The 5th Annual Fruit of the Loom Armchair Comedy Festival Returns for 2017
The Annual Armchair Comedy Festival in association with Fruit of the Loom, will be taking place at the Fruit of the Loom ObviouZly Armchair Theatre in Observatory and is set to attract some of South Africa’s top comedians. Running over 7 days, the festival will kick off from Sunday 3 December 2017 and end on Sunday 10 December 2017.
The first of it’s kind in the country, the week long comedy fringe festival will feature some of SA’s finest comedians doing their one man/ woman shows or
Comments Gino Fernandez, festival organizer and comedian: “ We are doing something different to other festivals so that we can contribute to uplifting the comedy standards in Cape Town by providing an inexpensive platform for comedians to showcase their content, as well as getting a return for their efforts.”
A 45 minute show will run every hour from 8pm to 10pm, with extra shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Comedians confirmed for the festival include Stuart Taylor, Nik Rabinowitz, Dylan Skews, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Yaseen Barnes, Angel Campey, Robby Collins, Lindi Johnson and many more.
Along with Fruit of the Loom, the ObviouZly Armchair Theatre will be running a social media competition in search of SA’s next rising star. The competition will run prior to the comedy festival and require entrants to post a short clip of themselves performing a short set. Gino Fernandez, together with Fruit of the Loom and the owners of the ObviouZly Armchair Theatre will select their top 20 and will allow social media to do the rest. The winner will have a chance to perform at the 5th Annual Armchair Comedy Festival alongside well-known comedy acts.
“We’re delighted to be hosting another year of the Armchair Comedy Festival and foresee this as being one of the best years yet. We’re especially looking forward to running the social media competition for Cape Town’s next rising star with Fruit of the Loom. This will add an exciting spin to the annual festival.” Comments Heinrich Reynecke, distributor of Fruit of the Loom.
For further information and performance schedule, visit the ObviouZly Armchair Theatre Facebook page or please contact Gino Fernandez on: 083355679.
Tickets can be purchased on www.showtix.co.za from Monday 20 November 2017.