My Fest in a Flash- Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2013

Grahamstown National Arts Festival has come and gone. My first ever fest and I had the honour of getting on stage 18 times in 11 days….

Grahamstown is COLD.

It is hard work.

We learnt the art of self-promotion that could teach hookers a thing or two.
I put up more posters than a 15 year old Justin Bieber fan has in her bedroom and I had less sleep than a vampire in Twilight (…they don’t sleep.)

When I wasn’t spinning with frazzeled, prestick clutching, poster sticking, flyer handing frenzy – I absolutely adored it.

i was blessed with good reviews and strangers being kind to me about my comedy. It was awesome to have so many fellow comics from Cape Town (and a spattering from Joburg) there to smash the occasional beer with and a mutual exhausted glance of exasperation at the constant mayhem.

Thanks to my brother, roommate and producer Siv N for being my rock, my guide and my friend in the darkest moments. (And to the rest of the boys who stepped up to be a voice of calm or helping hand at key moments. You know who you all are. I’m blessed to be who i am and know who i do.)

My co-“stars” of Cape Comedy, Gareth Woods, Schalkie Bezuidenhout and a last min addition of Bradford Keen managed to promoted with such fervor on the Village green in their onesies that it even made the papers… and made for sold out shows.

Special mention to Rob Van Vuuren and Martin Evans for creating ‘Pants on Fire’ which was every night at 9pm and a mish-mash of improv comedy and samples of the best musicians and comics of the fest. It was my safe haven for my soul every night. A place to watch real creativity.

Bring on 2014 fest. I’m ready.

 

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Us Cape Town Comics – FREEZING.

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Banner wars.

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Flyer fiends.

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Posters – Team Siv.

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Angel on stage as a guest at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club.

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Fairy Lights for warmth outside Pants on Fire with Dave Levinsohn and Martin Evans

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The ad hoc ‘Cape Comedy mash up’ gig we threw. Mostly comics.

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KG’s glowing review.

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KG and Angel with our banner.

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Schalk’s tribute to Siv.

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Freezing on the Village Green with flyers.

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Cape Comedy invasion.

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Backstage at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club. Siv, Angel, KG.

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Village Green

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Hipster KG.

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Mojak Lehoko from #Thisisstandup and Bryan Forbay.

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Cape Comedy flyer flying. literally.

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Cape Comedy Stage.

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My ‘fatty’ artist rendition in the paper. lol.

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Team Siv

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Sold out shows.

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Siv’s review of Panic.

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My first review. :)

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The Gareth Woods. Rock and Role Play.

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The heart and soul of Jou Ma se Comedy Club. Des and Jade.

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Cardboard cutouts of our friends in shop windows. :)

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Angels and Aliens and Angel. :P

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Signing boots. Pimp.

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Poster Wars.

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Martin Evans on stage at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

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Rhys Woods, Bradford Keen, Angel Campey.

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Rhys Woods as Mary Scary – SOLD OUT show.

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Siv helping put up the Cape Comedy Banner.

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The first time I saw my poster on a wall :)

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Posters

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Team siv banners.

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KG sound check before the first show of HEAVY which got a standing ovation!

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My view from Yes Really Angel stage :)

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The scout hall foyer. Dominated by Team Siv posters.

*High Five*

 

About YesReallyAngel

quirky, sardonic, sarcastic, ironic, satirical girl. Lover of marshmallows and high-fives.
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