Comedian Fernando Clark
PHILIPSBURG–Philosopher of humour Fernando Clark has not given the people of St. Maarten, his fans, a taste of his unmatched comedy since his last one-man stand-up comedy show “Fernando U 2 Baad” in November 2009. According to a press release by Clark on Wednesday, after many requests and demands from his fans he is back at it again.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island last year, RAW Promotions Foundation, the team behind the comedian, has been searching for a suitable venue to host the next stand-up comedy show. In fact, the “Fernando Clark in your Uhm!!” show was cancelled from its proposed date, October 7, 2017, due to the unwanted visit from the two storms that destroyed many locations, including Tropicana Ballroom where the show was intended to be held.
Thus far, the solo-act humourist has always delivered rib-splitting comedy, causing face-changing laughter among his audiences, and this show is no exception. Family matters, political and social issues, superstitions, relationships and even his personal experiences are part of this show’s repertoire, which guarantees to have patrons in stitches from the opening bell to the final round, if compared to a boxing match.
While the age limit to attend is set at 14 years and up, this is solely to ensure that the humour does not go over the heads of underage patrons. Fernando insists on keeping his humour clean of obscene language. “You can make them laugh, while keeping it clean,” Fernando said, “but there may be instances where one’s imagination can take them elsewhere, but that is at their own account.”
When asked whether he might be afraid to address any particular issue or topic in this upcoming show, Fernando responded, “I have never been afraid to address any issue in my comedy. When I do, I find a humorous angle to it. In my last show, I experimented with funerals, and that worked out just fine. The people loved it. However, you will recall that I landed in court some years ago for talking about a certain past politician, but that case fell by the wayside and no charges were brought against me.”
The “Fernando Clark in your Uhm!!” show is set for Saturday, March 24, under the tent at Princess Port De Plaisance starting at 8:00pm sharp. Gates open at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale at SOS Radio in Marigot, Big D Photo studio in the Marcus Building on Walter Nisbeth Road and Van Dorp bookstore in Simpson Bay. Advance tickets are NAf. 54/US $30. At the door the price is NAf. 63 or $35.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74659-clark-to-host-comedy-show