Rob van Vuuren – CV

 

Education: Matric Exemption – Maritzburg College 1993

Honours (Drama) – Rhodes University 1997

2012

 


THEATRE

A Comedy Of Errors – Dromio of Syracuse – directed by Matthew Wild – Maynardville Open Air Theatre

Rob van Vuuren – Live! – National Arts Festival,

The Three Little Pigs – written by Rob van Vuuren, James Cairns, Tara Notcutt and Albert Pretorius, directed by Notcutt and starring Van Vuuren, Cairns and Pretorius – National Arts Festival, National Schools Festival, Hilton Arts Festival – tours in 2013 include Cape Town, Perth, New York, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Johannesburg.

Pants on Fire – with hosts Rob van Vuuren and Martin Evans

– National Arts Festival (with guests including: Conrad Koch, Andrew Buckland, Arno Carstens, Chris Chameleon, Stuart Taylor, David Kibuuka, PaigeMac, Warren Robertson, David Newton, Gary Thomas, Shannon Hope, Claire Johnstone, Vittorio Leonardi, Siv Ngesi, The Brothers Streep and more.

– Alexander Bar and Theatre with guests: Stuart Lightbody, Godfrey Johnstone, Kurt Schoonraad, ZolaniMahola, Paul Snodgrass, Andy Lund, Alan Committie, Andrew James and DeepFriedMan.

– Mercury Live with guests Francois van Coke, Arno Carstens, Conrad Koch and PaigeMac

FILM

Spud 2 – demented hot-dog announcer guy

Jimmy in Pienk–douchebag journalist

Long Walk to Freedom – Col. Spenglerracist policeman. (lots of shouting).

Die Laaste Tango – douchebag lawyer


FESTIVALS

Oppikoppi – mc and brand activation comedian for Liqourice Allsorts (as Corne and Twakkie)

Rocking the Daisies – host and headline act (stand-up)


STAND-UP

Parker’s Comedy and Jive, Jou Ma Se Comedy Club, The Chilli Bar, Beefcakes, Club Mykonos, Boardwalk Café (Port Elizabeth), Durban, Kitcheners


CORPORATE

As MC or Comedian – AEL, Eat Out Awards, Old Mutual, Oxy Comedy Roadshow (30+ schools countrywide), KFC Krusher Activations (UCT, University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University)

2011

 


THEATRE

Rob van Vuuren – Live! – National Arts Festival (Standard Bank Ovation Award Winner for Comedy), George, Cape St. Francis, Port Elizabeth

The Most Amazing Show – National Arts Festival

Fugard Fest of Comedy – stand-up and company member – The Fugard Theatre

FESTIVALS

Flamjangled Tea Party – mc and comedian

Sowing the Seeds – mc

Oppikoppi – mc

FILM

ZAMBEZIA – Animated Feature by Triggerfish – voice – Released Worldwide 2012

KHUMBA – Animated Feature by Triggerfish – various voices and character development workshops. – release date 2013 Worldwide

COPPOSITTES – Directed by Oliver Rodger starring Rob van Vuuren and SivNgesi – release date 2012

STAND-UP

Regular gigs – as host or mc – Zula, Jou Ma Se Comedy Club, Cape Farmhouse, Trinity, Southern Right, News Café, Bunker Bar

Comics Choice Awards – Breakthrough Act Award Winner

RADIO

The Drivetime Robbery – 2Oceans Vibe online radio – weekly show

Co-host with Martin Evans – guests included: Fokofpolisikar, Aking, Tamara Dey, Pieter Hugo, Lauren Beukes, David Kramer, Luke Watson, Arno Carstens, Ashtray Electric, Louw Venter, Alan Committie, FarrylPurkiss, Prime Circle, Chris Chameleon, Guy Buttery and many more.


CORPORATE

As mc or comedian – Direct Access, Ernst and Young

ONLINE

Mini Cooper Countryman – Wanderlust Viral Campaign

2010

 


THEATRE

 Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren – Guild Theatre (East London), Port Elizabeth,  Festival of Fame (Jhb)

Black! White – Market Theatre (Jhb)

The Most Amazing Show – East London, Port Elizabeth, Uitenhague, National Arts Festival, The Baxter Concert Hall

Gary the Toothfairy – written by Rob van Vuuren and Bevan Cullinan, starring Bevan Cullinan, directed by Rob van Vuuren

Allie Pad Funny Worcester – by and starring Shimmy Isaacs –directed by Rob van Vuuren

Woyzek– by Georg Buchner directed by Lara Foot – The Captain and the Showman – Baxter Studio

TELEVISION

MK Awards – MC (as Corne and Twakkie)

SA’s Got Talent – co-host with AneleMdoda


Film

SchucksTshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa – with Rob van Vuuren as himself


FESTIVALS

Oppikoppi – mc (as Corne and Twakkie)

Up the Creek – mc and stand-up

Fynbos Festival – mc and stand-up,

Rocking the Daisies – mc and stand-up

Whacky Wine Festival – mc and stand-up


STAND-UP

Im So Lonely – Paul Snodgrass directed by Rob van Vuuren – Baxter Concert Hall
HomeGroan – Kurt Schoonraad – directed by Rob van Vuuren
Club Gigs– Zula, La Med, Purple Turtle, Jou Ma Se Comedy Club, The Brass Bell, News Café (tableview), Bunker Bar, The Comedy Underground (Jhb)

2009

 


THEATRE

Black! White? – co-deviser  and performer with NeliXaba, Stacey Sachs and Toni Morkel – 3 month tour of France incl shows in Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Lille, Avignon etc.

Strictly Rob and Mary – written by Rob van Vuuren, choreographed by Mary Martin, directed by Helen Iskander, starring Rob van Vuuren and Mary Martin. – Hilton Arts Festival.

Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren – National Arts Festival, Newspace Theatre (Cape Town), Kysna, Festival of Fame (Jhb), National Arts Festival

Isabella – written by Scott Sparrow, starring Scott Sparrow and Leila Anderson, directed by Rob van Vuuren and Twakkie)

Rumpsteak – starring Gaetaen Schmidt, directed by Rob van Vuuren

Television

Crazy Games – co-host with Kurt Schoonraad. SABC2

SA’s Got Talent – co-host with AneleMdoda. SABC2

Urbo: The Adventures of PaxAfrika – voice of Frothy the Bear (and others) 53 episodes between 2007-2009

Festivals

Oppikoppi – mc (as Corne

Rocking the Daisies – mc and comedian

2008

 


THEATRE

Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren – stand-up comedy – National Arts Festival, Hilton Arts Festival, Intimate Theatre Cape Town, Fringe Theatre (Jhb) – Nandos Breakthrough Act Award

Brother Number – written by and starringJames Cairns and Rob van Vuuren, directed by JacoBouwer.

Electric Juju – by and starring Rob van Vuuren, directed by James Cunningham and Helen Iskander

Isabella – with Scott Sparrow and Leila Anderson, directed and produced by Rob van Vuuren  (Intimate Theatre Cape Town, National Arts Festival)

Performer’s Travel Guide – with Scott Sparrow, directed by Rob van Vuuren

CokeyFalkow – Odd One Out, directed produced by Rob van Vuuren (Little Theatre Cape Town, National Arts Festival)

Fly Paper Jet – The Travelling Salesman – Directed and produced by Rob van Vuuren (The Intimate Theatre Cape Town, National Arts Festival)

Rumpsteak with Gaetaen Schmidt – Directed and Produced by Rob van Vuuren (The Intimate Theatre Cape Town, National Arts Festival)

Mouche – with Tim Redpath, written by LaineRedpath, directed by Rob van Vuuren and LaineRedpath, produced by Rob van Vuuren

Cabins in the Forest – with Andy Jameson and Gary Thomas, directed and produced by Rob van Vuuren

Swazi – with Mark Elederkin, directed and produced by Rob van Vuuren

Television

Strictly Come Dancing – Winner with partner Mary Martin

Crazy Games – co-host with Kurt Schoonraad

The Devil’s Whore – with Rob van Vuuren as the Devil

Urbo: The Adventures of PaxAfrika – voice of Frothy the Bear (and others)

2007

 


Theatre

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – by Tom Stoppard directed by Christopher Weare, with Alan Committie as Rosencrantz and Rob van Vuuren as Guildenstern – The Little Theatre (Cape Town)

Brother Number – written by and starring James Cairns and Rob van Vuuren, directed by JacoBouwer (National Arts Festival, Kalk Bay Theatre)

Electric Juju – written by and starring Rob van Vuuren, directed by Helen Iskander and James Cunningham – National Arts Festival, Kalk Bay Theatre

The Best Man’s Speech – with Louw Venter, directed by Rob van Vuuren

The Most Amazing Show–National Arts Festival, Oppikoppi

Out of Time – with Louw Venter directed by Rob van Vuuren – Kalk Bay Theatre, National Arts festival

Television

Crazy Games – co-host with Kurt Schoonraad – SABC2

The Most Amazing Show – Season 2 –  written by and starring Rob van Vuuren and Louw Venter – SABC2

Urbo: The Adentures of PaxAfrika – voice of Frothy the Bear (and others)

Film

Footskating 101 – The Movie – Vince (lead)

2006

 


Theatre

Out of Time – with Louw Venter directed by Rob van Vuuren – National Arts Festival

The Most Amazing Show – KultureKlap feat – Corne and Twakkie and the Style of Love, Lark, Fokofpolisiekar, Chris Chameleon, The Dirty Skirts, Bevan Cullinan, Fly Paper Jet, Tumi and the Volume.(National Arts Festival)

Television

The Most Amazing Show – Season 1 – written by and starring Louw Venter and Rob van Vuuren

Film

Bunny Chow – Twakkie

2005

 


The Most Amazing Show–  various shows at Festivals and clubs around the country including a series of massive live music shows with Freshly Ground and 340ml

Raiders of the Lost Aardvark – by Nicholas Ellenbogen with Nicholas Ellenbogen, Rob van Vuuren and Matt Ellenbogen – National Arts Festival, Kalk Bay Theatre

Wood for the Trees – devised and performed by Gys De Villiers, Rob van Vuuren, James Cunningham, Helen Iskander and directed by Jacky De Villiers – National Arts festival, Aardklop

Film

Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni – Hippie

2004

 


Theatre

The Most Amazing Show – various festivals and clubs around the country

Film

The Rose Grower – Pierre

2003

 


Theatre

They Say – by Gerhard Marx – starring Rob van Vuuren directed by Gerhard Marx and Lara Foot – Wits Amphitheatre, National Arts Festival, Gauteng Schools Festival, Aardklop, Hilton Arts Festival

Toneelstuk – by BreytenBreytenbach – directed by Marthinus

Basson – Hond/Aljosja –KKNK

Film

The Bone Snatcher – Arctic Scientist

Adrenaline – John

2002

 


A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare – directed by Fred Abrahamse, Bottom

The Most Amazing Show

Tangkupa– written by and starring Rob van Vuuren directed by LanonPrigge.

Bangalore Torpedo – written by Michelle Wilmers, Jose Domigoes and Rob van Vuuren starring Rob van Vuuren and Jose Domingoes directed by JacoBouwer

2001

 


Tangkupa – written and produced by and starring Rob van Vuuren – directed by LanonPrigge – National Arts Festival, Hilton Arts Festival, Warehouse Theatre (Greenpoint)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane – written by Martin McDonagh, directed by Janice Honeyman –Baxter Studio Theatre – Fleurdu Cap, Best Supporting Actor Nomination for portrayal ofRay Dooley.

Bangalore Torpedo – co-wrote with Michelle Willmers and Jose Domingos. Directed by JacoBouwer – National Arts Festival, Bijou Theatre (Cape Town).

The Most Amazing Show – written, produced by and starring Rob van Vuuren and Louw Venter – The Most Amazing Show became a cult phenomenon in South Africa and spawned 1000’s of shows and appearances, 2 seasons of an award winning television show, comics and an entire merchandise range that even included Corne and Twakkie dolls. We only ever sold two sets of those dolls. They were very expensive. Back in 2001 though, we were playing: The Zem Café (once) Obz Café (twice) and the Independent Armchair Theatre in Obs (a lot).

Film

Check-in to Disaster – Checker Kessler

2000

 


Theatre

Mung – written by and starring Rob van Vuuren, directed by LanonPrigge

Capgun – co-wrote and co-produced with Bevan Cullinan and Gerhard Marx. Starring Bevan Cullinan and Rob van Vuuren with animation and design by Gerhard Marx. – Open Window Gallery (Pretoria), National Arts Festival, Eastern Cape School’s Festival

Birdy – adapted by Naomi Wallace –directed by Joshua Lindberg – Vita Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the portrayal of Young Al – Civic Theatre (Jhb), National Arts Festival

Film

Shark Attack2 – Daryl

Festivals

Oppikoppi – performer

1999

 


Nomad Hotel – with James Cairns, HlanhlaMavundla and Hanle Barnard directed by Stacy Hardy – The Arena Theatre – UCT

SALOME’- Dancer – directed by MarthinusBasson – choreographed by Samantha Pienaar.

Shopping and Fucking – by Mark Ravenhill – directed by Fred Abrahamse – Robbie

Bouncers – by John Godber directed by Fred Abrahamse – various characters

Mung – written and produced by and starring Rob van Vuuren – directed by LanonPrigge – National Arts Festival(99-2000), Hilton Arts Festival, Warehouse Theatre (Greenpoint), One Night Stand Festival (Jhb) Oppikoppi (Worcester)

1998

 


Lunar Spasm – co-wrote, performed and co-produced with Bevan Cullinan – National Arts Festival, Rhodes University Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Puck – National Arts Festival

Theatre for Africa – company member – The Mountain People, Kwamanzi, Imilonji – 6 month residency performing at Cape Town Castle, around the Western Cape and Swaziland

1997

 


First Physical Theatre Company –  company member/dancer – various productions.

Graduated with Honours in Drama from Rhodes University

 1996

 


Teatime at the Reykjavik Geezerdome – co-wrote, performed and co-produced with Bevan Cullinan and James Cairns – National Arts Festival, Rhodes University Box Theatre, Eastern Cape Schools Festival

1995

 


Squadron Marmite – co-wrote, performer and co-produced with Bevan Cullinan – National Arts Festical, Rhodes University Box Theatre, Hilton College Theatre, Gauteng Schools Festival.

1994

 


Enrolled – Rhodes University

1993

 


Matriculated – Maritzburg College