Performers to clash in comedy

SPARKS will fly, condescending hilarity ensue and all hell will break loose as two of PE’s most beloved entertainers take merciless pot shots at each other in the guise of their alter-egos.

Hilarious and versatile performers Ian von Memerty and Gino Fabbri are set to take each other on in Common & Class, an outrageous new comedy.

Common & Class opened its first-ever performance at Remo’s Italian Restaurant in the Baakens Valley on August 18 and 19.

Since both shows were sold out within the first two days of their announcement, an additional performance has been scheduled to take place at Old Grey on Friday, August 24.

The laugh-a-minute clash of cultures combines Fabbri’s dynamic drumming and guitar-playing with Von Memerty’s pyrotechnic piano ability as they tackle everything from mime, drag, beat-boxing, singing, acting and joke-telling, moving from rock to Rocky Horror, Boeremusiek to Broadway and country to classical with equal dis-ease.

The musical-comedy double act found its roots in pre-show change-room banter in Cape Town earlier this year.

Through the laughter and one-upmanship, they discovered a shared sense of humour, noting that Fabbri is actually quite a bit smarter than his stage characters presume, while Von Memerty’s humour is a lot more “common” than one would think.

Common & Class will take to the stage at Old Grey on Friday at 19:30. Tickets at R160 each or R140 for eight or more can be purchased through Computicket.