John Vlismas has poked fun at most of the dark horses in our collective mental stable. He has touched racism on its studio, wrapped his tongue around the human brain, and even goosed God as they passed each other in the passage. 2018 was a tough year for Vlismas, as he lost one of his favourite human beings on Earth – and ended a long term relationship. Loss is a theme most of us don’t see as one to write a new hour of comedy about – but John isn’t most of us.
The End is by far his most personal, raw, dark and funny show. Vlismas takes the audience into the psychology of death, illustrate the lengths we will go to to pretend it won’t happen and finally take you to the site of his beloved Dad’s last breath. You may think John Vlismas is a mad man, but he proves in this show that he is determined to go right into the darkness of the human condition and find humour deep inside – where nothing is supposed to be funny.
Venue: Studio Theatre at Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Magaliessig, Johannesburg
Cost: R130 to R180