‘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

Caution: Genius passing through

Last night I sat, an inspired tear quivering in my eye, and realized with a shock just how much potential we have in all of us. Pretty bold way to start a post here. Well, that's the aftermath of seeing one of South Africa's most lauded theatre makers for the first time ever. Pieter-Dirk Uys … Continue reading Caution: Genius passing through

Comic movement in full swing

It's as if last term never ended. Fresh from the busiest performance period of my life, this new term (only a week old) has already thrown up three appearances. Straight after my showing at St Mary's Hall Ball last term, I went on an aggressive "Get-me-to-appear-at-your-hall" drive. I hounded a few of my friends from the different dining halls … Continue reading Comic movement in full swing