Who’s Upstairs: Westley Cockrell and Stuart Cairns

Westley Cockrell and Stuart Cairns will be performing their Stand-Up comedy piece, The Plothole on the 23rd, 25th and 27th of June.

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Westley Cockrell: Grew up in George, Western Cape
Stuart Cairns: Pietermaritzburg

What’s next on the cards for you?
Westley / Stuart: We are on our way to Grahamstown. This will be our 2nd Festival, but the Debut for our show. Every time we think about it we get excited. After fest we want to take the show to JHB for a mini run up there.

And the project you’re dreaming of?
Westley: My next project would be to do KKNK for my first Afrikaans one-man show.
Stuart: I would like to take my own one-man show to NAF 2016

How did you get into theatre?
Westley: At first it was friends telling me to try out comedy and then the stage bug bit me and I haven’t looked back since.
Stuart: I didn’t

Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Westley: I would serve Pasta and I would invite Alexander Bell so I can show him my Android.
Stuart: My great grandfather and I would ask him why did you come here? I would make him veggies and Chicken.

Favorite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)?
Cape Town Comedy club and the Obviously Armchair: We spend most of our time here doing comedy, so these venues have become our 2nd home where friendships and memories come alive.

What excites you about theatre?
Westley: That moment when you have the crowd eating out of your hand and they think they have your joke figured out, but in your mind you are thinking, “You all have no idea what is coming.”
Stuart: Entertaining people

What mistakes have you made and learned the most from?
Westley: Going over time and being vulgar with the wrong audiences – Rookie mistakes.
Stuart: Being shy

Who do you think people should be talking about?
Westley: a Comedian I look up is Kagiso D Mokgadi, he is splendid to watch on stage. He won Breakthrough Artist last year at ‘Comics choice awards’ but I feel he needs to be more of a household name.
Stuart: Martin Evans, he’s just a class act.