Now in its third year, the show gives South Africans a chance to see the funny side of politics with cabinet ministers such as Public Attacker (Vlismas), Minister of Hormones, Carbohydrates and Calmettes (Morake), Minister of Mental Health, Sunday Lunch and Personal Hygiene (Rabinowitz), Minister of Headucation and Literasy (Committiee), Minister of Non-Human Settlements (Chester Missing), Minister of Haircare, Skincare and Aponea (Rasdien), Minister of Culture (Lindi) and the Minister of Single Fathers and Roads (Mpho Popps) making sure the crowd is kept in stitches.
This year the ‘ministers’ will focus on a number of issues including Nkandla, e-tolls, the SABC and of course elections.
To make sure that nobody gets out of hand, the public have been promised that the IEC (Independent Electoral Chicken) Nandos will be there to keep a watchful eye on proceedings.
The shows will be taking place from 6 to 9 August 2014 at The Teatro, Montecasino in Johannesburg, 16 August 2014 in Port Elizabeth: Port Elizabeth’s Boardwalk International Convention Centre (ICC and 12 to 13 September 2014 at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.
Like all cabinet leaders the comical ministers have sworn an oath:
“With fist over heart and peri-peri chicken wing in hand, I do swear that I will be (mostly) faithful to the Comedy Cabinet and will disrespect and poke fun at the Comedy Constitution and all other hilarious laws of the Cabinet; and I undertake to hold my office as Minister with honour and humour; to be truly hilarious; not to divulge directly (but through my spokesperson) any secret matter or another comic’s material entrusted to me; and to perform the functions of my office with half-hearted vigour and to be fired up by comedy.”
To give you an idea of what the ministers stand for, here are of the promises made during the launch of the comedy show in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The minister of culture promised to tackle the issue that has caused racial divide in many offices….the aircon while Mpho pops, the minister of single fathers and roads will be launching “operation abstain and protect. Real winners know to pull out” to keep young men from becoming fathers too soon.
The education minister will not do much except keep the standards low.
Everyone’s favourite puppet Chester Missing aka minister of non-human settlements had some advise for the DA leader: “You can stop kissing black people now, elections are over.”