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TWO-TIME comedy-show winner and one of Durban’s most-loved funny men, Carvin H. Goldstone, is bringing his debut one-man show, No Swearing! , to Pietermaritzburg at 7 pm on Saturday.
After a successful run across Durban, the tour’s next stop is the God’s Family Life Centre in Boshoff Street (next to Longmarket Girls’ School).
Goldstone, who recently performed to rave reviews, supporting Loyiso Gola in his one-man comedy show Life and Times , said: “I have had huge support from Pietermaritzburg audiences since the start of my comedy career, so it was only natural to stop off in the city of choice.
“I decided to kick off the first leg of the No Swearing Tour in the communities that gave me my material and supported my comedy shows in the early days.
“Before I started grabbing attention and landing slots in the big comedy festivals around South Africa, I performed in these communities, and so I’m beginning my tour in the communities that made me famous.”
In less than five years, Goldstone has earned a reputation as South Africa’s cleanest comedian. He has performed at the Bruinos Only Comedy Show , Nandos Durbs Comedy Fest , Let Durban Laugh , Wow Comedy Jams, Charous and Bruinos, Mixed Masala, Funny Chow, LOL Comedy Show and Rainbow Afrika comedy events.
At the Nandos Comedy Fest in 2011 , Goldstone performed along international comedians, but was the most-talked-about act, with many Durbanites seeing him for the first time.
South African comedy icon Barry Hilton told his audiences to look out for Goldstone, and fellow Durban comedian Jem Atkins said that what set him apart was his clean one-man show.
“That’s right — I said clean: it contained not one scrap of foul language and no vulgarity whatsoever. As a professional comedian myself, I know what an accomplishment this actually is, and it is welcome relief from the usual barrage of loose vulgarity and curse word-peppered monologues that characterise a number of SA comedians, myself included,” Atkins added.
Patrons who go to the No Swearing! show will have the chance to buy Goldstone’s No Swearing! DVD, which was recorded at the Playhouse on September 10, 2011.
Tickets cost R70, and can be bought by phoning 073 611 2260 or 079 913 9564, or bought from Coconut Grove in Longmarket Street.
— Arts Editor.