You haven’t booked for Hilton yet! What the EFF?

Nik Rabinowitz. Photo: Deborah Rossouw

Nik Rabinowitz. Photo: Deborah Rossouw

AS a South African, you might find yourself asking, “What the F?”, but Nik Rabinowitz thinks a more relevant question is “What the EFF?”…
You know that feeling. You’re about to enjoy one of modern life’s greatest pleasures — dinner in front of the TV, and then it’s all snatched away from you in an instant by load shedding.

And what about that bottomless feeling when you come back to where you definitely parked your car to find an empty space instead?

Whether it’s the robots that haven’t worked in so long, that drivers are confused when they do work; or politicians marching into parliament in Pep Store overalls, hard hats and Italian shoes, at some point you’re going to ask yourself, “What the EFF?”

Find out more when Rabinowitz performs in the Falcon Tent at the Hilton Arts Festival at 10 am and 5.30 pm on September 19.  In the meantime read on to learn a bit more about the popular comedian.

My name is Nik Rabinowitz. I was born in a barn.
I completed my schooling at Waldorf School of Comedy.
I am a qualified amateur cricketer.
A brief background on how I got into performing: I stopped doing the thing I was supposed to do, took a chance, and did the thing I wanted to do.
I live in a house.
I am afraid of sharks.
My character is of the highest order.
I have a weakness for surfing in shark-infested waters.
My goal is to survive surfing in shark-infested waters.
I am driven by Uber drivers of varying personalities.
The one word I use the most is inappropriate to print.
If I could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, it would be find your individuality, people!
People should come see my show in Hilton because what else do they have to do??
My favourite joke is going to be told at the show, so come see it.
The best thing about being a comedian is that you don’t have to apologise for being inappropriate.
My scariest moment on stage was when I thought Julius Malema was in the audience after I’d made a joke about him. He wasn’t.

Other comedy offerings at the Hilton Arts Festival

7 Deadly Sins
Join Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert as they take an irreverent and hilarious look at the seven deadly sins.

Meet oddballs and screwballs: Hubris Von Vaulter, the most vainglorious Viking designer; a gormless Irish couple who, with the help of alcohol and illiteracy, accidentally stumble upon a ‘swingers’ club; the astonishing Toby, (Aaron in a humongous fat suit), taking gluttony to news level.

And no McIlroy production would be complete without a welcome visit from Veejay Moodley, who is in a rage!

The show is being staged in the Falcon Tent at 7.30 pm on September 18 and 3 pm on September 19.

Big Boys
A total phenomenon, which has enjoyed cult status for six years at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Big Boys is coming to Hilton at last!

Ash and Brad Searle, brothers in real life and on the stage, are set to take you on a ridiculous and far-fetched journey as Ash does his best to win back his fiancée whom he left standing at the altar.  It’s a long, complicated and hilarious story as Brad meddles … but you know … boys will be boys!

Catch Big Boys in the Falcon Tent at 12.30 pm on September 19 and 10 am on September 20.

• The Hilton Arts Festival runs at Hilton College from September 17 to 20 . To book for all these shows go to

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