6 kak funny comedies you can stream to lift your spirits this weekend!

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It seems that the last two weeks have been a bit of a downer in terms of the covid infection numbers fucking out and more people succumbing to the virus. This week, it claimed the lives of two local acting industry giants, David Butler (from the iconic CTM commercials) and Ben Kruger (from Skooldae and Binnelanders). Overseas it stole the real Milli Vanilli singer, John Davis from us. We’re now at that stage where we not only know of people who got sick, but the stats are leaning more towards each of us knowing at least one person who passed away in the last month. It is a real scary thought. That third wave is here, so please keep safe and don’t slack on the vigilance – keep wearing your mask, wash your hands like a crazy fucker and don’t go out if you don’t have to. It is simply not fokken worth it. Some of us are also still trying to come to terms with the passing away of Henry Engelbecht.

Although we can’t simply laugh off the super kakness and the rise in numbers, we can try and at least laugh a little bit to escape all this shit, even if it is for roughly 90 minutes at a time, six times this weekend. I don’t know about you, but that sounds exactly like a medicine prescription and the best one to boot: Take two, two times per day for the rest of the weekend, preferably with meals and a lekker drink.

Live a little bit, even if it is from your couch! It sure as fuck counts!

Get Hard
This stupidly rich hedge-fund manager, James (played by Will Ferrell) is sent to San Quentin prison for committing fraud on SA government levels. He is give one month to get his shit in order. He knows that he’ll kak off in prison on day one and in an act of desperation, turns to the first black guy, Darnell ( played by Kevin heart), to save his ass. Problem is that Darnell has not even had a parking ticket and not tough at all.
Some fun: The scene with Ferrell’s ass is not his own ass, but that of an ass double.
Some more fun: Funny man Ferrell stayed in character for each and every interview and press release. Who would expect anything else from this absolute comedy legend? The trailer has over 13m views:

The King of Staten Island
I haven’t seen it yet but the trailer has me really excited! This is the first movie I’m taking for a spin this weekend. Scott’s firefighter father died when he was only seven and that has affected him quite immensely. Now, in his mid-20s, he has achieved next to fokol, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist and even that seems completely out out of reach. His younger sister, brimming with ambitions sets off for college while he still live at home with his constantly exhausted mom who is an ER nurse. He is the type of loser that I hate – he spends his days smoking weed and hanging with his equally loser tjommies. Then his mom starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray and it sets off a chain of events that forces Scott to get a fokken grip on things and  move forward in life.
Some fun: This movie is yet another victim of the fokken pandemic and was scheduled to open in about 100 theaters, mostly drive-ins. Fok, I long back for those. Two days before the release date the theaters were tuned that they would not able to show the film and the release was unfortunately limited to video-on-demand. At least we get to watch it:

The Wedding Singer
Jissis, this 80’s nostalgia fliek with Adam Sandler is an absolute fucking classic! He plays Robbie Hart, a small town wedding singer who gets dumped at the altar by his fiancé. Enter Julia (Drew Barrymore), who is engaged to the wrong dude. He he falls in love with her and tries his best to figure out how he can make her realize what an absolute douche bag her fiancé really is, but things fuck out so bietjie and it is BAIE hilarious!
Some fun: Julia (Drew) wears a jean jacket wiff a butterfly throughout the movie which belongs to Drew Barrymore in real life because the  director liked it so much that he told her to wear it as part of her costume. I’m deffo’s re-watching this because to this day I still crush hard on Drew Barrymore. She is only 3 months older than me, so I still have a chance!

Wedding Crashers
Let’s line up another wedding comedy classic! Two okes, John and Jeremy, are single in their mid-30s and work with divorces cases in Washington D.C. When summer rolls in, they like to crash weddings accompanied by elaborate back stories to pick up chicks for one-night stands. John gets to a point where he contemplates growing up, but Jeremy convinces him to have one more last go at it. Jeremy scores with Gloria, who turns out to be super clingy and John wants a real romance with Claire, the daughter of the host who already has a boyfriend.
Some fun: Wit the scene of the Italian wedding, the guy sitting next to Owen Wilson who laughed at his Jabroni-joke was Wilson’s uncle in real life.

Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Balance have been restored at the end of the first movie and Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are ready to take on the normality of an adult life. However, shit ain’t that easy – the new neighbors who move in are way fucking worse than the previous one. They turn to their previous neighbor (Zac Efron) to sort out this kak.
Some fun: Apparently there are a lot of scenes from trailers and TV ads that didn’t even make it to the final cut. See if you can spot any of them:

The 40 Year-Old Virgin
I would put this at the top of my list to watch first, maar lekkerste kom laaste! I’m keeping this as my last movie for Sunday. My dessert, so to speak.
Andy (Steve Carell) is a really nice dude and a lekker colleague at the tech retail store where he is the stock supervisor. One night, his colleagues David, Jay and Cal decide to invite him over for a poker game where they find out that he is not only 40 years old, but also a virgin. Moerse shock! They decide to help him solve that problem by setting him up on dates. He meets the divorced Trish, the owner of  the hilariously failure of a business, “We Sell Your Stuff on eBay”.  They hit it off and agree to pomp before their 20th date. If you don’t know it yet – this movie is funny as fuck!
Some fun: At the time of the release, Steve Carell’s parents were 80 years of age and went to see the movie. Steve was kak uncomfortable and embarrassed by it.

Need more streaming goodness? Check out our top 10 list of movies and TV series picks from The Plumlist. It is my to-go-to website when I’m stuck for streaming ideas from Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime:
#10. How to be better at life: 10+ shows to teach you how
No matter where we are in it, life holds many mysteries as well as the potential to learn more. Even if you think you already know it all, someone is going to tell you you’re doing it wrong, or you could do it better. These things are not taught in school – although they should be. Did you know about freezing grapes instead of ice blocks to chill your wine without watering it down? Or how to deal with the eternal nightmare of folding a fitted sheet? The internet is swollen with life hacks.
On Netflix & Showmax
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# 9. Jet off into space with shows that are out of this world
For as long as humans have gazed up at the night sky and contemplated the stars, the moon, the planets and in turn their moons, we have found them and the mysteries they hold fascinating. Space travel and exploration are normal now, although the obsession with Mars is still puzzling; billions have been poured into learning about this inhabitable planet with a view to colonisation instead of fixing the one we have.
On DStv Now, Netflix & Showmax
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#8 Interview: Francois van Coke tells us about performing under lockdown
Just over a year ago, South Africans felt like prison inmates, locked up inside their own homes during the very restrictive level 5 implementation of the lockdown, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Parts of the country resembled scenes from The Handmaid’s Tale. Under his eye, tjom!
On Showmax
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 #7 A chocolate box full of Afrikaans shows and movies
With COVID-19 still swinging the axe and a third wave of infections looming on the horizon, we are just over a year into the South African lockdown. Sure, we’re only on level 1.2b amended version 8 beta and we feel a little more cautiously optimistic since the driest Krismis in history, but I came to the shocking realisation that I have not seen the inside of a movie cinema or smelled that buttery popcorn in more than a year!
On Showmax
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#6 Forty-seven SAFTA-winning shows and where to stream them
A total win of 47 Golden Horns at this year’s prestigious 15th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) cements MultiChoice status as Africa’s Most Loved Storyteller, delivering the best in local content.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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 #5 Six comedy series for those with a dark sense of humour
The dark comedy genre exists because without it we’d be ignoring a fundamental aspect of life – it’s a tragedy and a comedy. As John Cleese once said: “Some people think life is a tragedy and we are all going to die, and some people think life is a comedy.” It’s this strange light and dark tension that makes this blend of comedy-drama storytelling such a wicked delight. Here are six dark comedy series now streaming on Showmax.
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 4# Fourteen shows and movies based on books
The debate over book-to-screen (big and small) adaptations is a timeless one. Bibliophiles and cinephiles create a perfect Venn diagram, with their opposing views meeting in the middle where sometimes common ground is found. Sometimes it’s a book you loved, as a child or an adult, that suddenly finds itself on the table in a Hollywood studio. Depending on how it’s handled, it can be glorious or it can be an unmitigated disaster – both are wildly subjective.
On Amazon Prime, DStv, Netflix & Showmax
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 #3 Six titles in the horror genre that offer social commentary
For some, horror means slashers, monster movies and popcorn thrills. Pure entertainment escapism is a defining element of the genre, but it runs so much deeper when you consider that Godzilla (the 2014 version is on Showmax) was originally a symbol for the nuclear decimation and fall-out following the bombing of Hiroshima.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix & Showmax
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 #2 Friends: The Reunion to premiere on M-Net on Sunday, 30 May 2021
MultiChoice announced today that Friends: The Reunion will premiere on M-Net exclusive to DStv on Sunday, 30 May at 20:00 and will be available on streaming service Showmax from Monday, 31 May 2021. Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for a real-life unscripted celebration of the beloved show.
 On Showmax 
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 #1 Watch: Cintaine Schutte talks to Hannes Brümmer about her craft
Cintaine Schutte is the master of versatility, effortlessly switching between roles, be it on stage during art festivals and theatre productions or filming for the big screen and TV series. She has been nominated for more than 10 awards and has won an equal number of them, spanning every discipline of the acting world.
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 10 spot, Jet off into space with shows that are out of this world“, so we randomized again and it landed on For All Mankind:
An epic story of love, murder and revenge set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand during the gold rush. Based on the novel by Eleanor Catton, which won the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

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