Stand-up comedian, TV comedy writer and Smile90.4fm radio presenter Angel Campey is back with a new show and she is set to prove to us that she’s no angel, or at least to remind us that the devil was once an angel too. Her new comedy special, Devil’s Advocate returns from it’s successful debut at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown to packed houses, rave reviews, standing ovations and sold out performances. IOL calling it her “Triumphant Return” to fest.
Devil’s Advocate is directed by multi-award winning director, writer and producer Tara Notcutt (Three Little Pigs, Miskien and Rob Van Vuuren’s WhatWhat & Life) this marks the first collaboration between these two power-house women and they are very excited to stretch each-other’s limits and uplift funny females.
Brought to you by popular comedian and TV personality Siv Ngesi (Mnet’s Wingin it and SABC3 Man Cave), Devil’s Advocate marks Angel’s return to SA comedy as her second special. Having taken a hiatus in 2016 to perform at some of the world’s top comedy clubs in New York City. She’s back, she’s badder than ever, with New York street swag and a stronger bladder. In 2017, Angel toured to Lagos Nigeria to perform alongside some of Africa’s top comedians with Basketmouth for Lords of the Ribs – all of these experiences have made it into the autobiographical comedy style that embodies Devil’s Advocate.
As one of the top emerging comedians in South Africa, Devil’s Advocate takes Angel’s comedy to the next level. Angel has a lot to say about our country, the status quo of her whiteness her gender – and her own life story. Whilst leaning hard on the hilarity that we can all relate to, she might rub some of your opinions up the wrong way – but it’s just the Devil’s Advocate.
Angel is also a TV writer for multi award winning, double International Emmy Nominated, satire news show Puppet Nation, ZAnews which has won 4 consecutive SAFTAs for Best TV Comedy and earned Angel 2 Muse award wins from the Screen Writer’s Guild of South Africa for Best TV Comedy Scriptwriting in 2016 and 2017. Angel was also nominated by the Department of Arts and Culture in 2015 for an Mbokodo Award in Comedy, honouring women changing their industry. You can catch her voice weekly on the Smile90.4fm Saturday Night Comedy Hour with Phil De Lange as she co-hosts an hour of hilarity showcasing local comedians and from around the world.
It is a Latvian proverb that ‘Even the Devil himself doesn’t know where a woman sharpens her knives’, well he certainly doesn’t know where Angel sharpens her wit. (Even though she’s not Latvian. She’s first generation South African, the daughter of British and Zimbabwean immigrants – and she has opinions on that too, you’ll have to catch her show to hear them!)
Devil’s Advocate. Court is in session at 8.15pm on Friday 15th December 2017 at the Protea Hotel Fire And Ice, Cape Town by Marriot.