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Saturday, November 17, 2018


(Carvin Goldstone)

Hot off the heels of his international tour, popular comedian, Carvin Goldstone, steps off the stage and "in front" of the big screen!

A new venture, NuMetro Cinemas and Carvin have teamed up to bring live comedy to the movie theatre.

"The plan is to introduce live comedy at movie theatres around the country in partnership with NuMetro" explained Goldstone, "The idea is to have regular comedy nights at Numetro moving forward. This is something we spoke about earlier this year and we're happy to finally be launching it.

Dubbed NuMetro Comedy Nights, the venture will see a host of one-man and one-woman shows, ensemble line-ups, and themed stand-up comedy shows take place over the next year.

"There is a great demand for fresh, accessible stand-up comedy in South Africa. This initiative ticks all the boxes in terms of bringing fresh talent and comedy content to a highly accessible stage," said Goldstone.

"Eventually we'd like to roll out the comedy in NuMetro cinemas across the country. So together with Numetro, this is a good test to see how the market responds to hosting stand-up comedy in a movie theatre. We thought it was a great fit. Movie theatres have tiered / cinema-style seating, it's an intimate space and perfect for comedy. So we are really hoping the public jumps on this because it's going to be something new, something fresh and something for everyone to enjoy," he said.

But, offering a taste of the funny to come in the 2019, the NuMetro Comedy Nights launch event will see Goldstone performing a one-man show of new and recent ideas from his tours around the world.

Goldstone is one of the biggest names in South African Comedy. His recent accomplishments include winning Comics Choice Comedian of the Year (2018) - considered the "Oscars" of SA Comedy. Previous winners include Trevor Noah and Loyiso Gola.

A well-travelled international act, Goldstone has performed in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and across Southern Africa, including Swaziland and Zimbabwe. This includes being invited to perform The Magners International Comedy Festival - the biggest comedy festival in Asia - and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival - the third largest comedy festival in the world! These tours took place in 2018.

NuMetro Comedy Nights stages on November 27at Cornubia, Cinema 4; November 28 at Galleria, Cinema 3; and November 29 at The Pavilion, Cinema 3.

All shows are at 20h00. Tickets R120 via, R150 at the door. Whatsapp 0815195399 for bookings/queries.