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On sex, gender and jokes, avoid Hollywood

On sex, gender and jokes, avoid Hollywood

Joel Checkley and Shannon Woodford are the comedy duo behind Twice Shy, a modern, comedic love story with a twist. In this article, Checkley and Woodford discuss how it is possible for a man and woman to be friends (and make each other laugh) while avoiding the romantic tropes of Tinseltown. For the most part, we would like to believe […]

Review: Damian Callinan – The Merger | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

Review: Damian Callinan – The Merger | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

Damian Callinan proves in this show that he’s capable of baring more skin, bum included, than we see at the average Brownlow awards ceremony. His well-meaning but somewhat bland The Merger pokes fun at good old ‘Straya in a familiar, non-aggressive way.

Review: First Dog on the Moon – How to Draw Cartoobs and Other Typos | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

Review: First Dog on the Moon – How to Draw Cartoobs and Other Typos | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

First Dog will always hold a special place in my heart, most noticeably because my heart is full of other cartoon animals who appreciate interpretive dance. He’s in good company. Still, my appreciation of his show has a lot to do with the fact that First Dog employs Smart Humour for Intelligent People, and these people have […]

Review: Em O’Loughlin presents ‘The Ladies Lounge’ | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

Review: Em O’Loughlin presents ‘The Ladies Lounge’ | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

Em O’Loughlin is undoubtedly a talented entertainer – she is very likeable and her repertoire of facial expressions and accents could alone warrant their own show.

Review: Xavier Toby in White Trash | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

Review: Xavier Toby in White Trash | Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

There are a few comedians who believe that the way to get noticed in the business is to take the heaviest subject they can think of and try to mine a full length show out of it. It’s a hard task, and rarely achieved – possibly best left in the hands of old pros like […]

Comedy news round-up – 25th August

Comedy news round-up – 25th August

Eddie Izzard will be doing some live shows in Australia and New Zealand in November, for the first time in eight years. Check out his website for details. There’s a couple of great interviews with Shaun Micallef over at TvTonight with David Knox, and at The Age with Paul Kalina. Crikey would love to talk […]