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So last year I had this mad idea to create a completely improvised cabaret. I wasn’t even sure if such a thing existed but through the magic of the internetty place, I was able to find some amazing mentors and teachers, in the form of Jason Kravits, Ashley England and the dudes at North Coast Improv Hip Hop to name a few, to help me take the first steps to actually making this happen! The resulting show is called “Fully Made Up!” and is an incredibly silly hour-long romp entirely created from audience suggestions. I’m working with two amazing musicians (my…

With last year’s chain of events leading to my life becoming one big ferris wheel of death, divorce and interstate moves, I have opted out of performing at any festivals early this year in favour of recovering! However, I am instead having the pleasure of seeing shows a-plenty on the other side of the stage…and loving it…at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival, on now at Brisbane Powerhouse. I’ll be blogging my highlights here. It’s fun to be an audient again!  Speed: The Movie, The Play Pop quiz, hot shot. You have an insanely ambitious idea to adapt the blockbuster 90’s flick…

Everything hurts. Kicking off from the ABC Radio studios, where I chatted about this nutty plan and comedy stuff with the lovely Spencer Howson, Friday saw us spend almost 8 hours around the streets of Brisbane with a prammed-up puppet accepting gold coin donations down her gullet. We were very sensible – I had my back strapped, we factored in lots of breaks for stretching and resting and with the help of fellow comedian Damian Cosgriff, we were supplied at checkpoints with water, snacks and encouragement! So, how did it go? Well, we got lots of strange looks, met tons…

Wonderland featuring Betty and the Betties pozible vid from Jenny Wynter on Vimeo. This is it! The project I was banging on about yesterday! It’s all about taking my newest show, called ‘Jenny Wynter’s Wonderland! Featuring Betty and the Betties!’ to the Adelaide Fringe in 2013 and it has officially launched today right here! I won’t harp on about the details here, as if you click over to the page itself, all will be revealed! It tells you what the show is all about (clue: JAWESOMENESS), how you can be involved (including IN THE SHOW ITSELF), ridiculously cool stuff you…

We had our very first gig on the weekend and oh my word. So. Much. Fun. We sang, we strutted, we posed for umpteen photos, jumped in army jeeps where we burst into even more song, we toasted ourselves with a celebratory cheap red wine in plastic glasses backstage afterwards…short of having garters hurled at our faces from the audience, it was pretty damn epic. On a selfish note, I LOVED actually having some wondrous girlies to share the oohing and the aahing of post-gig excitement with. I totally get what the Spice Girls were on about. Girl Power!