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Mark BanksLocation: Based in Johannesburg
Mark Banks is one of the most recognized and respected South African comedians of his time. In over 25 years of comedy, Mark boasts at least one new one-man show each year; continuously playing to packed houses and to many of the country's top decision makers nationwide.
Widely recognized for his political satire and commonplace poke at the rich and famous, nothing and no one is sacred to Mark's blatant humour. His productions have played to packed houses across SA and beyond, while his constant banter and uncontained one-liners have often lent him undeniable praise when appearing as Master of Ceremonies at corporate functions, where he provides light relief throughout the event.
Among the numerous sidesplitting performances Mark has staged, some of the most critically acclaimed include his first one-man show "Stars of South Africa"; "We're Not On Top… We're Inside"; the brilliantly titled content-based 'Ek's 'n Doos from South Africa' (pronounced exodus), poking fun at locals living abroad; and“Laughing all the way to the Banks…”, to name but a few! He also appears regularly on TV as presenter or interviewee, and has featured in several adverts.
Critics have both praised and slated him for his content over the years, but Mark's feeling of indifference to such inanity has merely pushed and influenced his repertoire to convincingly being described as 'the Grand Dowager uncle of the South African comedy underground'.
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International Noteworthy Performances
- Mark represented South Africa at the 1996 'Just For Laughs Comedy Festival' in Montreal
- Mark performed with the Bafunny Bafunny tour, together with other top South Africacomedians. They performed at the prestigious ROYAL ALBERT HALL in LONDON in May 2010 before bringing the show home to SA and performing to various sold out shows (over 60 000 tickets sold) around the country
It went very well, thanks! Mark was great!
Clarisse Coetzee, Media24
I had a huge amount of positive feedback from my guests at the Equus Awards regarding Mark’s performance. It’s really enjoyable when you can find a comedian who can entertain a cross-section of people who actually take time-out to contact you and compliment you on your choice of entertainment. Best of all though is that two prominent guests contacted me to get your contact details in order to book him for future events!
Merle Parker, The Racing Association
Mark was out of this world and the people really enjoyed him very much!
Annelize Lightfoot, University of Johannesburg
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Typical Budget for Mark Banks is
R25000 - R35000 excl. VAT.
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