24 August 2007

Are u joking? Laughing is Haraam!?!

I don't believe it! I thought for once the South African Muslim community can get together and laugh together, for a good cause, and at the same time break some of the myths that exist about us, as well as laughing away some of the stupidities that exist- how else to bring about change- change in thoughts and mindsets- if not by realising through comedy how stupid we have been!!

But anyways, this week, in the run up to the biggest Muslim Comedy Show that South Africa has ever seen, I have been seeing emails about why we should boycott the show! Are you serious?!

One guy sends out a khutba of an email that is soo long, and largely irrelavant to the point he is trying to back up, that I doubt anyone will waste much time reading through the whole thing- just makes you think how much he could achieve if he was constructive, rather that just being plain stupid!

And got these emails from a high ranking celebrity Mufti:

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Assalaamu alaikum

It is haraam for you to advertise this mockery of Islam.

mufti@####sa.net
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What?! Are you for real! Is this a another one liner fatwa, with no reasonable argument, and clearly with little knowledge of the comedy show- and you expect me to accept this!

And I saw this on Maks blog:

This is from the UK Mirror " It's not an offence to offend somebody..."

For 20 years he's (Dave John) been in the business of entertaining hip, young audiences with surreal whimsy. He's used to hecklers, habitual mobile phone-users talking through acts and awkward customers. All comedians are, it's an occupational hazard.

So, one recent Saturday night at Manchester Comedy Club, after seeing a group of 10 noisy Israeli students behaving obnoxiously he decided to nip it in the bud."Are you the Israeli students?" he asked at the start of his act. "Because there's 10 Palestinians at the box office saying you lot are occupying their seats."

Well, it made me laugh.

LOL, you have to admit the joke is pretty funny and clever for the situation... but read the whole story to get what happened after... talk about not having a sense of humour.

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19 August 2007

Wanabe stand up comedian!!!

Been trying stand up recently. First show was in the Nino's in Lenz- on for 3 mins and people laughed. Maybe at me, but it was fine for the first time:)
Tried again at Riaad Moosa's Strictly Halaal show at the Civic- on for about 10 mins and had an awesome time- was actually having fun up there!
Now tried again, but this time in Cape Town and lasted over 15 mins!! But my jokes are Joburg and Durban specific (well, more just about me!) and I found the Cape audiences just slightly tough- they did laugh a lot though, so I guess there is still a chance I can take another crack at it..
But for now, not giving up my day job just yet;)

p.s I have recorded most of my trials- place orders for the DVD now:)
p.p.s No seriously- not selling DVD's just yet- but willing to show it to whoever wants to see! [Not giving any copies away though- you can see it on my PC!]

08 August 2007

Wanted: Scuba divers!

Anyone keen on a super long weekend away in Mozambique?!
see: Moz Scuba 05 for details on the last trip we hit...

02 August 2007

click here to book the biggest show of the year!

Tickets now open for Cape Town and Joburg! Durban will open soon. Book now or you not going to get:P And tell all your friends- Muslims and not- this is going to be awesome:)

01 August 2007

Mumia Abu-Jamal said...

"When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is just, yet refuse to defend it--at that moment you begin to die. And I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about justice." - Mumia Abu-Jamal