Schuster Brings It To The People

just over 1 month until Leon Schuster’s latest candid-comedy caper, Schuks! Your Country Needs You, hits cinemas on 29 November nationwide. Now, with the full-length trailer playing in cinemas and whetting appetites nationwide, SA’s favourite prankster brings an announcement that is sure to galvanise many followers into action.

Lare Birk, Leon Schuster, Alfred Ntombela, Rob van Vuuren
Lare Birk, Leon Schuster, Alfred Ntombela, Rob van Vuuren

The search is officially on to find SA’s best prankster! Leon is looking for the best, stomach-achingly funny pranks that his fans can produce. As of this week, fans can submit their pranks by logging on to the official Facebook page,, until 26 November.
(T’s and C’s apply; see the Facebook page for full terms and conditions.)

Through a series of public votes over December, together with Leon’s input, the winner will be selected in January 2014. In addition to being crowned the King (or Queen) of all Pranksters, the winner will also have their prank included in the Special Features of the Schuks! Your Country Needs You DVD and Blu-ray, to be released in the first half of 2014 – forever memorialising their contribution to making the nation laugh. With lots of prizes and special giveaways, there is more than enough motivation to stake your place as a prankster!

Say’s Schuster, ‘I can’t wait to see what fun my fans will have for us and I am certainly looking forward to having a great laugh with all of South Africa.’ On whether he has any advice for the would-be-pranksters, Leon adds, ‘keep it safe, keep it clean, don’t get hurt and remember – laughter is the best medicine!’

To get some inspiration fans can view the full-length trailer from Schuks! Your Country Needs You that delivers some insight into the non-stop laughs that cinema-goers can expect this holiday season.

A side-splitting candid camera comedy, Schuks! Your Country Needs You co-stars long-time Schuster collaborator Alfred ‘Shorty’ Ntombela, stage and screen comic icon Rob van Vuuren as well as newcomer Laré Birk. Together, the awesome foursome create havoc across South Africa, testing people’s patience in traffic, swindling them at shops and scaring them by the side of the road – all for a good cause: laughter! Transformed by elaborate costumes and special effects makeup, Schuks and the team also tackle some of the country’s biggest names – will they take the bait and see the funny side of it?

Directed by Gray Hofmeyr, and Produced by Andre Scholtz, Schuks Your Country Needs You is set for release on Friday 29 November 2013 and will be distributed by The Walt Disney Company Africa under the Touchstone Pictures banner.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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