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Finding It Hard to Standup – An Interview with Altaaf Sayed

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We can’t always recognise strength when we see it. We are too busy being insecure creatures that judge ourselves against others. Trying to find the flaw in every human being to justify our own infallibility. I definitely thought that when I walked into the Armchair Theatre and met 32 year-old Altaaf Sayed, a new comedian on the Cape Town standup scene. Keep Reading

Why I Upload My Standup to YouTube…and Why You Shouldn’t

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I was contemplating arguing for why some comedians don’t upload their standup to Youtube. My case was to inform audiences of the talent available. Who are performing where, when and what type. As it seems we just consume bad news, crappy political bias and lavish lifestyle videos.

And then I realised…no, I don’t want other comedians to upload. Keep Reading

Where to find Comedy in Cape Town (UPDATED: May 2019)

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Top 6 Ways to Avoid an Empty Audience

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Comedians and performers show up to an empty audience. The chairs are empty and the barman is bored…

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The Proposal | Comedy Short Film – 2018

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THE PROPOSAL | A Comedy Short Film

A restaurant waiter finds an opportunity for promotion when he discovers a nervous gentleman preparing to propose to his girlfriend.

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PHONES – A Comedy Short Film

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PHONES (2017) – A Comedy Short Film

A sketch comedy film about cellphones.

CAST:
Joe Emilio
Etienne Davids
Perrie Archer
Philip Nel
Cara Ruthernberg

Camera by Nathan Brooks

Written, Edited and Directed by Nelson de Gouveia

Produced by To The Sky Productions and Nelson’s Comedy, 2017

Music Credits:
Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
Funny Song – Bensound.com
Egmont Overture Finale Kevin Macloed
Overture 1812 – The Final – Tchaikovsky

Comic Con – Best Trailers from 2017

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My friend Jennifer attends the San Diego Comic Con, leading and organising the zombie-walk beyond its gates and joining thousands of other revellers in weird appearances and fandom discussion panels,

But besides the costumes and the parties, one of the exciting features are the reveal trailers for upcoming movies, televisions series and videogames, and this year’s banquet is no exception. So here’s a pick of some of the best.

Stranger Things 2

The boys are back in 80’s America and the thrills and spills get creepier than ever, as young Will Byers reveals more about his experiences in the alternative reality than the sleepy townsfolk are willing to admit, and powerful Eleven makes her dramatic return.

Star Trek Discovery

To me, it’s still a Abrams-esque show rooted more in extended human emotion than full blown facts and theories which made the originals so lovable, but seems Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs et al might be able to pull off a fantastic new reboot for TV once more.

Westworld

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for horse, cried King Richard as he lay bleeding on the battle field.

But when you hear the hooves of a horse trampling the dirt in the distance, the only thing you should be doing is running and getting the heck outta there. Love this show.

The Orville

And just out of the blue, legendary comedian Seth MacFarlane comes through with a homage to the original spinoffs with the Orville, mimicking everything about classic Star Trek but with a humorous twist.

Thor Ragnarok

I like popcorn movies; they’re fun and genuinely escapist from all the drudgery we deal with daily. So let’s indulge and watch short-haired Chris Hemsworth get bromantic with Mark Ruffalo’s CGI.

And let’s all welcome the beautiful Tessa Thompson to her full-blown action hero role.

Bright

It’s been a while, Will, whatcha been up to? Separation still messy? Ah well, nevermind, we’ll console you by reminding you how “Will-esque” you portray yourself in a separate rendition of “Alien Nation”, but this time with orcs and elves.

The Defenders

Daredevil raised the bar, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage hung on its coattails, and Iron Fist barely hung on with a lit-up finger. Combine it all together and we’ve got a new series teaming the four up against a brutally honest Sigourney Weaver. And Stick. And Electra. And the Punisher.

Might as well call it Daredevil Season 3.

Death Note

If you haven’t listened to Willem Dafoe speak, watch this trailer just for his voice, then head to the bathroom and try to watch the fear from your heart. So lovable, so gorgeous.

7 Things About South Africa Your Boss Wants To Know

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So your boss wants to know 7 things about South Africa, but is completely too afraid to ask.

And we’re talking relevant questions by the water-cooler in case he looks stupid or worse.Β LikeΒ bankruptcy, divorce and gout.

Don’t fret though, here’s a fantastic list of alternative facts about South Africa you can pass along to your employer in the form of an anonymous Post-It note sitting underneath his mouse. Keep Reading

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