Hello! Hope to see you at some of these shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Comedy vs Racism – Thursday 23rd March at Sydney Town Hall (Lower), 7pm-9pm
Expect a night of laughs and Q & A with comedians Akmal Saleh, Jen Carnovale, Suren Jayemanne, Bish Marzook, and Benny Eggmolesse. After the stand-up comedy, I’ll host a chat with the performers to get their hot takes on issues around discrimination, politics, and diversity.
This event is part of the City of Sydney’s Living in Harmony Festival.
How to English Harder – Melbourne International Comedy Festival (April) and Sydney (June)
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).
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Dates and times: 11-23 April 2017, 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.
Pitch a Classic Today – Monday 3rd April at The Wheeler Centre (Melbourne), 7:15pm
Melbourne friends, there’s a chance you might still be able to get a last-minute ticket to Pitch a Classic Today. This is a free event at The Wheeler Centre, home of all things bookish and wonderful.
Imagine William Golding’s Lord of the Flies as an interactive choose-your-own adventure reboot. What will you and your marauding mob do next? 1) Choose some wacky new totems 2) Murder the most vulnerable among you 3) Set the whole island on fire.
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. Book online.