Hello! Hope you can make it to my new show in Melbourne and Sydney.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Dates: 11-23 April, 7:15pm Tuesday to Saturday, 6:15pm Sunday
Location: Forum Theatre, corner of Flinders St and Russell St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tickets: $15-$25. Book online.
Date and time: Saturday 24th June, 8:15pm
Location: Belvoir St Theatre (Downstairs), 18 & 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Tickets: $25-$30. Book online.
Comedian Jennifer Wong mashes up a Learn English cassette tape with stand-up comedy in a brand new show for anyone who’s ever been lost for words. Don’t miss this officially unaccredited course from one of Australia’s funniest word-lovers. Language warning: English.
As seen and heard on Bookish (ABC iview), ABC Radio Sydney’s Thank God It’s Friday, Plonk (Nine), and the sold-out The Serpent’s Table at Sydney Festival (a Contemporary Asian Australian Performance and Griffin Theatre co-production).
Pitch a Classic Today – Monday 3rd April at The Wheeler Centre (Melbourne), 7:15pm
Pitch a Classic Today is a free event at The Wheeler Centre, home of all things bookish and wonderful. It’s booked out, but there’s a chance you might be able to get last-minute tickets at the door.
At this lively event in April, we’re inviting a panel of writers and comedians, including Niki Aken, Laura Davis, Damon Young and Sami Shah to pitch classic works of literature to a 21st-century marketplace. A warning to purists: this might involve massive, modernising adjustments to plot, character, setting and form. Panellists will read their own literary upgrades, unveil cover art and social media marketing strategies and make the case for their retrofitted classics in today’s hyper-competitive environment. At the end of the session, in a festival-style audience Q&A, our guests will discuss (and defend!) their efforts.
Fan-fic fiends and all bookish types welcome. Prepare for a night of literary upgrade, embellishment and abomination. Hosted by Jennifer Wong.