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Thursday, September 13, 2012


(Jem Atkins)

Join local comedian Jem Atkins in his one-man, witty, funny and fascinatingly honest glimpse at marriage, surviving divorce, the corporate grind and a chronic fear of dating, all whilst raising the worlds sweetest little boy - alone!

The Single Dad debuted earlier this year at the Seabrooke Theatre at DHS, and also received rave reviews at this year’s Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

After nearly five years in the comedy industry, Northwood and UKZN old boy Jem Atkins has garnered a reputation as a highly talented comedian. He is, however, no stranger to the stage having been involved in Playhouse Company productions since the age of 13.

His humour is sometimes dry, sometimes bitter but mostly full of high energy intelligent observations, dotted with quirky antics and realistic impressions. His sharp witted performance makes for hilarious audience interactions as he artfully skirts the line between funny and edgy, covering a range of topics including marriage, fatherhood, dating, divorce, holidaying in India, gay animals and people with accents.

He has toured Cape Town and Johannesburg, sharing the stage with John Vlismas, Rob Van Vuuren, Robby Collins, Chris Forest, Mel Miller and David Newton. He is well known on the Durban Comedy Circuit having hosted and headlined at most comedy venues alongside Neville Pillay, Jailoshini Naidoo, Dusty Rich and Gareth Woods.

The Single Dad runs from September 14 to 16 at the Stirling Theatre, Durban North, Italian Club, 82 Fairway. Performances at 20h00 (15h00 on September 16). Tickets R80, BYO picnics and snacks. There is a cash bar but regret no credit card facility. Bookings on 076 786 1127 or email