A true son of of Makhanda, Rob van Vuuren is back in town,celebrating 25-years of his delicious humour and creating a sense of awe for kids at a string of shows dotted round the town formerly known as Grahamstown.
Four days into the festival, he's been performing to sold out audiences but, fear not, as there are still a good few days to catch this talented funny man, who's a graduate of Rhodes University and enjoys his old student town so much he returns time and again to entertain appreciative audiences.
This year, he's presenting a diverse and fabulous range of shows at various venues around the town.
He teams up with comedian Alan Committie who directs Again, a comedy that explores the potential of repetition that can be yes, very tedious in the wrong hands, but here is used as a comedic device. In the show he blurs genres between stand-up, dance, physical comedy and much, much more in a delightful whirlwind of hilarity.
Speaking to Van Vuuren just a few days before the start of the fest, while he was busy packing, he said that he was taking so many things with him to showcase that he's been doing over the years and refining and honing.
For kids there's the "Florence and Watson" series, the Great Pangolin Mystery and in isiXhose The Sugarbush Mouse. He'll also be going solo for Louis Viljoen's adaptation of Gogol's Diary of a Madman, called Dangled, and there'll also be a revival of his much-acclaimed Electric Juju - a fabulous physical theatre fantasy.
And of course The very "Big Comedy Show" is back for the seventh time in which he'll be teaming up with some comedic greats that he hosts like Loyiso Madinga, Robby Collins, Tats Nkonzo and Khanyisa Bunu.
For those not in the know, Rob is aptly known for his role as Twakkie in the SABC 2 comedy series The Most Amazing Show (which he also wrote and produced alongside his creative partner Louw Venter, who played Corne).
He also appeared in numerous stage productions as well as having written, produced and starred in several one-man and two two-man shows. He also starred in several movies, voiced an animated television series and hosted several TV shows.