Comedian John Vlismas on untold truths about racism

One of South Africa’s most acclaimed comedians, John Vlismas, is bringing back his sold-out show of 2016, Revelations 2: The Good Racist.

Vlismas' show is at the Lyric theatre in Johannesburg on Friday and Saturday.

This year I decided to look at the nature of racism, and as a white person, take responsibility.

John Vlismas, comedian

It's not your Penny Sparrows that we really need to worry about. It's the long slow structural racism that's really holding us back. That's the stuff I wanna remind people about because we have convinced ourselves that's not racism.

John Vlismas, comedian

There are jokes. I know it sounds like a very serious topic. Hopefully in 90 minutes, we will get through a lot of thinking and laugh hard.

John Vlismas, comedian

Listen to the full interview with him below...


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