No one wants to die

No comedian wants to die.

No one.

The worst possible prospect is to stand up there, mic-in-hand and watch as the thought you conceived as worthy of a cackle is met with a stony, ice-cold response.

But it happens. And when it does, there are fewer things more excruciating.

I can point to a few experiences, including one or two here at Rhodes. I’m no veteran of the game, but I’ll admit to being a lot less freaked out at the prospect than I would have been a year ago.

Here are some of South Africa’s top comics with their thoughts and reflections on the unavoidable phenomenon that is dying a comic’s death (video produced by On Air Comedy):

Comedians on Dying – Short Version from On Air Media on Vimeo.

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