Comedy

All's well that ends well

6 episodes | Librivox |  Book, ±28 min episode total time 2 hr 52 min
Despite its optimistic title, Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well has often been considered a "problem play." Ostensibly a comedy, the play also has fairy tale elements, as it focuses on Helena, a virtuous orphan, who loves Bertram, the haughty son of her protectress, the Countess of Rousillon. When Bertram, desperate for adventure, leaves Rousillon to serve in the King's army, Helena pursues him. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)
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An Ideal Husband

4 episodes | Librivox |  Book, ±49 min episode total time 3 hr 18 min
An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedy by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in London, in “the present”, and takes place within a single day. “Sooner or later,” Wilde notes, “we shall all have to pay for what we do.” But he adds that, “No one should be entirely judged by their past.”
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As You Like It

6 episodes | Librivox |  Book, ±23 min episode total time 2 hr 23 min
One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of mistaken identity, wit, and love. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph (for the most part) as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. (Summary by Rosalind Wills)
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CliffCentral Carols

43 episodes | CliffCentral.com |  Podcast, ±7 min episode every 2 weeks, 3 days
CliffCentral Carols, hosted by Gareth Cliff, is an annual fundraiser in aid of Headway Gauteng, an organisation dedicated to offering support programmes to survivors (and their families) of brain injury. CliffCentral Carols 2016 was held at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on 11 December with our very own “Good Things Guy” Brent Lindeque as MC; the Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir and a host of amazing performers sharing their time and talent for this worthy cause - ProVerb; Idols winner Noma and finalists Tebogo and Terra; Timothy Moloi - and from the CliffCentral team - Alan Ford; Rami Chuene; Tumisho Masha; Candice Mama; Mark Mdluli; Reabetsoe Sesele; Rianette Leibowitz; Palesa Mabuye and Simphiwe Mthethwa.

Comedy of the Week

2 episodes | BBC |  Podcast, ±35 min episode every 3 days
Brighten your week with an episode of the latest Radio 4 comedy. Every Monday we bring you a fantastic variety of comedians including Mark Thomas, Lenny Henry and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.

DVD: Money's Too Tight To Mention

5 episodes | Comedian Stuart Taylor |  Series, ±18 min episode total time 1 hr 33 min
The award-winning duo of comedian Stuart Taylor and director Heinrich Reisenhofer have teamed up to create yet another sure-fire comedy that features witty stories, astute observations and thought-provoking punch lines that will have you bent over with laughter. In his light-hearted, infectious style Taylor comes to grip with our current financial crisis and the drive to keep up with the Khumalos, and shares some humorous tips on how to get through the rough patch. “If you've ever thought, 'I can't believe how broke I am,' this show is for you. If you ever opened your bond account and thought, 'I can't believe I owe someone this much money,' this show is for you. If lately you've had to give up luxuries like naked sushi and replace it with a can of pilchards on your wife's tummy, this show is certainly for you!” adds Taylor.

Drama Serial: Salty Towers

17 episodes | Lotus FM |  Series, ±14 min episode total time 4 hr 13 min
Lulla and Kavi are a husband and wife team who don’t agree on anything. One thing they should not do is open a business together. When they decide to start a B & B at the coast, their whacky staff add to an already crazy situation. If you want a taste of adventure and excitement, welcome to Salty Towers. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, go somewhere else.