Laughing At The Dark

Laughing At The Dark


In a country gripped by fear, it took one man to stand up… and show everyone the funny side.

Often risking life, PIETER-DIRK UYS's special brand of cross dressing comedy exposed the evil and absurdity of South African Apartheid during its darkest days. Now loved by millions around the world, he continues to shine a light on injustice, working tirelessly in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This compelling portrait, featuring fans like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Charlize Theron, Sophia Loren and the late, great Nelson Mandela shows us how PIETER-DIRK UYS is a performer like no one else.


Pieter-Dirk Uys, Charlize Theron, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sophia Loren, Janet Suzman

Running Time

52 Mins


Creative Documentaries


Willem Oelofsen


Louis Botha, Jaco Smit, Willem Oelofsen

Production Company

Marche Media