Improv comedy you should know

I play epic music when on deadline for assignments. Trust me: it helps. There's something unmistakably intense about The Last Samurai soundtrack blaring in your ears as your fingers dance across the keyboard, an assignment coming together right before your eyes. This week started off deceptively slow and ended in a bit of a blur. … Continue reading Improv comedy you should know

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

Three crowds and a comic

Three nights, three performances. That's a very basic summary of what I can safely call the most jam-packed weekend of my life - from a performance perspective. Wow. OK, so Friday finally saw one of the long-awaited gigs actually come to life. I opened for Carl Joshua Ncube, one of Zimbabwe's foremost comics. I was … Continue reading Three crowds and a comic

Mind the death traps

You have no idea how nervous I am. I'm scared. My next performance comes at the St Mary's Hall ball on Saturday. The stakes are pretty high. I mentioned in a previous post that I'd been approached to do a set for the guests that evening. It rocks that people are starting to notice what … Continue reading Mind the death traps