‘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

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Comedy breakthrough at NAF17

I've just come back from the third performance of The Dark Ages at this year's National Arts Festival. By far the best of the lot until now. I've been in a bit of a weird head space in the weeks leading up to the festival and this bled into my initial performances for the show … Continue reading Comedy breakthrough at NAF17

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

What went down at Comedy Central

What a whirlwind of a week. What began with the most surprising of SMSes, culminated in a showing at the POPArt Theatre in the heart of Joburg as Comedy Central Africa's competition beckoned. Most of the week was punctuated by short bursts of intense fear as I explained to people exactly what I meant with … Continue reading What went down at Comedy Central