Easter Weekend Threesome with Trevor Noah

DVD: Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal
Actor(s):Trevor Noah
Published By: Independent
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Trevor Noah Crazy Normal

This man is really funny. Siriyas!

25 July 2011

I am a three is a crowd type of person. Even when hanging out with my friends, I prefer when we are evenly numbered than oddly. When you are three, for instance, there is always the danger of two out of the three people ignoring the third person and making them feel isolated. You don’t believe me? I have a true to life anecdote that happened in the not-too-distant past.

I was recently chatting and having drinks one afternoon in Durban during Time of the Writer with four friends. We were really four in total but Thando Mgqolozana has such a large personality we could have been five including two of him.  An hour after we had been chatting, we realised that the fourth member of our party was missing and we had not seen them leaving.  And the situation is worse when the numbers are smaller. Say three. And yet, this weekend –Friday and Saturday night – I had a threesome with Trevor Noah.  MP (that’s my partner to you although sometimes, like members of those august houses, he too sleeps when I am saying important stuff) and I had so much fun if we had been in a movie we would be that pair that would have spent the rest of the weekend smoking that post enjoyment cigarette, one after the other.

Oh, you thought Trevor was in America, did you? Sorry for you, he was in my house this weekend. So if you read somewhere that Trevor beat up a Hollywood paparazzo, please know they are lying. It’s a conspiracy against a brother making it, y’know. Or maybe he will in fact have beaten up a Hollywood paparazzo as the Trevor I had in my house was a that hilarious follow-up to Daywalker called Crazy Normal.  So here is what happened. I walked into Look & Listen at Cresta Mall planning for some laughter for the weekend. MP and I are big groupies of Daywalker but do not own our own copy so I was hoping they had a copy of it. As usual at all the shops I seem to get into, it was sold out (if Day Walker is in so much demand one wonders why none of those shops ever order enough copies. Telling me it sold out last week does not cut mustard. Wise up, SA CD/DVD and bookstores!). OK so one of the shop assistants suggested I get ‘the latest’ Crazy Normal. I was sceptical. I am on record for thinking sophomoric works are never as good as the original. I was wrong. Mea culpa.

We popped in Crazy Normal into the laptop at bedtime. Figured if it was boring we would switch off and just sleep. Boy was I mistaken. That hour and 25 minutes went by quick-quick. Taking no prisoners as usual, in Crazy Normal, Trevor brings in jokes about South African airport announcers, ‘Those of you taking kulula to Deh-ben, the flight have been delayed from 2 o’clock to 3 o’clock neh?’ while the crazy racial classification on South African forms is not spared. Jacob Zuma reading a speech, ‘as you all know, I Jacob Zuma am not a cunt’ pause ‘ree on my own’  and that annoying etv program announcer ‘tonight on e’ also come in for  a grilling. And then of course there is the national anthem and the way it’s sung by many South Africans, while my personal favourite was definitely Dracula’s BEE counterpart Vernacular chasing a township girl. MP says he does not want to see me in the shower anymore thanks to the ‘black girl in the shower’ joke. I will, however, not say more on this one as y’all need to watch it yourself to appreciate it.

Day Walker? I will still grab a copy next time I can find it in shops. But I can honestly say with his second stand-up recording, Trevor is now even better. His jokes are well-researched, and for people like me who don’t appreciate it, there is no toilet humour. Most of all, you may not believe it’s possible but Trevor is actually funnier than he was in Day Walker. Both thumbs and toes up for this one.

Oh, and as a postscript, after Crazy Normal? We tried to watch another comedian we have always believed to be funny. Katt Williams. We took his DVD out after five minutes and decided we will try to watch it next month because after Trevor, Kat just was not that funny.  So Trevor, I don’t know whether you enjoyed it as much as we did but thanks for the weekend threesome. And Hollywood better appreciate you as much as you deserve or else… You dude, rock, paper, scissors!

>> Similar links

:: Trevor Noah on Wikipedia

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