South African comic Schalk Bezuidenhout has proven that regardless of the pandemic you possibly can nonetheless sit again, chill out and have a superb chortle.
After we went into lockdown on 27 March 2020, Bezuidenhout determined to make one of the best out of the state of affairs.
The comedian has been documenting a couple of minutes of every day and sharing this by way of his Fb and Instagram profiles.
Beginning at Degree 5, coming into Degree 4, attending to Degree Three and re-entering advance Degree 3, Bezuidenhout has invited a digital viewers into his dwelling.
Bezuidenhout’s inventive and authentic strategy permits audiences to establish the humour even in a nasty state of affairs.
ABOUT SCHALK BEZUIDENHOUT
Pieter Hendrik Schalk Bezuidenhout is a 28-year-old comic from Kempton Park in Gauteng.
As his web site places it, “household and pals stood again as they watched Schalk evolve from an Afrikaans conservative caterpillar into a phenomenal drama queen butterfly, full with a moustache and furry afro”.
What’s extra, he’s now additionally well-known for his wild sweaters.
He graduated cum laude with a BA (Hons) in drama from the College of Cape in 2015. Even earlier than that, nonetheless, in 2011 he began doing stand-up.
5 issues we’ve seen
From posting photos of his dad consuming breakfast within the morning to updating us about Cyril’s speeches and extra, listed here are 5 situations that stood out about Schalk Bezuidenhout’s time in lockdown:
1. Schalk’s dwell on-line exhibits
Like different artists, Schalk has needed to adapt and reimagine his performances inside a digital house. This led to him presenting dwell on-line exhibits, such because the Lockdown Laughs sequence which ran between Three April and 26 June.
2. When he grew to become a ‘dad’ to Otis
On the 27 March 2020, Bezuidenhout introduced on his social media accounts that there was a brand new addition to the household: a pet.
“Welcome to the household Otis,” mentioned Schalk within the caption. All through the comic’s lockdown diaries we witness Otis develop up earlier than our eyes.
3. He’s a significant ‘Bachelor SA’ fan
It’s possible you’ll be stunned to listen to our Schalkie is formally a fan of the Bachelor SA, and he has not been shy to tell us.
In current lockdown diary video entries, he discusses who his favorite participant within the actuality TV present is. He additionally talks about how unhappy he was when he came upon “horrible information” watching the season 2 finale.
4. Feeling Good Feeling Constructive Pinotage
On 2 July Bezuidenhout launched a restricted batch of Feeling Good Feeling Constructive Pinotage. He was thrilled when, solely three hours later, the wine offered out.
5. Schalk’s COVID-19 take a look at
The scariest factor that occurred to Bezuidenhout was going for a COVID-19 take a look at. He had been experiencing flu-like signs over lockdown and so he went to test it out.
The comic posted a video on eight July urging folks to observe all preventative measures. Shortly after this, fortunately, he posted that his outcomes had been destructive.
All through lockdown Bezuidenhout has managed to entertain and put a smile on many South Africans faces.
To this point, the comic has over 94Ok likes on his Fb web page and 123Ok followers on Instagram.
As considered one of South Africa’s main comedy bookers, Parkers Comedy, says on its web site: “Schalk has come a far method within the brief period of time that he has been doing comedy”.