Maaaaaak heads Downunder
by Guest Author
South African comedian Marc Lottering talks to SAbona ahead of his performance in Sydney in April.
What can people expect at your performances in Australia?
A great outfit and shoes to kill for.
Are your Australian performances really targeted at expats, or would Australians also find something to laugh at?
The expats always enjoy a little bit of the South African flavour. I tend to tell stories that can make most people laugh, but with a distinctly South African flavour.
Do South Africans easily laugh at themselves?
Absolutely. Its an essential tool in our survival kit.
Are South Africans living overseas any different?
Yes. They tend to be a tad more fair-skinned than those of us who never made it to international departures way back. And Im not only talking about the white ones.
What makes you laugh?
Pretty girls who fart silently in company and just carry on chatting as though nothings happened.
To what do you attribute your success?
To a notebook, a pencil and Sauvignon Blanc.
We read an interview where you talked about how peoples accents change when they move from one suburb to another. The example was moving from Athlone to Rondebosch and dont talk kak becoming are you, like, serious. Have you noticed that happening when people move overseas?
Expats in Oz call me Maaaaaak. Need I say more?
What is your favourite television show?
Judge Judy. I wish she was my best friend. Id love to be out on the town with her. No bouncer would dare touch us.
What music do you enjoy?
Whitney Houston, when shes not singing in Australia.
What is your favourite meal?
Anything off the menu in an Asian restaurant.
What are your favourite things to do at the weekend?
I work most weekends, but when I have spare time I thoroughly love dinner parties, pub crawling and, on Sunday mornings, people-watching at sexy pavement cafés.
What does 2010 hold for you?
Im currently doing many South African comedy festivals and having a blast. Im really liking the idea of working alongside other comics this year, as opposed to doing one man shows. Ill be spending most of 2010 in this vein. Lifes good.
South African Freedom Day Celebration
South African comedian Marc Lottering will be performing in Kogarah, Sydney on April 23 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of freedom for Nelson Mandela and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the SharpevilleLanga uprising on Human Rights Day 2010.
Radio station Capetalks Voice of Jazz and journalist Gary van Dyk will prepare music for the event. The bumper night will include samba, rumba, bossa nova, jazz, funk and more.
Tickets cost $75 per person and include a three course meal as well as unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks. Dress is traditional or formal.
South African high commissioner Lenin Shope will be a special guest at the event. All proceeds will go to Educompass Childrens Charity and Sydney Friends of the Red Cross Childrens Hospital, Cape Town.
For more information see events listed at www.sabona.com.auevents.