Com­edy cor­ner comes to town

Grocott's Mail - - ARTSLIFE - By JONAH EHLERS

If you find your­self bored one dreary evening, there might be hope. If you feel the urge to go out with­out the turn up that ac­com­pa­nies it. Or sim­ply if you want to see some stu­dents with a lit­tle com­i­cal tal­ent; the Gra­ham­stown Funny Foun­da­tion might be just what you need.

Reg­u­larly found at Slip­stream Sports Bar in New Street, the show presents a di­verse line-up of young peo­ple with a sense of hu­mor. The line-up is also con­stantly chang­ing and up­dat­ing with new faces; each get­ting their chance to shine. It gives them and any­one in­ter­ested the chance to be a per­former of note. With a wide range of top­ics that are easy to re­late to con­cern­ing our town, world and so­cial sta­tuses. Com­edy has al­ways been a way for peo­ple to let loose and con­front their re­al­ity in a safe way; and within a safe en­vi­ron­ment. The Funny Foun­da­tion might just give you the com­edy you have needed and de­served. You might even find your­self com­ing back to en­joy a cool draft or glass of wine to a group of ris­ing co­me­di­ans.

The event is or­gan­ised by Jethro Thomas, a Rhodes Univer­sity grad­u­ate who has al­ways had a knack for com­edy and the per­form­ing arts. He per­forms on oc­ca­sion and acts as a guide and men­tor for any up and com­ing per­form­ers in­ter­ested in tak­ing on the chal­lenge of mak­ing peo­ple laugh. He even of­fers work­shops for those look­ing to re­fine the skills; and bat­tle any stage fright. These work­shops also give those in­volved an op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute fur­ther to the show; it might even end up in a new line up with your name on it. Or like the rest of us, you could sit back and en­joy one of the few gems of en­ter­tain­ment you might find on the elu­sive and dry Gra­ham­stown night. The power is in your hands.

To find out more in­for­ma­tion about up­com­ing shows, events and work­shops check out their Face­book page un­der Gra­ham­stown Funny Foun­da­tion. You can ex­pect big­ger and bet­ter things with each new com­ing shows.

Photo: Supplied

(Left to right) Ni­co­las Merle, Brad Lang and Funny Foun­da­tion founder Jethro Thomas.

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