Theatre, comedy on a roll

It's a busy start to 2017. Barely a month in and I'm back in the thick of  a rehearsal process for Flat(form) - a platform performance piece we've been cooking up since the latter months of 2016. Platform performance is essentially an entire play that takes place on a tiny platform - in our case … Continue reading Theatre, comedy on a roll

Joburg comedy: always on my toes

So, I was back at Kitchener's Carvery Bar in Braamfontein for their weekly New Material Night gig on Tuesday. A really good night of comedy and the biggest crowd that I've seen in that intimate space - at least since I started playing there earlier this year. Before the show, it was really phenomenal bumping into the … Continue reading Joburg comedy: always on my toes

New site design – about time

Finally, a new look! After talking about it quite a while ago, the redesign of tysonngubeni.com is now a reality. Good going, then. Let me know what you think in the comments below! The writing, blogging and general reflections on this web site have been way off the pace for quite some time. Looking forward to a fresh … Continue reading New site design – about time

A trickle of dignity

Today, my pride was held hostage. Just to explain: The flu is macking on me. Sitting in a meeting with bigwigs from one of SA's top companies, a rogue snot droplet decided to saunter down my left nostril. I had no tissue. The boardroom was too quiet to sneak the sniff which would have banished … Continue reading A trickle of dignity

Lessons, laughter from Mojak Lehoko

I just came back from a live comedy show and I'm buzzing - even though it didn't involve stage time. Tonight I watched Mojak Lehoko in action. Razor-sharp wit, calm stage demeanour and a genuinely entertaining 70 odd minutes in his special How Did I Get Here? Staged at the POPArt Theatre in Joburg's Maboneng Precinct … Continue reading Lessons, laughter from Mojak Lehoko