SKINNERBEK | They laughed, I didn’t, sorry fans!

Apart from comedians, Chicky’s Yard delivers too


Hi darlings, it’s always a pleasure to welcome you all back to our weekly catch-up session. Let us all take a seat and sip on some tea.
With the amount of gossip spewed through time spent together within these pages, I like to believe you all know your gossip girl well enough to know what her scene is and what it isn’t.
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before how comedian Skhumba Hlophe doesn’t quite tickle my funny bone and some of you may also know he was in the windy city last weekend.
The man brought his new show #IMinBIzzniss to the Boardwalk and had people racing to get tickets from the day it was announced.
History has proven him to be quite a fave with the masses, so why not give him another chance? Well, Skinners did.
I’m pleased to let you darlings know that I rolled on the floor laughing at jokes that were not his.
One supporting act who pressed just the right buttons with the crowd was Isaac Gampu, whom I had not seen perform before.
The guy is witty and knows just the right time to throw in a punchline or two ... much to Skinnerbek’s pleasure.
I’m told he’s from the city of gold and has gathered quite a fan base around the country ... (I wonder if any of the fans are as puzzled by men with tinted beards as I am, but let’s not dwell on that).
One of Skhumba’s supporting acts was the famous Mpho Pops.
Now I might be a little biased because I generally have a soft spot for him as a human being, so I will not comment further. As for your fave ... It’s still a nope from me.
Before the comedy show I thought I’d nibble on something at the Baakens Food Truck Funday at Chicky’s Yard, another Port Elizabeth favourite which always pulls a crowd.
Although I prefer the event on Sundays when all one wants is good, good, good company and good music before getting back to the grind on Monday, the Saturday vibe was no different, with everyone showing up with their camp chairs and you-name-it.
May’s do featured a first-time performance by local DJ Reynold King in a lengthy lineup of musicians and DJs, and even the Pearson High School Rock band. And isn’t a set by Jazzman Temba Ncetani always the cherry on top?
Next week, dolls. Ciao!

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