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Here comes the Insanity League and we have a story by @AndrewVersterSA




The Rise of The Insanity League - Aaron McIlroy, Ben Voss and John van de Ruit

Everyone’s ‘normal’ till you get to know them!

 


The Insanity League is a comedy movement, comprising comic actors Aaron McIlroy, Ben Voss and – making a welcome return to the stage after an absence of a decade – John van de Ruit. The trio have teamed up to deliver a sketch comedy show which pokes, provokes and tickles in all the right places – and they’ll be hitting the road from March 2013 for a nationwide tour

The Insanity League was conceived early in 2012 after too much caffeine and not enough fresh air. An inspired conversation led to the frantic scribbling-down of comedy sketch ideas and a plan for nationwide domination was hatched. Between March and September 2013, The Insanity League will bring their more than slightly-left field ideas to theatres in Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Hilton, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Their ‘Minute of Madness’ sketches are already broadcast regularly on East Coast Radio and Jacaranda 94.2FM.

The show promises to be more than just a random selection of sketches – the team is preparing a comic study on insanity unlike anything ever seen on the stage in South Africa before. An inspired set is taking shape around their manic ramblings, with Director Greig Coetzee carefully crafting the trio’s comic performances.

Aaron McIlroy is probably South Africa’s least-tauntable ginger. Provoke him at your peril – the master of scything punch lines and nuclear takedowns improvises quicker than a tenderpreneur in front of a Carte Blanche camera. McIlroy has previously earned his stripes and laughs by touring the country with killer comedy shows including Dof, The Golfer, The Loser, and @work.

Ben Voss is best known for his alter ego - Beauty Ramapelepele – a fixture on the South African theatre circuit with a residency on Easy Coast Radio and Jacaranda. Together with John van de Ruit he co-developed the explosive comedies - Green and Black Mamba.

John van de Ruit rose to prominence with Voss in the abover-mentioned sketch theatre shows, developing an eager following countrywide. He rose to prominence as an author with his ‘Spud’ series. Four books and two films later, he’s extricated himself from the couch and has joined the team for an insanely hilarious romp.

The madcap itinerary
  • Port Elizabeth - Boardwalk Casino 5-9 March.
  • East London -   Guild Theatre 12-16 March
  • Durban -            Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 26 March – 28 April
  • Johannesburg - Montecasino 17 July – 11 August
  • Cape Town -     Theatre on the Bay 14 August – 1 September
  • Hilton Arts Festival - 13-15 September
  • Pretoria -            TBA
Keep in touch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheInsanityLeague or on Twitter @InsanityLeague.

BLOCK BOOKINGS & FUNDRAISERS NATIONWIDE: Contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: 0832502690 or email:editor.goingplacessa@gmail.com. Tickets can also be purchased from Computicket outlets (www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000), except for the run in East London – tickets are available from The Guild Theatre on (043) 743 0704/5





(Source - The Insanity League) 




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