‘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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On getting audiences ready for laughter

So, I was working at Rhodes University's Africa Ball this past weekend and what a blast that turned out to be. I'll never stop picking up lessons in this comedy and MCing thing. Saturday night was no exception. A tent erected on the university's Great Field transformed the space, adding formality and extravagance to a … Continue reading On getting audiences ready for laughter

Curtain call on Rhodes comedy

In the end it was a fitting finale to a period of sustained growth as a Rhodes student. Powerful, bittersweet moments that will linger in the memory for a long time to come. First up was the Nat Caf finale on 22 October. Unbelievable. A journey that started two years ago reached its conclusion for … Continue reading Curtain call on Rhodes comedy