Dose from the Comedy Doctor

IF YOU could not get tickets for Riaad Moosa's comedy show in Joburg Theatre's Fringe Theatre because they were sold out - read on.

IF YOU could not get tickets for Riaad Moosa's comedy show in Joburg Theatre's Fringe Theatre because they were sold out - read on.

Owing to overwhelming public demand Converse presents Riaad Moosa for the Baracka will have its grand finale at the Joburg Theatre's Mandela Theatre.

The initial run sold out immediately and the same happened to the additional shows that followed.

"I couldn't have done this without my fans packing all my shows to their maximum capacity and giving me a reason to go on the stage twice every night." Moosa quips.

"So it made sense to move to the Mandela Theatre, which accommodates more than 1000 people for the show to top all shows."

Converse presents Riaad Moosa for the Baracka will be staged on Tuesday July 28 at 8pm.

The adventures and misadventures, the pitfalls and pratfalls of child-rearing in a changing geopolitical landscape form the theme of Moosa's latest comedy.

He grapples with raising his son in a world that appears to be on the brink of disaster - and that does not include the woes of sleep deprivation, psychological torture and marital strife.

But in the end he wonders whether it's not all just a blessing in disguise, a baracka, which in Arabic means a blessing or a gift.

Moosa, a qualified doctor, is one of the country's most popular and acclaimed funnymen. Known as the Comedy Doctor, he certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation's ills: a good dose of laughter.

Having previously attracted attention with his one-man show, Strictly Halaal, Moosa has played to sold-out houses across the country.

Last year he appeared in David Kramer' s 3 Wise Men with Marc Lottering and Nik Rabinowitz .

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