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The Biltong & Pot Roast comedian is back. Don’t miss Tony Stewart, a genius of hilarity, blending British and South African humour at the Rhumbelow Theatre.
Tony Stewart joined the circus at 15 in Scotland. Jimmy Logan, the comedian from the great Scottish Logan family, put Tony on stage when he was 17 at the famous Metrapole Theatre in Glasgow and the rest is history.
Tony did the circuit in the working men’s clubs in Sunderland and was spotted by singer Issy Bonn who booked him to work with the best ventriloquist act at that time, Ray Allen and his famous doll, Lord Charles. His first Master of Ceremonies gig was for a pop star called Engelbert Humperdink on the Isle of Man.
Tony has been the opening act for stars like Mat Monroe and Sir Cliff Richard and has worked with Dusty Springfield, American star and film actress Jane Russell from ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and even with Marilyn Monroe. Then in 1972, Tony was invited to work on TV as a comedian through the summer season.
Tony worked on a British show called ‘The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club’ with Bernard Manning, Collin Crompton and Dianna Dors. After touring with cabaret shows in Australia Tony moved to South Africa and started work at the Crazy Horse Hotels in Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria as the resident comedian. By 1976 he was one of the most popular people in television in South Africa, especially when he worked on the famous show ‘Biltong and Potroast’. When Sol Kerzner, the international hotel magnate, opened the Sun Hotels, Tony did stand-up shows in every Sun Hotel including the famous Sun City Superbowl six times. Tony shot three films in South Africa, in one he played the Town Crier with Oliver Reed. They later became firm friends while living in Guernsey.
Tony has toured South Africa and the UK and is considered one of the godfathers of South African stand-up. He has a classic style of comedy to make ribs hurt and people gasp for breath.
The South African community in the South West was proud to introduce Tony Stewart as their headline act for the Celebrate South Africa Comedy Night at the Cheese and Grain on 11 June 2016.
Don’t miss this genius of hilarity with his amazing blend of British and South African humour.
- R150-00 a ticket
(R130-00 Pensioners 1st Weekend ONLY)
- Contact Roland for large group booking discounts – 20 or more
- Limited secure parking available. Booking is essential.
- Braais will be available should you wish to cook some meat.
- Bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)
Book at Computicket or e-mail Roland for bookings:
Cell: 082 499 8636