Rapid Sales Promotion Services is proud to be selling The Official DVD of Carvin H Goldstone, entitled “No Swearing” We are truly thankful for talented durbanites of this caliber.
Carvin H manages to do a type of comedy that many South African comics only wish they could, and before you say it – No, it’s not simply “because he’s coloured”. His tight observational set effortlessly toys with the different race groups in our country, skirting an edgy yet incredibly witty line as he highlights differences, similarities, and well
thought out observations from his childhood and his life in general.
His material ranges from the contemporary – Rugby World Cup, Ard Matthews, everyday trips to the bank – to ‘laugh out loud’ anecdotes about growing up in a “real house” in a community of mostly small flats, and eating “Post Toasties” (Corn Flakes) and everything in between.
What sets this man apart from most comics I know is not necessarily the calm, confident energy he brings to the stage, but rather the fact that his first ever One-Man Show (aptly named ‘No Swearing’) was clean. That’s right – I said clean: it contained not one scrap of foul language and no vulgarity whatsoever. As a professional comedian myself, I know what an accomplishment this actually is, and it is welcome relief from the usual barrage of loose vulgarity and curse-word peppered monologues that characterise a number of SA comedians, myself included. Add to this Carvin H’s talent for accents, and an occasional physicality that you wouldn’t expect from the big guy, and it’s no surprise that he had the crowd clutching their bellies and hanging off his every word for most of the show.
Much of his set involved accented dialogues between multiple players. This is something that is very difficult to do well, but Carvin switches between make believe antagonists with grace and perfect timing. His Madiba impression is both hilarious and freakishly spot-on!
I spoke to a few audience members after the show, and more than one likened him to the highly talented Canadian (Indian) comedian,Russell Peters, who also works the racial divide like a skilled surgeon, removing the awkward ‘fat’ and leaving only the finely trimmed humour that permeates our everyday multicultural lives.
Can Carvin H take his comedy show to a more representative South African audience? Absolutely! So, if you haven’t yet seen the man in action, I suggest you do, while his ticket prices are still relatively cheap!
Article courtesy of Jem Atkins | durbanisyours.co.za