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Friday, March 6, 2015


(Casper De Vries)

Casper De Vries will be bringing his wicked sense of humour, along with that of three accomplished accomplices, to The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway with one show only of CasperNades on March 8.

CasperNades is a bilingual 90 minute, laugh-a-minute improv comedy, that has enjoyed successful performances nationally. Now funnier than ever, Casper De Vries will be joined by Hannes Muller, André Schwartz and Karen Wessels. With it being an improvised show, audiences are guaranteed that every CasperNades performance offered is different from any other ever seen.

Razor sharp satire is the trademark of comedian, writer, actor and humourist Casper De Vries. One of the best Afrikaans comedians, his powerful stage presence, inventive humour and outspoken views combine into one comic tour de force that has held audiences transfixed from Pretoria to the London Palladium. Humanity, religion, the absurdity of human existence and the crazy world we live in all come – nothing is safe from De Vries’ piercing gaze. Not afraid to send up any subject under the sun, De Vries happily tramples over taboos, ensuring that no holy cow escapes his scrutiny.

Hannes Muller is no stranger to the entertainment industry, with a long list of theatre, television and film performances under his belt; but he is best known for his Naledi Award nominated performance in Groet Die Grotman.

André Schwartz has a well-established career in the entertainment industry, mostly in the music, musical theatre and television presenting spheres. André has only ever played the lead in the musical theatre productions he’s performed in (most recently Phantom of the Opera), so it’ll be interesting seeing him share the limelight.

The last in the line-up for the evening is the rose among the thorns, Karen Wessels. Karen has become a household name for her roles in Egoli, Begeertes and Song Vir Katryn. She also has a long history with Casper, having been the very popular Orpa in Haak & Steek.

This hilarious improv presentation is up there with television shows like Proesstraat and Whose Line Is It Anyway. Some of the topics touched on during CasperNades contain adult content (so there is a recommended age restriction of 16), but rest assured that the evening will offer good, light entertainment.

CasperNades has one performance on March 8. Tickets R180 pp. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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