The Happy Clapper

Mixed Media

  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Duration: 1hr 25mins
  • Age Recommendation: 10+
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Language: English

A rabbi, a surfer and a Durban businessman walk into a theatre! That’s no joke but the start of one of South Africa’s funniest one-man shows: The Happy Clapper performed by multi-award winning comedian Aaron McIlroy.

Join Aaron McIlroy on a hilarious bible study as he tries to explain the unexplainable. Discover the meaning of life, love and why Abraham hates camping. Scream with laughter as Rabbi Lipschitz and father of seven demonstrates why God is the Ultimate Life Coach. Wet yourself as surfer Gary Van Vuuren tries to explain why the Trinity is more than just a girls name. And discover with reformed International Businessman VJ Moodley why christians are so happy they just have to clap! Co-written and directed by Patrick Kenny, this show is fun for the whole family.

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Starring Aaron McIlroy
Written by Aaron McIlroy & Patrick Kenny
Directed by Patrick Kenny
TV Host: Shannon Kenny
Lighting Design: Michael Taylor- Broderick
Filmed by Marcello Maffeis, Similo Gobingca and Karen Logan
Edited by Karen Logan
Final Song: written by Shannon Kenny & performed by Shannon Kenny & Alan Judd


Aaron McIlroy is one of South Africa’s most popular entertainers, both on stage and screen. Appearing with John Cleese in the Spud movies and Desmond Dube on TV, Aaron also has a string of stage blockbusters under his belt. These include, among other hits, his popular satires, ADHD, Family Therapy, Comedy Master Class, The Loser, Mr Personality, My Cousin Brother, The Stand-Up, DOF and The Golfer.

Patrick Kenny, co -creator and director of The Happy Clapper is a writer, director and actor whose canny sense for comedy has won over festival audiences since his student days and in his former incarnation as a stand-up comedian in The Durban Poison Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Games, Pat Ponders on East Coast Radio, SAFM’s Friday Laugh In and The Cunning Linguist. His collaborations – as director and co-writer – with comedian Aaron McIlroy, have produced a series of award-winning, best-selling one-man shows: ADHD and other Gifts (2018-2019); Comedy Masterclass (2016-2017) and soon to feature at the virtual National Arts Festival, The Happy Clapper.