BOOK REVIEW: BETOOTA’S AUSTRALIA

  When you’re a kid from a small, country town, the prospect of leaving home and moving to the big smoke can be scary. The guys from The Betoota Advocate know all about this so they’ve written Betoota’s Australia – A Guide to the Great Southern Land by Australia’s Oldest Newspaper (although in truth, it’s actually by…

BOOK REVIEW: JOHN BIRMINGHAM – STRANGER THINGIES

John Birmingham is a satirist, newspaper columnist, writer and blogger. He’s also a man who knows how to find the funny in most situations. The cover of his latest book, Stranger Thingies sees comedian, Wil Anderson going so far as to say that if laughter is the best medicine then he’s claiming Birmingham’s book on Medicare. Stranger Thingies draws…

COMEDY REVIEW: AKMAL & CLINT PADDISON @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (10.12.2013)

Comedian, Akmal Saleh was chuffed to be doing his very first show at the Sydney Opera House. He was there to film a new DVD and was surrounded by a generous audience of fans, family and friends. He declared the proceedings “first class” because “Everyone was wearing shoes and socks” and there was no need to ask…

COMEDY REVIEW: ARJ BARKER & JOEL OZBORN @ ENMORE THEATRE (24.11.2013)

It was the last Sydney show for comedians, Arj Barker and Joel Ozborn, who have been touring Australia together. The Go Time tour could’ve been renamed the “Good Time” one. Both comedians seemed to be having a ball, as they told their jokes and enjoyed the laughs from a warm and generous, Enmore crowd. Joel Ozborn was in charge of the…

THEATRE REVIEW: HOW TO RATE YOUR MUSIC COLLECTION IN 36,000 EASY STEPS

  How To Rate Your Music Collection in 36,000 Easy Steps saw the Sydney Fringe Festival debut for three comedians who had previously shared a stage at the Mug & Kettle open mic night. This hour-long comedy show was a chance for the three men to practice and deliver their own individual routines. And what ensued…