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  • DISCOURSE: WHAT DO WE BUY WHEN WE BUY ART?

    Is buying art a different activity altogether for collectors who are not artists and for those who are artists? Or do similar reasons unite them in their pursuit? A factor perhaps common to both is pure, sentimental enjoyment — buying what catches the eye, buying what agrees with a knotted bunch of inclinations and preferences that one carries around vaguely in one’s head and which makes certain works of art more urgent and attractive than...

  • Comedy troupe Bhai Log Company is ready for a comeback

    A comedy troupe trusted to take the mickey out of those in the limelight, the Bhai Log Company has announced its comeback in a teaser image put up on its Facebook page and website...

    "We're sticking to our usual themes like the social divides in Pakistan and extremism," shared troupe member Kamran Bozai about their latest act, which has been tentatively titled The Langar Games, adding that of course fake degrees and jailed models will...

  • Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

    Veteran American entertainer Jerry Lewis, whose goofy brand of physical comedy endeared him to millions in a career spanning six decades, died on Sunday aged 91, his agent told AFP...

    Honoured with accolades at home and abroad, including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977, Lewis became known as much for his tireless efforts to promote awareness of Muscular Dystrophy as for his unique brand of physical comedy...

  • EXHIBITION: REIMAGINING DIVINE COMEDY

    Artist Adeel uz Zafar’s Hell, Purgatory and Paradise show, exhibited at the Fost Gallery in Singapore recently, is yet another spin on Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy...

    One of the great classics of world literature The Divine Comedy spans Dante’s journey through the three afterlives of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven...

  • 6 Pakistani comedy shows that need to make a comeback

    Laughter is the best medicine they say, but in a country like ours where real life is often more ridiculous than reel life and everyday news stories make you ROFL, comedy shows don't stand a chance...

    Or do they?The recent surge in comedy-based shows like Bulbulay, Dugdugi, Namak Paray and Ye Meri Family has one wondering whether humour is just another avenue for misogyny on TV...

  • Sab golmaal hai — a powerful comedy play

    Film and TV artist Sarwat Gillani’s latest theatre offering Sab Golmaal Hai is one of the best comedy plays staged recently in Karachi...

    The comedy of errors – written by Babar Jamal and directed by Zeeshan Haider – features a stellar cast, led by Ishtiaq Umar, and manages to keep you engrossed in a nonsensical plot that makes you laugh uncontrollably...

  • A not-so-funny comedy of errors at KLF's Urdu Digests session

    He was dragged into the discussion which by then, the audience had begun to take as a painfully lingering comedy of errors...

    After a verbal spat — light-hearted though it was — with the guest, the moderator turned to Noorul Huda Shah, another known name in the world of television drama in today’s Pakistan, who started out with this gem: “I don’t know what to say…in fact, I have not even read digests except for one or two...

  • Spotlight: “Comedy is tougher than tragedy”

    Danish also has several serious roles to his credit but his USP remains comedy coupled with tongue-and-cheek dialogues that sends the audience into spasms of laughter...

    ”And just how technical is it to do comedy? “I think Zubeida Apa can best name the ingredients (laughs)...

  • A dark comedy

    So many ‘weird’ characters being involved in the play make it a dark comedy...

    The partisan decision of the National Assembly speaker to send the reference against Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan, while being unwilling to send those against the prime minister has further inflamed the situation by providing justification for the opposition to resort to street agitation...

  • ‘Comedy in the day, taxi at night’

    Haroon, who recently stood second in the ‘Funniest Person in the World’ competition, started off by informing the audience that it was a special time in his life as it was the 10th anniversary of his comedy career, so too was of his father telling him not to do comedy...

    Going down memory lane for a brief period, Haroon said he began his career with improv comedy and afterwards gravitated towards standup...

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