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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…

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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…

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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. How long are you going for and how many shows are you doing? 2 weeks! 12 shows! 1 nervous breakdown! 2. Are you flying solo or are you taking the fam? A leetle bit of both. After much deliberation, I opted to bring my littlest,…

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So, I wanna gush about last night (so, so wonderful. AGH! I can’t wait to do it in Brissie!) but first I’ve gotta tell you about my Opening Night to my work-in-progress version of this show a couple of years ago in Calgary. That was as part of the Calgary Fringe, where, as is the deal with many festivals (and indeed, professional shows in general!), at the prescribed starting time the CURTAINS GO UP. Even if a Tibetan yak somehow makes itself backstage, reaking havoc and spurting milk out of its bosum all over the stagehand, at starting time the show…

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1. Toddler wrangling. The more I do it, the more I realise that their cuteness is really just a self-defence mechanism. 2. Rehearsing my show. Only eight days to go til I jet off to Adelaide for the Cabaret Fringe Festival, possibly my once in a lifetime opportunity to say that I performed at the same festival as Olivia Newton-John. I may just die happy. 3. Taking acting classes at La Boite! This is something I’ve long desired, but only just mustered the balls to do. I was worried that my obsession with improv would prove a problem, but as…

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