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Interview with Trevor Noah: Life, jokes and art
Interview with Trevor Noah: Life, jokes and art
Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime and other stories (Pan Macmillan) has just been published around the world. The Mail & Guardian...
​The puppet guy reinvents Chester
​The puppet guy reinvents Chester
A lot has happened in puppeteer ventriloquist Conrad Koch’s life since he took on Steve Hofmeyr in a court case that saw the singer lose...
Are women just not funny enough?
Are women just not funny enough?
Now in its 12th year, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival is set to warm up the Baxter Theatre from July 11 to August 7.
Ava Vidal: Laughter eases the blow
Ava Vidal: Laughter eases the blow
If there’s one thing British comedian Ava Vidal does very well it is sarcasm. In her hands, the so-called lowest form of wit becomes something of...
Stealing jokes made 'The Fat Jew' a star
Stealing jokes made 'The Fat Jew' a star
For some, Josh Ostrovsky is a social media superstar. For others, he's a thief, building a humour-based brand out of jokes written by actually...
Dylan Moran: Poking the modern malaise
Dylan Moran: Poking the modern malaise
Bernard Black is to blame, really. Dylan Moran's performance as the curmudgeonly protagonist in British observational comedy series Black...
Speaking truth to power in Zim - and laughing about it
Speaking truth to power in Zim - and laughing about it
The Zimbabwean minister of impending projects stands proudly in front of a diamond mine that he has christened Mine Mine. "Because," he says, "it's...
SA loves its jokes deep fried in race
SA loves its jokes deep fried in race
By his own admission, Daniel Friedman, otherwise known as Deep Fried Man, the comic and satirist, was "plump" at high school. He realised it made...
Trevor Noah's ark: Where the women don't walk in two by two
Trevor Noah's ark: Where the women don't walk in two by two
The visibility of diversity is necessary. Some are bored with talking about it. Some are bored with arguing about it, and many are bored with seeing...
Simmi Areff is SA's cup of tea
Simmi Areff is SA's cup of tea
Comedian Simmi Areff started his career while he was still a student —doing stand-up at venues such as Cool Runnings in Melville and...
[Slideshow]Your strange world in pictures: October
[Slideshow]Your strange world in pictures: October
Miley Cyrus and giant mushrooms, surfing dogs and France's "Spider-Man". We bring you some of the most ridiculous things we've seen this month.

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