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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Comedian and The Interpreter (or From Good Intentions to Action!)

The wonderful Ruth Sullivan interpreting the fabooshy Tripod boys at Woodford Folk Festival.

You know when you have an idea of the “that would be so cool if…” variety but then it just kinda disappears into the ether? Well, that’s kinda what happened last Woodford Folk Festival, when the fabulous Auslan interpreter Ruth Sullivan and I connected on (and off) the comedy stage.

We had so much fun doing our thing together – I absolutely LOVE what interpreting brings to the performance, indeed you can read what Adam Hills wrote about it (far more eloquently than I) over here – that we floated off into the Woodford breeze, making exclamations about how cool it would be to work together again. Soon! But as life does, it got in the way, and nothing really came of those very best intentions/wishes.

Until now!

Ruth got in touch to let me know she was coming to see my show at Brisbane Powerhouse and I was stoked. But thick as I am, it took me a good 24 hours to actually realise “Hang on! We said we were going to do this thing together again. Let’s just FREAKIN DO IT!”

And there it is.

It’s a-happening.

And I do hope that our current future wishes/intentions of conquering the world together do likewise!

So excited!

Tonight and tomorrow at Brisbane Powerhouse 8pm. Some tix still available here. 

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A Quick Postcard from Reality

Hey guys, So reality has hit hard, as it usually does post-festival in what I’ve come to call PTSD: Post Tour Sadness Disorder/Disorientation. Back to regular blogging shortly, I’ve really needed this week just to decompress, re-connect with the fam and of course, catch up on about five kilometres of housework. I like to measureContinue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary: THE END!

It is FINISHED! Woohoo! I have been busy finishing it, packing it up, digesting it and recovering from it. So here are a few pics and notes of point from the final leg. The final gig was so bizarre…completely sold out, people standing (which I don’t really like, only because I feel sorry as IContinue Reading

Adelaide Tour Diary: Hahndorf, Toddler Tantrums & Standing Room Only

Yesterday we took the troops up to Hahndorf, a super cute German town just outside of Adelaide. We’ve been averaging one excursion out of the house each day which thus far, has been perfect. On this particular day however, Mister Three – and in all honesty, Mummy too – hit a wall of “fringe festContinue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary: A Quick Snap-Happy Update!

Crazy times, dear Tour Diary, crazy times. Highlights? – Representing Germany in the most fabulously funny and trash-tacular “EUROWISION!” alongside luminaries such as the Axis of Awesome (where I told them about my very own parody of their parody), Dave Callan (who I met by almost literally falling into his arms upon leaving the stage),Continue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary: Approaching The Final Strait

I got up yesterday and looked at my ticket sales and it hit me: only FIVE SHOWS LEFT?! What?! How on earth did that happen? I suppose the gazillion or so guest spots have distracted me from the reality that this roller coaster I’m on is actually coming to an end soon. I will notContinue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary: Amazing Women You Should See This Fringe

I’m a little late in coming to the party on International Women’s Day Celebrations, but hey, I’ve been busy being a woman, yo! As I type this I have my 3-year-old crawling over me, ripping off my necklace and chanting “Playground! Playground!” so shall keep it brief, but I thought I’d take this opportunity toContinue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary: A Personal Lifetime Highlight

Not much comedy in this post, but I just want to share it for what it is. Anybody who has seen “An Unexpected Variety Show” will understand why the prospect of having my daughter in the audience for the very first time was one that filled me with a plethora of emotions, from anxiety toContinue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary: On Touring With Kids

Many people ask me about how I manage to do this performing/touring stuff with kids. Or rather, they just say nice things about how cool it is that I can. Well, most people. (BTW when my darling box office commander-in-chief relayed this guy’s comments, I was honestly, mostly amused. But I can’t help but pointContinue Reading

Adelaide Fringe Festival Tour Diary:

Tis going so, so well. And I am so, so tired! Seriously, were it not for a spritely combination of the world’s best au-pair who completely “gets it” when it comes to the madness of this Fringe experience, good folks cheering me on and a rather unhealthy festival dependance on energy drinks, I would justContinue Reading