There’s nothing better than being in love. You see butterflies instead of manic moths, rainbows instead of city smog and get the strange desire to be nice to the person who referred to your hair as “Jersey Shore meets Mad Hatter’s madder cousin”. However, what sickly romantic comedies don’t show you is what happens after the “I do”. Have a laugh at love’s causalities with Stuart Taylor’s hysterical and insightful take on marriage and pay R42.50 for a ticket to his show, Learner Husband, with today’s Groupon.
Best known as the presenter of Going Nowhere Slowly, Stuart Taylor is fast tickling his way to the tip of South Africa’s funny bone. With success in both comedy and magic, Taylor’s delightful brew of enigmatic entertainment has mesmerized audiences from fully-booked theatres to boardrooms across South Africa. With Techni-Coloured winning the “Overall Best Comedy” award at the National Art’s Festival in 2008 and Money’s too tight to mention masterfully making light of the recession, Stuart Taylor’s ability to generate rib-cracking laughter while remaining realistic and insightful is what makes him a class act.
Described by critics as the “K53 of marriage” and met with stomping standing ovations, Learner Husband is a smart and brutally honest survival course for marriage. From relationship warning signs that no one tells you about, to a patented rescue formula for any relationship, Stuart Taylor and director, Heinrich Reisenhofer take you on the roller-coaster of relationship ups-and-downs in a manner that is both wise and seat-wettingly hilarious. Singles, couples and those who’ve yet to get their pram-driving license; trying to figure out which planet your partner is from is so last decade. Rather give Stuart Taylor the wheel and let him take you on the ride of your life.
Theatre fact: A theatre in New York recently bankrupted itself when they put on a play called Golden Hairbrush which turned out to revolve around the two-hour activities of a bonsai tree called Jimmy. Unfortunately bonsai trees don’t do anything.