Archive for June 2013

The night Cliffie went home and never told Jayce

Jason carried a gun for a while back in the Nineties. When it was the fashion. They’ve gone out of vogue now, but in the days when the clubs were rocking in Rosebank, handguns were huge. There used to be plastic drums of building sand outside every nightclub so that […]

Pulling the comedy pin in a crowded theatre

“I’m forty now. I’m not holding back,” proclaims John Vlismas, and he’s not. Everything about him screams it. From his friendly-Satanist aesthetic to his @fortyshort twitter handle to the title of his show, John Vlismas is/in 40.             Clearly this show at the Lyric Theatre is his chance to do […]

Video: Ifani – Shake

This Xhosa rapper is one of our Port Elizabeth homeboys, so we can recognise all the places they shot the video. But the coolest part of Ifani’s steez is that it’s a fresh take on kwaito as we know it – production and rapping-wise. The Shake video was directed by […]

Video: Die Antwoord – Cookie Thumper

This time SA’s traiblazing rap-rave outfit present a short movie, directed by Ninja, and incorporating the music video. How to shock people now, the okes from Anties must have asked themselves. Especially since we’ve already dabbled in underage sexual iconography, poor-white culture, drugs, Xhosa manhood rituals, massive penises and Parktown […]

Video: No, I’m not going to the World Cup

One Brazilian’s take on the Fifa 2014 World Cup Brazil. She reckons the event will cost $30bn, more than the cost of the past three World Cups combined, money which would be better spent delivering services to Brazilians. As the 2013 Confederations Cup takes place, Brazilian police are battling rioters […]

Video: Trailer: I Give It A Year

This British film was written and directed by Dan Mazer, who was a screenwriter on the Sacha Baron Cohen hits Borat and Bruno. I Give It A Year is a romantic comedy, but it displays the same taste for excruciating embarrassment as the former two collosi of the comedic arts.

Video: Drunk girl wrecks wedding

As are as causing kak when you’re pissed goes, this is hard to top. There’s embarrassing yourself, there’s owing a few people an apology, and then there’s this priceless example of the wedding binger’s art… Quite possibly staged, aka fake. But still, nice work, ma’am.

Neil Patrick Harris – Tony Awards Opening Number

Showtunes. Lame, right? Er, no, actually. Neil Patrick Harris demonstrates talent here at the 2013 Tony Awards show that puts just about every other performing artist to shame. This has more energy than any rock band could hope to display, tongue-twisting lyricism that puts hip-hop acts to shame… Oh, and […]