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Wednesday, August 11, 2021


Aaron McIlroy’s The Loser returns - Durban’s “King of Comedy” reprises his legendary smash hit!

The Loser’s back! Due to insatiable public demand, the highly acclaimed and hilarious “motivational speaking” musical comedy show, The Loser, starring Durban’s multi-award-winning comedian Aaron McIlroy in one of his best solo performances, returns!

There will be two afternoon performances at Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban on August 14 and 15, 2021.

This smash hit Vita Award-winning comedy has played countless venues, delighting audiences throughout the country as it draws back the curtain on those interminable motivational speaker sessions one has endured at mind-numbing conferences and seminars.

In contrast to today’s vogue for unadorned stand-up comedy, the hallmark of McIlroy’s shows remains their sheer value for money, offering fully-fledged, uniquely-presented theatrical entertainment, as opposed to mere off-the-cuff joke-spinning (although when it comes to “winging it” in the heat of the moment, this master of mirth has few equals).

The production mercilessly lampoons public speakers, subjecting the business of corporate motivation and “sales-speak” to a rigorous shake-down as an irrepressible roster of outlandish and manic individuals take the floor in McIlroy’s wacky style.

Topping his hilarity stakes, McIlroy introduces his audience to his inimitable alter ego, the one and only Truscott Price, that most unconventional of motivational speakers, whose offbeat leaps in logic and tragi-comic past pose formidable challenges to his “magnetic” appeal and all-or-nothing positivism.

And Truscott’s just one of the line-up in the show. The Loser is jam-packed with high energy theatrical content, interspersed with great rock ‘n roll hits from the likes of Queen, Peter Gabriel, Lou Vega and not forgetting the “King of Rock” - Elvis.

This legendary act guarantees unbeatable entertainment, a must-see for anyone in need of a generous dose of laughter.

Performances take place at 14h00 on August 14 and 15. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

“Whilst we are not changing our 2020 pricing, we would ask that if you are able to, please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price,” says Roland Stansell who runs the Rhumbelow circuit.

Tickets minimum R200 (no discounts for this show). Bring food picnic baskets or buy from Kevin. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises).

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members together.

Limited secure parking available.

With the current Covid levels, capacity is limited to 50 people max. Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636 or visit

Strict Covid protocols will be observed. Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Durban.