SABC News - Trevor Gumbis one man show set to thrill audiences:Friday 16 March 2012

Trevor Gumbi's one man show set to thrill audiences

Friday 16 March 2012 09:39

Luvuyo Mdeni

Comedian Trevor Gumbi will perform his one man show

Comedian Trevor Gumbi will perform his first one-man show ever. (SABC)

2012 sees comedian Trevor Gumbi thunder onto stage in his first one-man show ever, "Nearly Done". Trevor has gained a large following in a relatively short time with his outrageous Tweets, his numerous advertising campaigns and of course the thing that caused all the trouble in the first place,  his mouth.

"Nearly Done" is Trevor’s big bad return to the live comedy battlefield. Gumbi has teamed up with John Vlismas’ Whacked:Special Project to create a show that will include elements not often seen in local live stage productions.

"When these guys showed me the props list for the viral video shoot – I was already excited, and that’s just the viral shoot – they brought in a set designer, a creative director and a guy who handles live snakes and eats fire and he’s not even part of the show," says Vlismas.

"Nearly Done" is a hit show – it will hit you on the head, the heart, and probably the crotch.

Vlismas is very upbeat about working with Gumbi. "We have a history, me and Gumbi – we've done lot of work together, and I was always happy to  know that there was a really dark, edgy man with a lot of talent out there, growing a big fan base and then getting really famous in ads and on TV, and then coming back to where it all started for him," says Vlismas.

"Trevor has a crazy honesty and discusses things that I’m sure everyone wants to, but never would. Couple that with a furious intelligence and a filthy mouth – and you have my favorite kind of anti-hero. He cuts through all the comedy hype we’re seeing these days, and gets on with his job, making the crowd laugh really hard."

"Nearly Done" is a hit show – it will hit you on the head, the heart, and probably the crotch. Book now, unless you’re afraid of the dark.

Trevor Gumbi - Nearly Done – The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City. 23rd & 24th March. Show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are R95 through Computicket and Computicket Outlets and Gold Reef City Box Office.

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