Brendan Jackast



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 38

    01/06/2011 Duración: 08min

    Comedian Loyiso Gola discusses getting detention at the start of his comedy career, his TV and one man show, playing in the NBA, running for president, Osama Bin Laden and more.

  • JACKast Episode 37 - Bobby Lee

    06/03/2011 Duración: 09min

    Pineapple Express, Chelsea Lately and Harold and Kumar actor and comedian, Bobby Lee, discusses gambling at Montecasino, living with Pauly Shore, brothels in Star Wars and getting physical onstage.

  • JACKast Episode 36 - Author Roger Smith

    06/11/2010 Duración: 09min

    Roger Smith discusses his first book being made into a Hollywood movie with Samuel Jackson, writing crime thrillers in a country like South Africa, offers his picks in famous author fights.

  • JACKast Episode 35 - Gary the Toothfairy Returns

    06/11/2010 Duración: 06min

    Gary the Toothfairy returns to Joburg and discusses his Grahamstown shows, eating gold teeth, unicorns, tooth care and more.

  • JACKast Episode 34 - The A-Team

    02/10/2010 Duración: 10min

    Sharlto and Rampage discuss playing iconic characters in the The A-Team movie. Also, flying helicopters, Hollywood perks, the coolest person on set, other 80's TV shows that should be films and footskating in Belgium. I try to get Rampage to fight, but we smooth it over with a freestyle A-Team rap.

  • JACKast Episode 33 - Kira Soltanovich

    01/09/2010 Duración: 08min

    American comedian, Kira Soltanovich, discusses working on TV shows like Girls Behaving Badly, performing in South Africa, working for Joan Rivers, being born in Russia, and offers horoscope advice.

  • JACKast Episode 32

    18/08/2010 Duración: 09min

    Lauren Beukes discusses her new book Zoo City, tells us what she's doing in London and why you shouldn't stalk her. She also offers advice to writers and suggests who'd win in an author fight. Zombies also get a mention.

  • JACKast Episode 31

    17/08/2010 Duración: 06min

    Gary the Toothfairy talks live from the streets of Grahamstown, where he's performing his first show. He discusses his job as a toothfairy, his issue with the tokoloshe, Tom Cruise's teeth, vuvuzelas and plenty more.

  • JACKast Episode 30

    01/08/2010 Duración: 08min

    Henry Rollins talks freely about American patriotism, holidaying in war-torn countries, Euro Disney, wearing spandex and plenty more.

  • JACKast Episode 29

    02/06/2010 Duración: 07min

    John Vlismas discusses civil war after FIFA leave, Henry Rollins live in South Africa, playing hockey, advice for young comedians, life as a radio DJ, news for Taureans and more.

  • JACKast Episode 28

    01/05/2010 Duración: 08min

    Debut novelist, Alistair Morgan, discusses getting published, dark themes in his first novel and which famous writers he thinks would win in a fight. He also discusses working in advertising and obstacles for self-publishers. Sleeper's Wake is shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize and received the 2009 Plimpton Prize.

  • JACKast Episode 27

    19/03/2010 Duración: 10min

    Last Comic Standing comedian, Louis Ramey, discusses being robbed of the show's ultimate prize, working with Whitney Houston and Isaac Hayes, what he expected when landing in South Africa and making fun of the Amish.

  • JACKast Episode 26

    26/02/2010 Duración: 11min

    Martin Degville, singer from 80s cyber-rock band Sigue Sigue Sputnik, discusses the origins of the band, Billy Idol, Bowie, GaGa, dealing with naked fans, hairspray and being flatmates with Boy George.

  • JACKast Episode 25

    01/01/2010 Duración: 08min

    Cape Town Comedian Dave Levinsohn visits Joburg in his time machine to discuss comedy in various parts of the country, a road rage incident with an older woman, the need for more shoe bronzing and judging Miss Venezuela, amongst other topics.

  • JACKast Episode 24

    11/11/2009 Duración: 07min

    Life coach, human behaviour expert and author (including contributor to The Secret), Dr. John Demartini travels 360 days a year, teaching around the world. Brendan catches up with him to discuss overcoming childhood obstacles, inspiration, procrastination, negativity as a motivator, life-long learning - all in an attempt to become enlightened within the interview.

  • JACKast Episode 23

    22/09/2009 Duración: 11min

    Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, UK comedian Gordon Southern discusses mean-spirited and irritating comedians, Scrabble on his website, collecting stuffed cats, Phil Collins as the Cadbury's gorilla and a heartfelt heckle.

  • JACKast Episode 22

    18/08/2009 Duración: 13min

    UK comedian Matt Welcome gets deep into some analytical comedy. And then shares his plan to secure a knighthood, discusses anxiety in sheep and whether pigs can be trained by the army. As always, followed by a free horoscope reading.

  • JACKast Episode 21

    11/08/2009 Duración: 14min

    US Comedian Sean Kent discusses working in LA, flights back to the States, dark humour, hotel underwear mixups, beating cancer twice, and how he's probably not going to miss Michael Jackson.

  • JACKast Episode 20

    09/07/2009 Duración: 15min

    John Vlismas discusses comedy topics he generally avoids on stage, the perils of cheap accommodation on tour, Hindu ladies as art, and how capitalism is making us thicker. Apologies for refeeding ep. 14-heads will roll.

  • JACKast Episode 19

    09/07/2009 Duración: 14min

    Irish comedian, John Lynn, discusses leaving teaching for stand-up and movie roles, following the Lions on tour to Durban, the best heckle he ever heard, Carnival City, the Irish curse, and then provides us with a very specific horoscope reading.

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