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Saturday, March 1, 2014


(Nik Rabinowitz)

For one night only – Monday (March 3) - the world's leading Jewish-speaking Xhosa comedian, Nik Rabinowitz, will perform at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway - an appropriate venue for one of only two Jewish boys in the last two thousand years to be born in a barn.

Aside from winning numerous awards such as SA Stand-Up Comic Of The Year (2008/2009), he has starred in Bafunny Bafunny (Top Seven South African comics) at The Royal Albert Hall (2010); made a guest appearance on BBC 2's Mock The Week (2011); and has performed internationally in the UK, Holland, Australia, Nigeria and Canada. Nik has been hosting a weekly satirical radio show, The Week That Wasn't, on 702 since 2008 and has been the voice of Tutu, Khanyi Mabu and countless other characters on ZA News ( since 2009.

To date, Nik has produced and performed eight hilarious one-man shows and has just finished a seven week run with his latest offering, Stand Up, at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre, now coming to Durban for one night!

"The show is about so many things,” Nik explains, “like the time I went to Canada and heard about a moose eating flowers in a Shoprite. And the time I went to Israel to play cricket to bring about world peace (fail), and the other time I babysat our kids for three full hours. There's a whole lot more, of course, with some of our favourite characters like Oscar and Julius and Jacob and Helen, all part of this poorly lit, insane reality TV series we call South Africa. Join me as I take the Pistorius out of almost everything."

Tickets R150 pp and for bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 – 566 3045 or visit For further information e-mail or visit