Vlismis Is Back at Pieter Toerien’s Studio!
John Vlismas is 45 years old. He’s been in comedy since Democracy was born. For decades, he drank everything he could get his hands on. Then he stopped all that and decided that he would be better off reading quietly, building his tattoo collection and being a better father. In between these important things, he still watches the world through his unique lenses. .
His all new show, Brain Dump follows on the critical acclaim of The Good Racist – which filled the Teatro, the Lyric Theatre, The Fire & Ice Hotel – Cape Town and ran for six weeks at the Toerien Studio. In his signature mix of intellect, outrage and reflection, Brain Dump promises to make you laugh loudly about the most lethal process ever…life – while thinking deeply about your position as an over-confident and decomposing ape on a rock, flying around a nuclear reactor for no real reason.
“The show is about this dysfunctional processor between my ears – it’s a ridiculous piece of equipment that shouldn’t exist – but it does. We spend our whole lives trying to understand it, and then we die – that is not a result,” says a beaming Vlismas, “we may as well test the boundaries and see what this bastard can do before we’re all gumming our toast and smelling of moth balls and piss.”
See the show, you’ll feel better. There’s a happy ending.
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre and Studio
11 July – 29 July