#FridayProfile: Stuart Taylor talks the evolution of comedy

Veteran comedian, Stuart Taylor has put together a two night affair for comedy lovers at the Montecasino Teatro in Johannesburg this weekend.

The 'Big Five Comedy Show' will see Taylor, John Vlismas and Joey Rasdien, Nik Rabinowitz and Jason Goliath perform in two different shows.

Taylor joined Azania Mosaka to share details about the event and chat about the evolution of South Africa's comedy scene over the last 17 years.

If you consider the sort of comedy people were getting away with, it was sort of an old boys club telling mother in- law jokes... you knew that there were things that you could not talk about. Suddenly there was a new voice in terms of young black comics who could now stand up and say, listen, this is how I see the world.

Stuart Taylor, veteran comedian

Suddenly we were willing to go into spaces that other comics in the rest of the world do not go into.

Stuart Taylor, veteran comedian

Now what I am finding is because of the advent of social media, it is very difficult to do topical comedy. A Jacob Zuma joke is not funny when you do it on stage tonight because we have already seen the memes...

Stuart Taylor, veteran comedian

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation...


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