Funnyman John Vlismas says latest show on death a tribute to his late father

South African stand- up comedian John Vlismas sits down with Eusebius McKaiser to talk about his one-man show titled 'The End'.

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The show deals with Vlismas’ father’s passing and he says it is an important show for him as he has never been one to speak publically about his personal life.

I am like the Tim Noakes of comedy, I think my old comedy was embarrassing, it was all the same stereotypical rubbish, and I feel like I have re-written my book, and now I talk about what I want to talk about rather than what the crowd wants. The truth is I was formed as a comic in a toxic audience.

John Vlismas, Stand-up comedian

He adds that he is at a point in his life where he wants to make a body of work that is worth documenting.

Vlismas says he wants to make jokes about things that are difficult; hence, this current show is about death.

I have always been a fan of the most dangerous comedy, and all my comedy heroes have been people who skirted on the edge of danger. People like Richard Pryor and Pieter-Dirk Uys.

John Vlismas, Stand-up comedian

He says in the time preceding his father's passing, he spent a lot of time with him and he knew that the time spent would produce something.

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That would be my final tribute to my dad, which I consider being a gift from him because he was the funny guy in the family. I felt that the show would be my final legacy to let people reflect on the deaths in their families, but use comedy as a relief.

John Vlismas, Stand-up comedian

He says people wishing to see the show can get tickets on Computicket and the final show is on 2 June.

Listen below to the full conversation:


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