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Learning through humour

September 1

laughter...cultivates a nurturing and safe risk-taking environment necessary for the learning adventure According to the annals of our family history, the first sound I made when entering this world was not a hearty scream but a bawling belly...

Comedy d’un jour

September 1

There is no such thing as a clown on autopilot. I love laughing. It is one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling, relaxing, human activities. A man who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer explained that although doctors had given up on him, he...

Connections

September 1

From club owners, to audience members to other comedians, the number of characters you’ll meet will astound you. Some people theorise that comedians are ultimately seeking approval through laughter. I would partially agree with that, but...

Pulling the strings of laughter or finding the ticklish point

September 1

it takes a lot of work to find the inner child in us I’m very honoured to write about comedy in puppetry and shadow theatre. This article is not meant to be an in-depth analysis throughout history, but rather a scan of the right ingredients...

Ranting through the unexpected

September 1

The stand-up comic has become the pressure relief valve of a subservient society. “Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind; and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era.” Ralph Waldo Emerson,...

The serious side of comedy

September 1

I can’t encourage comedic artists enough to get training and to get on stage. “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” That quote has been credited to several actors over the years (Peter O’Toole, Edmund Kean, Donald Crisp, Edmund Gwenn). I’m...