An ode to improv comedy

And I got to interview the legend: Keith Johnstone Improv comedy classes make for a funny family holiday in London Shoba Narayan July 30, 2015 Updated: July 30, 2015 02:16 PM When my brother’s family and I decide to go to London together for two weeks, things threaten to quickly spiral out of control. Like […]

Puns. ‘Nuff said.

Thanks to a FB group called The Punnery, I can now make really bad puns even in my sleep. Here’s how I became a convert. With a ‘pundit’ husband, you might as well join the fun Shoba Narayan May 20, 2013 Read more: Follow us: @TheNationalUAE on Twitter | on Facebook My husband, […]

Hilarious piece on hypochondria

Written as only Woody Allen can. Hypochondria: An Inside Look By Woody Allen,  New York Times Sunday Review,  January 12, 2013     WHEN The New York Times called, inquiring if I might pen a few words “from the horse’s mouth” about hypochondria, I confess I was taken aback. What light could I possibly shed on this type of […]

Shazia Mirza

  Shazia Mirza: stand up, tell the (funny) truth Mirza takes on all the taboos about Islam and flips them around as jokes. She tells us what we are thinking, with a punchline The Good Life | Shoba Narayan Posted: Fri, Aug 3 2012. 9:13 PM IST The reason comedienne Shazia Mirza, 36, is important […]

Comedy Improv

This one goes in my Comedy folder  As 2012 kicks in, it is time to think of resolutions to make and keep. Philosopher Robert Nozick called it “The Examined Life”. After examining mine, I came up with three goals: to be more disciplined; to remember not to forget; and to become funny. The last one […]