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The lovely Bella Fiorentino put on a great night once again at Parliament Cafe on Sunday 8th July. It was a lot of fun. She had me as the “feature” artist and it was a lot of pressure because I always think of myself as an ensemble kind of guy. Still I gave them all I got. Maybe a bit more.

The other acts, as always, were standout particularly the first guy Paul was great telling poems about Bondi (my home town), very lyrical and pure. Bella sang a song with her clear haunting voice. It was a very nice laid back night, just like the night in April.

This is what Bella said on FaceBook:

Bring your instruments and spill your woes with some whisky and caffeine, sprinkles and whipped cream! Another night of madness, music, poetry and a saucy erotic comedian, the dearest Sue Thomas! Some StayFly artworks will be on exhibition, the one and only YOORI will be painting the night away and all ticket proceeds go to a charity chosen by you! We wont be voting or ringing any bells for time limits! Just a poem or song per person & if times left you can go again. Hope to see you there!

Sign up is 5.30 with a 6pm start, jam starts around 7.30 and if you would like to sell or exhibit any artworks or handmade thingamabobs (I took some tee shirts and booklets — I know that was a bit cheesy but I sold some, so there!)

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Two Wolves bites the dust

Posted: June 2, 2018 in facebook, gigs, venues

billy-george-freddy at molotov

Molotov (the sign-up-on-the-night room, previously known as Mugg and Kettle) has always been a bone of contention but that was part of its charm. So we were cheap, used the f and the c words, and broke most of the licencing laws. We got a lot of talent flowing through those poorly lit, poorly sanitised, poorly maintained halls.

On Wednesday 30th May 2018, after a nine month experiment to prove the proposition that underground comedy can work at a Christian run bar, the team (Freddy McManus, Billy Darcy and George Pettifer) called it a day. Don’t get me wrong, there was as always an enthusiastic following, but in this the third try for the franchise, artistic differences were cited as one of the reasons the venue gave for the split. The audiences loved us; but the venue had God on their side.

I have always been kind of hooked on this room because there were none of the constraints that there are in many rooms where you have to be good. I think you have to be bad to be good.  It’s all part of the creative process. Try things out, throw out what you don’t like and then build on what remains. That’s what was so valuable about this room. And I’d just like to say well done to all the people who have been involved, running, participating and most of all, supporting the room; because no room is any good without a crowd.

Molotov crowds have been very kind to me and for that I thank them. They are champions. Sitting through 40 plus comedians week after week, some of whom are doing comedy for the first time, can’t be easy, especially when they have to do it sitting on very hard chairs.

I took a survey on the last night of Molotov because I was afraid that I was solely responsible for the room’s demise. The other comedians brought up a lot of controversial concepts for the audience to deal with like: drug taking, racism, religion, pederasty, bestiality and sex toys, making it a challenging and lively show.

I had a great experience last month at the Loose Leaf Literature event. Here are the February recordings from Loose Leaf Literature and as you can see there are a lot of other excellent artists on this site. I hope you enjoy them. I will definitely be going back, hopefully to perform, but certainly to watch.

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It’s a big world out there Barnaby

Posted: February 13, 2018 in acting, facebook

Thanks to Barnaby Joyce and his “private life” I got a go on Sean Ticehurst’s (Edge Radio Producer) radio show on Australian Radio Network on Wednesday February 7. Sean wanted 3 people to ring in. I rang in, was interviewed and made some stuff up. It was a lot of fun.

Here’s our dialogue on FaceBook before the show about what I was supposed to say on air:

Sean Ticehurst
 Hey sue
You’ll like this one
I’ll call you just after 5
Sean Ticehurst
 And tell me what you didn’t do today… So I’ll say ” hey Sue, what didn’t you do today ” And you say ” I didn’t kill anyone today ” And illl ask anything else you didn’t do ? And I also didn’t have an affair with my work colleagues ” I’ll say was that hard ? And you say, nah it’s pretty easy to not have an affair…
Sean Ticehurst
 You can come up with something for the first one
Didn’t run anyone over
Didn’t steal anything
Didn’t punch anyone
You get the idea
Sue
does the made up one come first?
Sean Ticehurst
 yes
the the affair one
it’s a stab at barnaby joyce
Sue
okay – ill look forward to it 🙂

Sean Ticehurst
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Late night show at Hive

Posted: January 7, 2018 in facebook, gigs, venues

I had a great night at Pat Doherty’s Late Night Show at Hive Bar.

17th December 1917.  I love doing Pat’s show because I sit in the audience and see all the great acts and then I do my bit so I get the best of both worlds.

I did my tissue paper poem witch went off pretty well — even Pat liked it and George Pettifer was a fish. I thought it was funny — he was doing an ad for knives (where do they get this stuff?

late night show17-12-17

This message from director Corey Farrell on Facebook today:

Congrats again to team WOMB COP for being selected in Australia’s Funniest Shorts!!!

It will be screening at this years Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival as well!

Link – http://fringecomedy.com.au/single-event?show_id=148

(The video shows on 26th,  28th,  30th September at 8.15 pm.)

Harold Park Gig

Posted: July 18, 2017 in facebook, gigs, Uncategorized, venues

a team(Pictured, left to right) Al Del Bene, Sam Kissajukian, Paige Halley — Rory Lowe.

Harold Park Gig — I always look forward to a gig with Dane Hiser’s Laugh Stand at the iconic Harold Park — such  a treat and the other acts are excellent — definitely flying with the A Team.

This is what Dane says:

We have a spectacular edition of The Laugh Stand Comedy Gala at Harold Park Hotel on Tuesday 25 July that is not to be missed!

Headline: Al Del Bene (USA)
Winner; L.A. Comedy Award’s Comedian Of The Year

Featured act on Dane Cook’s sold out ‘Isolated Incident’ Stadium Tour and Bill Burr’s recent shows at The Sydney Opera House! A regular at The World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset. His TV appearances include ‘Comics Unleashed’, HBO’s ‘Tourgasm’, ‘Comedy All Stars’ and ‘Jon Lovitz Presents’!
“attitude, sarcasm and playful angriness,” theherald.com.au

MC: Sam Kissajukian
Nominee for Best Comedy at 2016 Perth Fringe World, Sam has been crushing stand-up as of late, selling out his solo stand up show at comedy festivals interstate & abroad!

Electrifying and hysterical performance, undeniable festival highlight,” Perth Press ��“Downright funny”, The Music

Featured Support 1: Paige Hally
Selected for Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
Sold out shows at 2017 Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals!

Featured Support 2: Rory Lowe
“Rory Lowe is even funnier than he is insane!” Tame Impala
“Wild, unpredictable and unlike any other show you’ve seen,” The Music.

With special guests Ray Cashman, Sue Thomas and Eric Hutton!

Only $15 online or $20 on the door!

Plus! A $5 beer special!
Doors: 7.45pm. Show: 8.15pm.