‘King of Indian Comedy’ finds his funnies in everyday life

Neo Bodumela

SOUTH Africa’s “King of Indian Comedy”, Muthu Murugan, will be in Nelson Mandela Bay with his acclaimed stand-up show on Saturday April 6.

The show will be held at the Boardwalk’s Amphitheatre.I

In addition to the comedian, the show will feature Bollywood and Indian dancing by The Natyakshetram Temple of Dance; and five Port Elizabeth dance graduates – Aarti, Brita, Kishara, Thanita and Nerisha – will wow the audience with their choreography, costumes and vibrant dance moves.

“The nature of stand-up comedy is exactly that – to stand and deliver. I do have some preconceived ideas about what I will say, but most of the things that I talk about in the show are off the cuff and spontaneous.

“I don’t really write my shows, I go with what is in front of me.

“If you just think about it, people are not really into slapdash humour. They want to hear someone who they can identify with and they want to marvel at the wit and how true to reality some of the jokes are,” he said.

The sharp and witty comedian started his career in comedy three decades ago after leaving the teaching profession.

He said his ability to pick up on everyday humour is what has given him his ability to stay relevant.

“Every day there is something new to talk about. Even in parliament for instance, it’s a minefield of funny things every day. I really do talk about all aspects of life in my shows and I also touch on the values of life. I always make sure that when the audience leaves the show, they have been left with something to take home … something to think about.”

Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are R120 each and available at Computicket, or contact Jason Gabriel on 082-643-6000. No under 13s allowed.

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