welcome to whacked

Owned by one of South Africa’s most outspoken and controversial comics, John Vlismas, Whacked has grown into a leading booking agency, talent management and production company, under the guidance of partner, Taffia Keight.

Begun in a spare bedroom in 1997, Whacked now books hundreds of appearances annually, produces several significant events annually and provides management to five leading SA comedians.

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Nando’s presents MASS HYSTERIA


“With fist over heart and peri-peri chicken wing in hand, I do swear that I will be (mostly) faithful to the Comedy Cabinet and will disrespect and poke fun at the Comedy Constitution and all other hilarious laws of the Cabinet; and I undertake to hold my office as Minister with honour and humour; to be truly hilarious; not to divulge directly (but through my spokesperson) any secret matter or another comic’s material entrusted to me; and to perform the functions of my office with half-hearted vigour and to be fired up by comedy.”

The 4th Annual South African Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards



On 2 August, The Teatro at Montecasino will host this hilarious variety show, themed “The Point of Funny”, comprising sketches, stand-up, impressionists and witty one-liners delivered by SA’s top comedians. There are only six awards given out over the two hours, so you’ll spend more time laughing than applauding, which is exactly what we all want. This also means that it’s really hard to win an award, so the full comedy industry comes out to recognize those lucky enough to have scooped up a ‘Waldo’ statuette.

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