Laughter From The Edge

Simon Fanshawe, who was once banned from entering South Africa, returns to the country to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit and how it has evolved since the early 1960s.

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He recounts the early years of the stand-up scene in a country that only got television in 1976.

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He charts how the handover of power to the ANC and the end of apartheid in 1994 had dramatic effects on the comedy scene.