The Lying Kingby Brandon Edmonds, illustration by Rico / 05.10.2010
As we continue to mourn the demise of Hayibo, we continue our series of 12 Local Satires just dying to be made..
The Lying King
This warm-hearted family comedy has a loveable hypochondriac con-artist called Shabby Shake who gets the devil’s attention with the rate and skill of his untruths. Satan visits Shake at his doctor’s waiting room telling him he’s using up all the available lies on earth. Shabby promises the Dark One he’ll let up for 3 months until the supply is restored. Fun ensues when he breaks his promise! Trevor Noah as Shabby Shake?
Image © Rico.