Month: April 2011

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…

Read the PostBack to Radelaide: for Cabaret Fringe Festival!

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 me cry pigeon tears. Anyway, I was suitably sobered to realise that it was quite easy. Search. Click. Plug in the damn podcasting-listening-thingy. And oh, how life changed. How I could actually ENJOY walking around the block, even if said block was full of emptiness. Or…

Read the PostThese are a Few of My Favourite Podcasts…

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! I shall no doubt be tweaking over the next…well, forever…but in the meantime, please take a peek around, let me know if you have any ideas for additions, improvements etc! I’d appreciate any advice immensely, I am stunningly crap at renovating. x

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

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 words of my hubby: “I’m so glad I watched it with you. I feel like it really helped me understand you better.” Indeed. I feel like it really helped me understand myself better. Parts of the film – which tracks Eddie’s journey from struggling but madly…

Read the Post“Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story”

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 and made a point of featuring the best emerging comedic talent in Brizzles, with special guests from all over. This was when it was in the Spark Bar, beautiful, intimate, sometimes noisy, but always a rockin vibe. At one point Josh had the idea that after…

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