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The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
On September 5, I was confronted with a bizarre but poignant example of how the social atmosphere of the country can have a direct impact on...
Vlismas peeks through death’s door with The End
Vlismas peeks through death’s door with The End
On my solo night out to watch comedian John Vlismas performing an early rendition of his new show The End, I sat right at the back of the...
Beyond the comedy curtain and back
Beyond the comedy curtain and back
Comedians tend to get wistful about what the changing times have rendered them less able to say. For some in the line-up of The Legends Live...
The stand-up sophomore: ​Gilli Apter
The stand-up sophomore: ​Gilli Apter
In some of her comedy sets, Gilli Apter makes deprecating jokes about reaching the age of 35. It’s a gag about how a woman’s worth is usually...
Trump tricks and transgender jibes sully the Chappelle experience
Trump tricks and transgender jibes sully the Chappelle experience
"Even the sun goes down and heroes eventually die,” goes the Outkast song Aquemini. After ploughing through the recently released...
​Homage to the motherland
​Homage to the motherland
Describe yourself in a sentence.
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...