A giant leap for Rhodes comedy

It was a genuine goosebumps moment. A friend posted a picture to my Facebook wall last week and, when I saw it the next morning I was simply stunned. Nat Caf had their first show of the year as part of Rhodes University's Orientation Week (O-week) for the new batch of first years and, the … Continue reading A giant leap for Rhodes comedy


Seven hands of nervousness

A quick glance at the watch shows the time to be three minutes past seven. In the dark recess behind a growing audience at the Union Bar, seven hands extend and pile up in a hybrid knot. Hands belonging to an anxious collective of performers, each donning identical blue t-shirts. “On three,” he says.  Sure … Continue reading Seven hands of nervousness

A song for the moment

Every now and then I get REALLY into the singing thing. As I write this, I'm half-screaming along to a Seal song. And I SO believe I'm nailing it. I don't have the guts to ask for the opinion of the blokes in my corridor. That's not to say that I sound horrible, though. Hey, … Continue reading A song for the moment

Funny forces, awkward baldness

We're starting an army. The ranks of Rhodes comics grows and is making an assault on campus. This past Thursday saw the first open mic night hosted at the Union. A couple of my friends took to the stage, doing stand-up for the first time. I missed most of the acts because of a rehearsal at the drama department but arrived in time to … Continue reading Funny forces, awkward baldness