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
Yes! After months of toying around with the idea, I finally took the leap and introduced improvised rap comedy to my set last night. I've been opening for Sne Dladla in the return of his show The Joke's On You at this year's National Arts Festival and last night was something else. We had a very small … Continue reading Introducing improv rap comedy!
The National Arts Festival is in full swing in Grahamstown and the first day (2 July) set the tone for what I hope will be an incredible week of the arts. First up for me was Nat Caf improv comedy troupe and our opening show at St Andrew's Studio 1 was a strong start. The … Continue reading Cracking start to Arts Festival
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
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?