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Monday, November 4, 2013


(The inimitable Mark Banks!)

Go for broke with Mark Banks! South African comedy legend Mark Banks is back – and this time he is going for broke in his new one-man show Banksrupt! which comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban this week.

After several years of working on the biggest comedy line-up shows in South Africa, Banks makes a triumphant return. The legendary multi-purpose improviser and lighting speed anarchist just keeps getting better! The Royal Albert Hall, the Hammersmith Apollo and the PE Opera House are better off having hosted this iconic showman.

Banksrupt! has been years in the making and in consultation with two wise men, a babbling gnome and Kobus Wiese, the show promises to be his greatest comedy work yet.

‘The title is about where we are as a nation – we’re broke – financially, morally and mentally and I want to sketch out the villains behind this sorry state we’re in, obviously with a tongue in cheek flavour to keep it interesting,’ says Banks. According to witnesses the show is described as ‘Screamingly funny…’, ‘Up to the minute’ and ‘technically, libel’. This production has even been rated as ‘Blazing’.

The show, which is being produced by Whacked: Special Project, incorporates stand-up, sketch and video making it one that the world could not ignore. Catch Mark Banks live in Banksrupt! He takes no prisoners, and your money!

Banksrupt runs at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from November 6 to 24 with shows from Wednesday to Friday at 19h30; Saturdays at 14h30 and 19h30 and Sundays 18h00. Tickets R100 booked through Computicket. The show carries an age restriction of no under-13s.

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