When the going gets tough, the tough get giggling

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When the country – and individuals themselves – are going through a rough patch, people tend to gravitate towards things that make them feel good and which treat the weightier issues in a lighthearted way.

That antidote for the blues is to be found at the National Arts Festival, according to regular festival funnyman and prolific performer Andrew Simpson, who may always get the sniffles in Makhanda, but says you won’t find this kind of festive ambience anywhere else...

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