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Friday, November 6, 2015


It's hard to live in South Africa for more than five minutes without looking around in wide-eyed bewilderment, and rhetorically asking/declaring: "what the EFF?"

So says Nik Rabinowitz who is currently running his satirical comedy show at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until tomorrow (November 7)

Whether it's Hippies practising attachment parenting - on their 23 year old fine art student sons, Militants marching into parliament in Pep store overalls and Italian shoes, or taxi drivers who manage to simultaneously cut you off and flip you the bird while paging through the newspaper and counting their money (are they octopi? HOW DO THEY DO IT?). At some point in every day, you will say: "What the EFF?"

Nik Rabinowitz aims to answer that question. Or maybe not answer it, so much as shake it a bit, and see what falls out. From the leafy green ganglands of Cape Town, to the imaginary book storage lockers of Limpopo, Rabinowitz casts his eye far and wide, and asks "What the EFF?"

And if politics isn't your cup of tea, the show promises plenty of other ridiculousness that'll have you shaking your head, and clutching your sides.

What the EFF? has one more performance tomorrow at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Booking at Computicket.