Sampson’s recent 40th birthday inspired him to take to the stage with a new take on stand-up comedy.
The show is a comic exploration of the ups and downs of life, featuring a giant game of Snakes and Ladders and a metre-wide inflatable dice. But Mark Sampson Feels Funny is not just a middle-aged man with a teenage hair-do playing a kids’ game. It’s a tumble through the twists of Mark’s mind, as he reflects on life, from first love to last rites, dodging sharks and stroking whales along the way.
It’s a unique comedy concept – depending on the roll of the dice, the audience gets to direct the comedian, so every show is different. “This isn’t stand-up as you’ve ever seen it before” says Sampson “It’s more like a scratch-n-sniff interactive pop-up-book for grown-ups!”
Venue: The Globe Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino
Dates: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 October 2011
Cost: Tickets are R55 each and can be booked at Computicket.