Fest frenzy again

Another rewarding week at the National Arts Festival.

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A trickle of dignity

Today, my pride was held hostage. Just to explain: The flu is macking on me. Sitting in a meeting with bigwigs from one of SA's top companies, a rogue snot droplet decided to saunter down my left nostril. I had no tissue. The boardroom was too quiet to sneak the sniff which would have banished … Continue reading A trickle of dignity

Comedy cookbook: Simon Evans’s perfect story

Some say comedy is simply storytelling with a thick injection of humour. While it can be all that and more, this next comic is someone who really gives justice to that phrase. I give you: Simon Evans! Welcome back to the Comedy cookbook - a mini series on this blog which looks at the factors … Continue reading Comedy cookbook: Simon Evans’s perfect story

Comedy cookbook: Jimeoin’s masterful simplicity

It was all-the-sweeter because I'd never heard of him. I'd never came across his strangely-spelled name. Never even dared to look into Irish comics. But when a friend sat me down to watch a set by Jimeoin (pronunciation┬ásounds like you're saying "Jim Owen" really fast), I was just blown away. Welcome back to the Comedy … Continue reading Comedy cookbook: Jimeoin’s masterful simplicity