The Plothole

Stand-Up comedy • Running Time: 55 mins
Directed by Rob van Vuuren | Performed by Stuart Cairns and Westley Cockrell
Stand-up comedy duo Stuart Cairns and Westley Cockrell will perform their show, THE PLOTHOLE, at Alexander Upstairs, 19 - 22 June, 9pm.  The show had runs at the National Arts Festival, Cape Town and Johannesburg last year and will return to Grahamstown for a second season at the end of June. This year, the duo has enlisted Rob van Vuuren to direct the show.

THE PLOTHOLE brings to life the trials and tribulations that comics face while pursuing careers in stand-up comedy. From keeping a day job to chasing the impossible dream of impressing their parents, these two oddballs will have you laughing at their expense.
For an hour, Cairns and Cockrell take you through the wacky process that goes into creating stand-up comedy. Pursuing a career in comedy is not easy, as you will soon learn, and both guys have had their fair share of embarrassment. Instead of quitting though, the duo have transformed their trials and tribulations into one of the funniest stories you will ever hear.”  Cassy Van Eden 

“A highly energetic show. Two whimsical characters take you on an explorative journey to becoming standup comedians. They maintain good humour, despite obstacles in their journey. Their creative use of props and audience interaction guarantee an hour of hearty laughter.”

- Simone Ferreira for Cue Magazine

"Innovative and Hilarious."
- Deep fried Man

Cairns, who was the winner of Laughmaster in 2014, and Cockrell, who won the 2015 Joke Slam, are fresh new talents on the South African entertainment scene. They have been producing shows all over the country and run several monthly and weekly gigs in Cape Town, including hosting, auctioneering and stand-up comedy. Both of their acts have been featured on numerous occasions on television and radio platforms, such as Good Hope FM with Nigel Pierce, as well as on the Internet in News 24's "Real News, Funny People". They have performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, at the Cape Town Comedy Club and have been featured on PANTS ON FIRE.

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