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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Back to Radelaide: for Cabaret Fringe Festival!

Huzzah!

Just confirmed this very evening that I’m gonna be performing my one-woman show “The Unexpected Variety Show!” at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Fringe.

AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

So pumped. Cannot wait. This is the show that I started developing during my residency at the Banff Centre, debuted it in its wrinkly newborn from at Calgary Fringe Fest and have since done soooo much rewriting on it that it really is a different baby altogether. But with the same gene pool.

So….right now I’m about to sit down and nut out my rehearsal schedule, not the least of which includes getting myself much fitter. This new version of the show has some very physical segments, including a bit of *shock, gasp, awe* DANCE. I am so pumped, but I know from my experience thus far of solo shows that if you ain’t fit, you’re gonna walk backstage and collapse.

I’m not exaggerating. It happened to me after my very first one.

Anyhoo, excuse me while I get my act sorted.

And at the risk of sounding repetitive…

AAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!

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These are a Few of My Favourite Podcasts…

I was pretty slow to jump on the podcast wagon, much to my own embarrassment. It was one of those things that made me feel like an old person. You know, like I might press the wrong button in itunes, which would subsequently wipe out the entire contents of my hard drive and make meContinue Reading

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A tale of two websites! (Or “The Only Way I’m Ever Having Twins”)

So finally, my blog and my official website have merged, yo! I’m so stoked, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, yet you know how life is. Important things get swept under the rug in favour of the more pressing matters (you know, facebook, twitter…occasionally feeding children…) Anyhoo, here tis! IContinue Reading

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“Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story”

Last night, butterflies fluttered. Tears rolled. And my marriage improved. All in the name of this here doco which I picked up for a tidy sum at my local JB Hi-Fi. Oh my word. I don’t even know how to start describing the impact this film had on me, other than to share the wordsContinue Reading

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Getting All Comedy Nostalgic (or “How Angelina’s Lips Will Always Be Part of My Creative Heritage”)

Had a suitably lovely time tonight MCing at Livewired at the Powerhouse – I say ‘suitably’ because I feel a real connection with the room, given that it was where I really started getting my comedic ball rolling back when it started around 2006. Josh Thomas kicked it off, proceeded to MC it weekly andContinue Reading

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Justin Bieber and the Horrendous Mis-use of an Otherwise Inspiring Slogan

The promotional tag-line for Justin Bieber’s new film probably shouldn’t disturb me as much as it does, but you know, neither should Speedos. By which I mean, they shouldn’t disturb me“relative to world events”. Yet they do. Back to the tagline: “Find Out What’s Possible If You Never Give Up.” The thing is, I amContinue Reading

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A Photo Gallery of our Way Out West Holiday Thus Far

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To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce: that is the question (or: “The Most Dubious Place for a Poll if Ever There Was One”)

Little Miss 8 patted my tummy this week and said this: “Just look at my old home. There’s probably cobwebs in there by now. And I forgot to make the beds. And the grass needs mowing. You need to get somebody to live in there now!” Oh dear Lord. The thing is, I’m not adverseContinue Reading

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Anywhere Theatre Festival: West End Comedy Cabaret May 14!

Excitement!!!

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Why “365 Grateful” Might Not Work For Me

So I was reading with relish an article in the weekend’s paper about the woman behind “365 Grateful” – a rather spiffy idea whereby you photograph a moment each day in your life for which you are…da da da da…grateful. Above is my first effort. Now, I want to point out that I was gratefulContinue Reading

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