‘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

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Comedy breakthrough at NAF17

I've just come back from the third performance of The Dark Ages at this year's National Arts Festival. By far the best of the lot until now. I've been in a bit of a weird head space in the weeks leading up to the festival and this bled into my initial performances for the show … Continue reading Comedy breakthrough at NAF17

Rekindling the flame: A new audio skit

It's been a long time coming. After an age, I've finally finished a new student-based audio skit (those little nuggets that gathered social media momentum a couple of years ago). Honestly, though, it was recorded more than a year ago and I've only recently had the software to make the necessary cuts and additions. I loved … Continue reading Rekindling the flame: A new audio skit

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