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Completely Nuts


Laughter abounds and the spotlight falls squarely on ‘crazy’ as comedian/drummer Gino Fabbri returns to Durban following his recent ‘Common and Class’ sojourn alongside Ian Von Memerty. The laugh a minute comedy ‘Gino Fabbri is Completely Nut’s’ comes to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 9 to 13 April.

Described as a welcome anti-dote to deep thinking, Gino performs in the guise of numerous very different, over the top characters throughout the evening. Each delivers more rapid-fire one-liner laugh lines than your stomach can hold in a series of mini comedy sets, seeing life from vastly different and highly amusing perspectives.

‘Sanity’ is not a word very often associated with Fabbri – or more specifically, with the hair-brained loony-bin characters which he portrays:

These include a self-deceiving Latin Lover , an over-zealous, hip thrusting excessively rule-bound traffic cop, a talentless pop-idol wannabe with parental and self-esteem issues, a wheeler-dealer Indian business-man who battles to prevent his inner monologue from spilling out and an entertainer extraordinaire who is a lot less extraordinary than he thinks. These are just a few of the defective personalities which will have you rolling in the aisles, and perhaps even questioning your own sanity as “madness takes its toll!”

The multi-talented Fabbri, who is himself also a top drummer, includes 3 show-stopping finales in the show, taking his audience on a musical journey through the evolution of the most recognizable rock drum fills before turning classical music on its head like never seen before! Gino’s characters share an inability to accurately perceive exactly what is going on around them, all the while trying to compensate for their short-comings. In doing so, hilarious consequences ensue as Fabbri moves from naughty stand-up comedian to quirky singer.

Interspersed audio-visual inserts bring the house down as Fabbri’s offbeat, unhinged characters poke fun at our multi-cultural, multi-lingual melting pot society. The Eastern Cape-based Fabbri has become a popular fixture on the national corporate entertainment stage, where is seen regularly appearing in the guise of his various persona’s as musical comedy MC.

He is co-owner of the production company Centrestage, which has staged a number of hit tribute shows in Durban over the years.

So get committed - come walk the tightrope between sanity and madness and find out for yourself if Gino is indeed “nuttier than a pile of squirrel droppings”, in the full knowledge that one thing will always be certain : You’ll be none the wiser after seeing this show!

“There is no age restriction ... only a money restriction”, warns Fabbri – “But don’t worry ... the jokes are free!”

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