The longest running Comedy Festival in South Africa is back with another star-studded line-up to rock the Mother City! The 16th Annual Cape Town Comedy hosted at the Artscape Theatre from the 3rd to the 9th of September 2012 will feature seven of the best straight-up stand-up comedians all on one stage. International acts like Orlando Jones, Louis Katz, Brian Haner, Lil Rel and Loni Love will be joined on stage by local funny man David Kau.
Orlando Jones began his Hollywood career as a writer on NBCs “A Different World”, Fox’s “Martin” starring Martin Lawrence and writing/producing Fox’s “Roc Live” starring Charles Dutton. Orlando later combined his writing and acting talents on Fox’s “Mad TV”. Oscar winning director Barry Levinson cast Orlando in his first feature film Liberty Heights. Orlando has continued working with visionary film directors including Paul Weitz, (Cirque Du Freak: the Vampire’s Assistant), Peter Hyams (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt), Ivan Reitman (Evolution), Mike Judge (Office Space), Harold Ramis (Bedazzled) and Oscar Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia). Orlando was nominated for an Ovation Award by the LA Stage Alliance for his performance in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Fences. From his portrayal of Clifford Franklin in the classic football film The Replacements to the hugely successful Drumline to singing and dancing in the Broadway revival of The Wiz, Orlando Jones continues to thrill and entertain audiences.
In 2011 Orlando reunited with director Gary Fleder to star in ABC’s action crime drama Identity, produced by Grey’s Anatomy & Criminal Minds producers Mark Gordon and Deb Spera. Identity was written by Eagle Eye scribe John Glenn.
Orlando also wrote produced and stars in the graphic novel action comedy, Tainted Love which will be released in 2012.