CAPE TOWN - A comedy night fund-raiser in aid of Rape Crisis comes at a time when raising awareness for the fight against the South African gender-based violence epidemic is at an all-time high.
The line-up will shine a light on the realities of life in a post-Covid world in a hilarious way, and funds raised from the event will help Rape Crisis to continue offering counselling and support to victims of sexual assault, training and education, as well as continued advocacy and community mobilisation to educate and empower young women across South Africa.
Fresh off the stage from the fabulously heartfelt Breaking the Closet in February is host for the evening and producer, Nicola Date.
Hailing from Johannesburg, Date is a jack of all trades and lover of creative exploration. Her extensive experience spans events, theatre performance, design, PR and copywriting. She recently launched her new business, Compass Rose Collection, a lifestyle brand, with co-owner Heine J van As, and is content production manager for a digital marketing company.
The headline act, Saya Pierce-Jones, is a familiar face and voice in the Cape Town media scene, and is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. Saya is a passionate advocate for women's rights and GBV prevention. When she's not seeking the truth, she can be found on stage as a hilarious stand-up comedian.
Joining her is the bold Tumi Mkha’ and the ballsy Vee Morton. Mkha’ was born in Mpumalanga, bred in Pretoria, but calls Limpopo her home. Her origin is about as confusing as her real age! Morton is a Durban-raised comic whose humour varies from tongue-in-cheek to outright brazen. She was voted the Most Outstanding Single Parent by her one and only daughter and biggest fan. The accolades keep rolling in.
The brilliant line-up doesn't end there. Candace Neilson is a mother, recovering addict, skilled performer, lover of kaas, comedy, storytelling, and laughing at her own indiscretions. She shares her uncomfortable truths and permits us to laugh at our questionable life choices. She holds her own hilariously and triumphantly with some of the bravest comedy on the Cape Town circuit.
The night will also feature the wonderful and hilarious JamJam, who has made educating men on the issues of GBV his top priority.
Finally, making his comedic debut is Nicolas Henshilwood, a queer, first-year language student with a wit that is almost as dry as his Tinder profile.
The Comedy Fundraiser for Rape Crisis will be taking place on May 13, 2022 at the Galloway Theatre. Tickets cost R280 and include a [email protected]*! GBV T-shirt designed by Compass Rose Collection and a welcome drink. You can purchase your tickets on quicket.co.za, the show starts at 8pm.
All Covid-19 protocols will be in place. No mask, no entry.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 083 714 6974.