John Vlismas is back after the extraordinary success of the multimedia feast that was ‘40’ in 2013, Vlismas has embarked on an exploration through the fiery depths of the world coming to an end. Check it out…
The soothsaying transgressor is at it again, but this time he’s up to his eyeballs in sacred cows. Herding the cattle from the abattoir, John Vlismas will milk them dry leaving the audience thinking ‘I can’t believe he just said that’ at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City.
While trying to bump logic off the endangered species list, Vlismas will be transforming the stage into a post-apocalyptic abattoir covered in bits of white elephant, sacred cow and murderous pig. And all while delivering a stand-out stand-up show that will include a live band, spoof news reports and a very special solo roast of President Zuma.
All aspects of the real world will be laid out and torn apart by Vlismas in a way that will make you laugh but also think of your very own sacred cows.
The anarchic comedian has ruffled some feathers, insulted some Afrikaans icon that likes to speed on the highway and shown his take current affairs, but Revelations promises to be something a bit different from what he has done in the past.
Every generation is determined to believe in the world ending in their lifetime, from Mayan calendars to the Big Kill, to particle experiments gone wrong, even Obama being the Antichrist, and yet the Earth always survives.
This is the one of the themes of Vlismas’ latest orgy of dark belly laughter. Other nerves he promises to attack with razors are: family, friends, children, peace, hope, faith and charity, as well as an all-out attack on the current president, or “that totally busted thief of an **shole” as he refers to the head of state.
He describes his show as a “sacred cow apocalypse” while his mother claims it is a “surgical tour de force to be reckoned with” (she may have been drinking, it was already late morning when we called.) His father commented, “Oh, is he still trying to be funny?” and a former geography teacher was heard to say – “he’s very odd, I’m not surprised the other boys tried to kill him.”
Revelations – Sacred Cow Apocalypse will be on at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre from Friday, 23 to Saturday, 24 May for two nights and three shows only.
Tickets are available at Computicket.