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Casper De Vries to perform extra show at the Boardwalk

Feb 16, 2017
Casper De Vries to perform extra show at the Boardwalk

Buoyed by overwhelming demand, comedian, Casper De Vries, will be performing an extra show when he visits Port Elizabeth next week. The first show on 23 February is already sold out and tickets to the second show on the 24th are now available at Computicket for R120 to R140 per person. Both shows will take place at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre at 20h00.

“We are pleased to confirm that Casper de Vries will be performing an extra show following the sell out of the first show on the 23rd of February. Tickets to the second show are selling quickly so don’t delay,” says Vuyiswa King, Events and Entertainment Manager of The Boardwalk.

Although Casper announced his retirement from doing one-man stand-up comedy in an exclusive interview with Channel 24 in 2013, he has made a really strong comeback and set to have fans watching in disbelief as he spurts a whole lot of hilarious controversy in his latest routine, Alive en Vrolik.

“More theatrical and intimate than before,” is how De Vries has described this show. “This time I’ll be performing in my living room,” says Casper who associates the comfort of being on stage with being in his living room.  “I can walk up and down because I can, and it feels like home.”

This unapologetic comedian, actor, entertainer, painter, composer, director and producer is known for his absurdity on stage internationally.  Although he initially catered only for the Afrikaans market in South Africa and also gained a significant following of Afrikaaners living abroad, he has recently acquired an abundance of English followers as well.  This has come about as a result of his most recent work on Comedy Central Africa and Cliff Central.   He also recently received the Savanna Comics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award.

The name Casper De Vries is synonomous with an endless list of characters and shows such as Oom Kallie Marie, Blertsie du Toit, Egoli, Proesstraat, Die Casper Rasper Show, Supersterre, and the most recent Doen met ‘n Miljoen, the Afrikaans version of Deal or no Deal which he hosts.

In Alive en Vrolik, Casper has tried his best to resurrect as many of his characters as possible  “People have gotten to know so many of them over the years,” he explains.

Casper’s shows are not for the faint-hearted or easily-offended.  The use of unabashed language and very bold views on topics such as humanity, religion, social norms, language and politics make this a show only for those over the age of 16.

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