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Into the Furniss

Last night i went to support my friend Megan Furniss, by watching a group of high school learners perform an improv show following some training she had done with them. It was aptly titled, 'Oy's Line Is It Anyway?' and ended up being quite delightful. Let me be honest. Heading off to go and watch school kids perform improv is not something that in itself excites one. Not this one, anyway. However, their first game [...]

What? The funk.

So, as i write this, i find myself in a bit of a funk. The fact that i just used the word 'funk' twice does not make me feel good. What is happening to me? Could be worse, Brett, could be bae, but we all know that bae is not a word. It is not! STOPPIT! #BaeWatch For the last two weeks and coinciding with sickness vibes which could be a chicken/egg scenario i have just been [...]

By | 2017-05-19T12:19:00+00:00 May 19th, 2017|and other animals., friends and enemas|10 Comments

i found Jesus [He was in Durban!]

Just to be clear, that's not Jesus in the picture, it's my friend Rudzani Thangoane. i met him in Durban too. Sho, it would take too many words to do our recent KZN trip any justice, but let me try a few. That was definitely the highlight two week period of 2017 for me so far, and so Cape Town you had better work your magic quickly cos i am feeling strongly pulled in that direction [...]

Listen to me…

i had a catchup lunch with my good friend Linda Martindale yesterday.  i texted her this morning to let her know it had been good for my soul. It was great catching up and it was really cool to show her bits of the book that i'm writing and get some input and be able to send some to her for perusal; it was amazing to meet her niece Rebecca Stead in person [Twitterer and [...]

By | 2017-02-17T09:12:46+00:00 February 17th, 2017|friends and enemas, inspire-ations|0 Comments

Can we please make it more about race?

You can tell i'm getting over my pity party. Well, maybe you didn't know i was having a pity party but it's my birthday and i'm trapped at home and my wife is out at work and the one thing i have to look forward to is an Improv show i am doing tonight which a total of seven people have booked for. And a number of those may or may not be related to [...]

Two Parrots and a Sandcastle: an Improv show

Have you ever watched me Improv before? Tomorrow night at the Alexander Bar in Cape Town we make stuff up. Not stuff ups, that's something else. But actually it all begins tonight. Esteemed actress, director, short, story writer, long novel writer, activist, animal love and newly turned Vegan, Megan Furniss, begins three nights of Improv duets. Tonight it will feature Tandi Buchan. Saturday night will be the chance of Leon Clingman. Although the one i am [...]

By | 2017-01-19T09:47:33+00:00 January 19th, 2017|activities, friends and enemas, fun|0 Comments

The Bachelor Party: You don’t have to make him feel like a tit

i won't lie. i'm not the biggest fan of bachelor parties.  The idea of dressing a good friend up and then making them feel like a tit is beyond me. Hey friend, you are about to have one of the most important celebrations of your life and start a whole new way of living as a married man with the woman you have chosen to be with... let's celebrate that by embarrassing you, making you [...]

By | 2017-01-17T17:33:58+00:00 January 9th, 2017|activities, friends and enemas|1 Comment

Remembering a friend: Rob Lloyd

Rob Lloyd. Tomorrow will be one whole year since you've been gone. And i remember. Theologically i don't know that i believe that you're up there somewhere looking down on me. But in every other way i feel like i often live as if that is true. When i think of you looking down on me... i am a better person i am more hesitant to do dodgy things [because Rob is watching and i [...]

By | 2016-11-14T14:15:54+00:00 November 14th, 2016|friends and enemas|0 Comments

The friends who are going to end this war

So i'm sitting a this coffee shop called Post in Joburg watching these two okes go at it. In the left corner, EFF member Napoleon Webster, who is notorious for having heckled Jacob Zuma at a meeting, for having heckled Cyril Ramaphosa at a meeting, for having heckled... well, you get the picture. He describes himself at one point in the 24 hours we got to hang together as a "rabble rouser" and i'm pretty [...]

What’s Good about this Friday?

This is the day when we remember a significant death. And how it changed the world. i began today, celebrating the start of the Easter weekend, watching the dvd from my best mate Rob Lloyd's funeral - a collage of photos and some video set to music... it's been just four months and i miss my friend so much. His death was significant and it changed my world. There is a Rob-shaped gap that remains [...]

By | 2016-03-25T07:37:21+00:00 March 25th, 2016|friends and enemas, God stuff|0 Comments