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Sunday, October 11, 2015


(Darren Maule)

Fans of comedy are in for a treat with a duet of laughs from two of KZN most well-known voices, Darren Maule and Neville Pillay, when they take to the stage at Hilton College Theatre for their show LOL on October 23.

Known for coaxing people out of bed in the mornings, the two radio DJs - who both host breakfast shows - are equally comfortably sharing jokes over the radio waves as they are standing up in front of an auditorium full of people.

Maule has been a familiar name and face on the South African entertainment circuit for over 20 years. He is one of the country’s top stand-up comedians. The East Coast Radio personality has starred in award-winning television series and he has featured in numerous TV advertisements, both locally and internationally. Television viewers will remember the funny-man Darren Maule from the Survivor Santa Carolina Island in early 2010. He is also an accomplished actor and in the same year, 2010, Darren enjoyed stage success as one of the leads in the Tim Plewman farce Grin and Bare It.

Maule will also be appearing in this year’s adult panto Aladdin Grey Street which runs at Greyville Racecourse from November 10 to December 30. He will be adopting a somewhat different public persona, that of the Genie of the Lamp in this year’s grown-up version of Aladdin. Maule is no stranger to the stage, having trained as a professional actor. He has appeared in a host of productions in Gauteng. However, this is the first time Durban audiences will get a chance to see him in character on stage. Written and directed by Darren King, Aladdin Grey Street promises to be a bumper offering of good old-fashioned belly laughs and a liberal dose of saucy naughty gags. 

Pillay who hosts the Morning Rush on Lotus fm, a show that is unique in that it is the only breakfast show in South Africa that consistently produces fresh new local content every day in the form of skits and song parodies. The scam calls are hilarious and the song parodies go viral regularly. The comedian also has three movies under his belt – Attack of the Indian Wereworld; 31 Million Reasons and Curry and Vice. Added to being a renowned radio DJ, he is an avid music lover, film producer, eMcee and of course, comedian. 

“My motto in life is ‘Always be different but never in a stupid way!’ It has always been my dream to be on radio and to make people laugh, I am one of the luckiest people around as I get to live that dream being different in a clever way every day,” states a smiling Pillay.

LOL with Darren Maule and Neville Pillay has one performance at Hilton College Theatre on October 23 at 19h30. Tickets R150. For more information visit or contact Sheryl on 033 383 0126.