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Melbourne Fringe: Touring With a Toddler Installment 3: Small Crowd, Big Love.

Night two. With Melbourne weeping like a postnatal mother last night, I was bracing myself to perform for an audience of three. But oh ye of little faith. SIX! Six audience members, I tell you! I am moving UP! They were delish. I wanted to smother them in chocolate and nibble on their lobes. We had a grand time together, even when my radio mic attachment commenced a dance with gravity down my tights mid-show. My recovery efforts brought new meaning to the term “an intimate audience.”

Then, at the end, the “Sexy Six”, as they shall now be forever known, blessed me with a standing ovation. I was so over the moon about it that I asked them if they’d mind waiting til I got my phone from backstage to take a photo. And thus, it was re-created!

But it ain’t all the performer’s dream of six bums on seats, baby.

Oh no.

Today my poor little man, who has unfortunately come down with a little headcold, accompanied me on a tear and tantrum riddled (with occasional glimpses of lovely) outing to Brunswick. (Where, incidentally, I used to live many moons ago when Miss 8 was just a wee babe.)

Fortunately the library turned out to be the winning ticket, we arrived just in time for the end of storytime, followed by butterfly making. Which of course, Cassidy was all over. For exactly two minutes and fourteen seconds.

I got to sneek a peek into some op shops (sadly, pouncing on bag sales is just not in the budget this year!) but I couldn’t help looking. And drooling. And drooling. I’m sorry Melbourne. I have now marked my territory. Just thank your lucky stars I chose the right end to do it from.

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Melbourne Fringe: Touring With a Toddler Installment 2: Opening Night

As I type this I am trying to oversee, with very little success, Mister 2’s nap-time, my persistence in this mission only due to the selfish knowledge that it could equal nap-time for me. Aye. Last night was Opening Night of “The Unexpected Variety Show” at Melbourne Fringe and it was BEWDIFUL. Seriously lovely crowd,Continue Reading

Melbourne Fringe: Touring With a Toddler Installment 1

Tech run today. Happy times. Started off with Mister Two making himself well at home in the theatre. Hey, he has been onstage since he was a foetus, so I guess it makes sense. The space at Revolt Melbourne is UNBE-FREAKING-LIEVABLE. Seriously. Agh. I am going to do my darndest to do a video tourContinue Reading

“The Unexpected Variety Show” Trailer: finally!

FAQ on my Melbourne Fringe run!

I’m off to jump on a plane tomoz (and have packed some Allens snakes just so I can amuse myself with a pop culture reference) to Melbs, and in starting this grand adventure, I thought it was a fine time to do a FAQ sesh. Damn I love FAQs. They make me feel so…frequented. 1.Continue Reading

A Song Inspired by YOU! “Rainbows” suggested by Allison B

And so it begins! (Damn I love quoting Gandalf). Here’s the first song so far, inspired by the lovely Allison who suggested the word “rainbows”. I had a lot of fun creating it; it was all quite fast, mad and furious, what with my kids doing their pre-bedtime thing and all and trying to getContinue Reading

Help My Show at Melbourne Fringe and Get a Song Inspired by YOU!

As you read this, please imagine me down on one knee, a gentle breeze blowing through my locks and a sweet milkmaid playing a harp in the corner. Dear darling friends, In one short week I shall be taking my one and only solo show “The Unexpected Variety Show” down to Melbourne Fringe Festival. AGH! As youContinue Reading

How NOT to spend your final prep days for your Melbourne Fringe Show

I could just weep. Pigeon tears. Possibly with feathers. May I just whinge a little bit? Okay, cheers. I am so freaking frustrated as, courtesy of the Brisbane Powerhouse show, I now have the most beautiful, juicy footage of my show on film, footage which I was hell-bent this week on editing in a mostContinue Reading

Debrief from Brisbane Powerhouse Show

Friday night’s show at Brisbane Powerhouse was an undoubted highlight of my comedic life thus far. A beautiful crowd, in fact even as I walked out onstage I was so overwhelmed by both the size and welcoming response that I somehow managed to hurl an expletive (in an otherwise mostly clean show) within the firstContinue Reading

Chris Daniel: A Comedy Influence You May Never Have Heard Of

Unless you had the tremendous fortune to meet Chris in person, you are more than likely to not know who he is. While writing “The Unexpected Variety Show” – debuting in Brissie tomorrow night and about which I am beyond excited, given that so many old school friends, family members and many more people areContinue Reading