‘The truth is funny’: the audacity of honest writing

So I'm finally getting around to reading 'Truth in Comedy: The manual of improvisation' (Charna Halpern, Del Close & Kim Johnson). I started reading it last week and am loving it. It's a book widely cited by comedy lovers the world over and I've been so curious about it. While I'm reminded so much about … Continue reading ‘The truth is funny’: the audacity of honest writing

Can we talk about Wayne Brady?

Where do I even start? The man is a phenom: Bursts of creativity, a great stage presence and incredible improvisational skills. I've long admired Wayne Brady and will continue to do so for years to come. He first came to my attention as part of the US version of improv comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway? and his versatility and … Continue reading Can we talk about Wayne Brady?

When reimagination just clicks

Of the many forms of creativity, I'm particularly attracted to reimagining what we see everyday or specific elements of popular culture. While many of the world's top comedians are masters at reproducing and subverting cultural norms, I found a brilliant recent example from rapper Action Bronson, whose music video for his song Baby Blue pays great homage to Eddie … Continue reading When reimagination just clicks

New site design – about time

Finally, a new look! After talking about it quite a while ago, the redesign of tysonngubeni.com is now a reality. Good going, then. Let me know what you think in the comments below! The writing, blogging and general reflections on this web site have been way off the pace for quite some time. Looking forward to a fresh … Continue reading New site design – about time