A broadcast from different parts of South Africa. We meet various locals and visitors to our shores, mostly from the comedy and entertainment field.Topics are varied and unpredictable, including local goings-on, current world events, and how they impact on South Africa... all discussed by mostly opinionated and not-very-serious guests. (Although we have sent out meeting requests to Nobel Prize winners, but they're all too busy on Twitter to speak to us at the moment. Perhaps one day.)For more info and downloads, check out


  • JACKast Episode 17

    JACKast Episode 17

    14/06/2009 Duración: 17min

    British comedian and actor, Sally-Anne Hayward, tells us about her love of lions, why she has as many relationships as possible, appearing on Absolutely Fabulous, why South Africa is better than Australia and leaves us with invaluable horoscope advice.

  • JACKast Episode 16

    JACKast Episode 16

    06/06/2009 Duración: 17min

    Strictly Come Dancing winner, Rob Van Vuuren, returns to South Africa after months of performing in Europe. He gives his impressions on the French, then discusses the difficulty of getting whiskey on SAA, American Football in Botswana, Australian squid autopsies - and finally - tries his best to get controversial about African history.

  • JACKast Episode 15

    JACKast Episode 15

    13/04/2009 Duración: 19min

    Canadian comedian, Simon B Cotter, enjoyed school shooting, in a team. He discusses his love of Bill Cosby, the quality of Canadian comedy, restarting the Quebec Nordiques, and tells us how many cookies you get when working on a Mark Wahlberg movie. With thanks to Audio Arts Africa.

  • JACKast Episode 14

    JACKast Episode 14

    30/03/2009 Duración: 12min

    Believe it... it's Corne from The Most Amazing Show. Also known as Louw Venter. He chats about airline food, nude modelling in the Apartheid era, hair-and-eyebrow acting in adverts, hugging Steve Hofmeyer and the state of the SA entertainment industry.

  • JACKast Episode 13

    JACKast Episode 13

    24/03/2009 Duración: 12min

    UK comedian John Mann has no fear of Somalian pirates. He discusses South Africans in London, American English, the Falklands, the inevitability of a comedian murderer and questions who will ruin upcoming sporting events more: London or South Africa. Vote for this podcast in the SA Blog Awards.

  • JACKast Episode 12

    JACKast Episode 12

    11/03/2009 Duración: 14min

    Scottish comedian Geoff Boyz discusses his De Niro and Pacino impressions, the world's best hecklers, Billy Connolly, Jack Dee, Geordie birds and tells us who'd win in a fight between Jeremy Clarkson and the UK Prime Minister. With thanks to Audio Arts.

  • JACKast Episode 11

    JACKast Episode 11

    26/02/2009 Duración: 07min

    We do some experimenting with binaural recording, also known as 3D sound. Garth Breytenbach then explains how he gets into character so easily and questions Matt Damon's stature as an actor. Make sure you have headphones for the binaural section. Recording equipment courtesy of Audio Arts Africa.

  • JACKast Episode 10

    JACKast Episode 10

    17/02/2009 Duración: 23min

    Acclaimed British comedian, Ava Vidal, has appeared on the BBC, Channel 4 and MTV Base. She discusses getting started in stand-up, working as a prison warden, Ross Kemp, Edinburgh Fringe, the 'G' word: gollywog, the Thatcher family, future plans and wooden giraffes for tourists. She will be appearing at Joe Parker comedy venues until Feb 21st. With thanks to Audio Arts Africa.

  • JACKast Episode 9 (part 2)

    JACKast Episode 9 (part 2)

    07/02/2009 Duración: 14min

    Comedian David Kibuuka discusses implementing comedy diplomas to ensure qualified stand-ups, how to achieve a super-depressing funeral, tips for foreigners at the 2010 soccer world cup, how to meet Nelson Mandela and how Lassie paved the way for Babe.

  • JACKast Episode 9 (part 1)

    JACKast Episode 9 (part 1)

    02/02/2009 Duración: 21min

    Part 1 of the David Kibuuka interview. He discusses Idi Amin, journeys into stand-up, acting in Pure Monate and Bunny Chow, waitering at the Krugersdorp Spur, etiquette at film festivals, fighting Quentin Tarantino and chasing Pamela Anderson with a hotdog in his hand. With thanks to Audio Arts Africa.

  • JACKast Episode 8

    JACKast Episode 8

    26/01/2009 Duración: 23min

    Proudly Portuguese and award winning performer, Sonia Esgueira, discusses her latest comedic play, 'Porralicious'. She explains the rivalry between Madeira and Portugal, being a misunderstood child in Nelspruit, plans to perform in Toronto and casting Ronaldo as a love interest. Catch Porralicious - The Finalsh! from 18 February at Monte Casino Studio Theatre and at The Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town from 22 April.

  • JACKast Episode 7

    JACKast Episode 7

    12/01/2009 Duración: 19min

    Fulbright scholar and our representative in Georgia, Ilan Guest, discusses American states, Russian studies, Donald Sutherland, urban planning, fixing South Africa and how to sink a mall. Well clever.

  • JACKast Episode 6

    JACKast Episode 6

    28/12/2008 Duración: 20min

    Senior vice president-group planning director for McCann Worldgroup, Alistair Duff, visits us enroute to San Francisco. We discuss the future of advertising, Jacob Zuma, bigamy and Carte Blanche's report on the end of the world in 2012. Happy New Year.

  • JACKast Episode 5

    JACKast Episode 5

    20/12/2008 Duración: 17min

    We interrupt Rob Van Vuuren's France-bound theatre production to discuss his triumph on Strictly Come Dancing, being SA's John Travolta, Christmas plans, Patrick Swayze... and then end the year with a delightful Afro-George Michael-bongo duet.

  • JACKast Episode 4

    JACKast Episode 4

    14/12/2008 Duración: 22min

    Face of fried chicken and Nigella lover, Garth Breytenbach, strolls in to discuss doing nudity in Starship Troopers 3 and dealing with ginger prejudice. We then rewrite the World Cup Rugby movie, supposedly starring Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar. Piele.

  • JACKast Episode 3

    JACKast Episode 3

    07/12/2008 Duración: 24min

    Gavin Williams, Benoni's favourite son, visits the studio to discuss fame, music, movies, Mossel Bay and a handy new business venture.

  • JACKast Episode 2

    JACKast Episode 2

    28/11/2008 Duración: 17min

    We get hold of Rob Van Vuuren, who strongly resembles Twakkie from The Most Amazing Show. A cellphone provider is tested as we attempt unbroken cellular contact while discussing his efforts to win Strictly Come Dancing, trips to Zanzibar and wedding orgies. And yes, there's a horoscope and other things. Free of charge.

  • JACKast Episode 1

    JACKast Episode 1

    16/11/2008 Duración: 15min

    The inaugural episode of the Brendan JACKast with super-relaxed comedy guest Chris Forrest. Expats are gently lured back to the motherland, and a number of topics are discussed, including South Africa, American words and geraniums. There's even a free horoscope to help steer your life in the right direction. Please enjoy responsibly.

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