relying almost entirely on word-of-mouth publicity, Kevin sold out wherever he performed and the same situation happened when he toured again in 2008.

Fans should book early because the same response is expected this time round – especially as this bawdy legend has timed his visit to coincide with Tri-Nations madness! A sure-fire hit with anyone with a sense of humour, Kevin Bloody Wilson promises a no-holds-barred night out – but only for those who can cope with strong language, knee-slapping song parodies and some very, very funny home truths. Please note: no under 18’s allowed!

Kevin Bloody Wilson performs in Durban in the Playhouse Opera on August 25 and in Pietermaritzburg at the Royal Showgrounds on September 3. Tickets priced between R149 and R289 available from Computicket.