The serious business of comedy
The Caribbean performance traditions have always included very strong forms of comedy. These have included indigenous forms, the influences of the popular culture, imported styles and various types of stage performance. For a few decades in Guyana these fell away to be taken over by dilution, imported models and American television. But it is to be noted that more recently a level of professionalism seems to have returned, and along with it, some vestiges of the old traditions.
Stand-up comedy is now one of the leading forms of entertainment on stage in Guyana and the comedians have generally grown in strength and professionalism. These signs were very clear in the most …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.