When will you be releasing your Kagiso Lediga in a suit DVD?
Sometime next month, I’m quite excited about that because I’ll be showcasing backstage access and how my comedic material comes about when preparing for a show.
We love that kind of behind the scenes stuff! What about your movie Blitz Patrollie, when can we expect a release date?
Blitz Patrollie comes out on the 10th of May and the trailer will be coming out soon; the movie is basically like a Pure Monate Show reunion - it’s just going to be a crazy movie to watch.
What was it like on the set of Blitz Patrollie – it must have been madness!
It’s just Ludicrous. There was never a normal dull day on set because you have all these comedians in one place and Blitz Patrollie is quite an action packed movie so there’s also a lot of gun blazing scenes. David Kau had to go for gun training courses, there was also car chase scenes so you can imagine how insane a day is on set, let alone an entire month! What was cool about being on set is that the cast already knew each other from previous work so it was really just a whole lot of fun throughout the entire process of making this film. There was a lot of laughter, jokes and eating going on.
Many of your films have been showcased abroad. Will Blitz Patrollie be on the international circuit as well?
Yes, the film is actually going to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was initially made for the local market; it wasn’t really intended for an international audience. That’s not to say it won’t be picked up internationally but when we decided to do it we had South Africans and the culture of South Africa in mind.
In previous interviews you’ve mentioned that you’ve always wanted to be a comedian but now it’s become obvious that you’ve extended your talents into film and TV production. Was that always in the pipeline for you?
Yes I’ve always wanted to make movies, I knew that it was either I become a comedian or film producer, in my case I was blessed enough to be able to do both. To be honest back then I never knew what it entailed to be a producer or even a director. I’m still learning but I think I’m getting there.
As a comedian do you ever feel embarrassed?
Not really, I can’t even remember the last time I was embarrassed. I probably don’t even care now.
Do your girlfriend and son think you’re funny?
Sometimes - I think my kid thinks he’s the funniest guy around at the moment. He’s after my job!