MARK BANKS is back, and funnier than ever. Two years of intensive lockdown have given him more material than he can possibly cope with, and why his latest one man hilarious comedy review, MASK ABOUT FACE is bursting at the seams with non-stop sanitized howls of laughter. Banks takes a jab at everyday life situations we find ourselves in, and some we don’t! Discerning audiences will find everything from Shakespeare to ‘do-it-yourself’ home surgery, caring for your pets in quarantine, how to sell your house without show-days, and the world’s first ‘drive through’ funeral.

MARK BANKS has been at the forefront of South African comedy for many years. His range of comedy has covered radio, film and television, both local and internationally. He is best remembered for the standing ovation he garnered at the Royal Albert Hall. This was closely followed by a triumphant appearance at the Trans-Kalarhari Gemsbok Park laughter tunnel, to a convulsed audience of indigenous stand-up Khoisan comedians who unanimously awarded him the coveted Golden Bow and Arrow, the highest honour yet bestowed on a one-man comedy performer. Banks is an avid bee-keeper, bird watcher and interior decorator. His most recent decorating achievement involved re-tiling the entrance to the Houses of Parliament, with 37,000 Scrabble tiles.

Banks has a few surprises in store for the un-laughing, and any other late comers. He is at present in sensitive negotiation with the Hirsch furniture organization for one lucky patron to take home a state-of-the art AEG voice-activated tumble drier and 15 piece sushi double-edge knife set compliments of China City, Cyrildene.

Bookings can be made online via Computicket on or by calling the theatre directly on 083 377 4969 or 011 883-8606. You can also call Computicket to book on 011 340 8000 or 0861 915 8000. The normal ticket price is R150 but there are special discounts for seniors, students and for group bookings. Seats are unreserved. Covid protocols and social distancing will be in place for the allowed 50% capacity audience. Please book in advance as space is limited.