It's been too long since I blogged. Hello and sorry for the long absence. It's been such a bleak few weeks and South Africa's third Covid wave has been so, so brutal. Been trying to take care and do what we can to connect with family and friends affected. We've all lost so much on … Continue reading Letting it all out
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
This might sound weird to some of you but, when you're 27 at university, the word 'old' is thrown around quite a lot. This pie chart gives some perspective of where these years were accumulated. https://infogr.am/tyson_life_story_pie_chaart
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?
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