Comedy

“You are too young to mock the government”: Zimbabwean comedian relives her abduction

Samantha Kureya, aka Gonyeti, did not quite understand the power of her jokes — until she was abducted and tortured for them

The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off

In a country still smouldering from its self-immolation, how does a comedian stick to the ideals of his craft, which demand he speaks his truth

Peeking through death’s door

John Vlismas is exploring ways of fucking with his formula

Beyond the comedy curtain and back

Going back into the past to get a deeper sense of comedy’s future

The stand-up sophomore: ​Gilli Apter

Gilli Apter's strain of comedy is reflective, interactive and somewhat feminist in its bent.

Trump tricks and transgender jibes sully the Chappelle experience

Dave Chappelle may be laughing all the way to the bank, but some fans aren’t LOLing at his new special

​Homage to the motherland

Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime and Other Stories (Pan Macmillan) has just been published. He tells the us about his autobiography and the art of comedy.

Interview with Trevor Noah: Life, jokes and art

The Mail & Guardian had a chat with the comedian about himself, his book, his writing and the art of comedy.

​The puppet guy reinvents Chester

Ventriloquist Conrad Koch lets loose the silly side of his act, a playfulness that is itself political.

Are women just not funny enough?

No female acts in the line-up of the almost month-long 12th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival.

Ava Vidal: Laughter eases the blow

Ava Vidal is a comedian who doesn’t shy away from the truth, regardless of comedic trends.

Stealing jokes made ‘The Fat Jew’ a star

Some say Josh Ostrovsky is a social media superstar, others think he's a thief, writes Elise Czajkowski.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.