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I did my Doggy Style set at the Friend in Hand (Thursday 23-8-2018) and I was amused by how much people laughed in the weirdest of places — like I could hardly get past the first line of poem! (“I love my dog …”). They were weird but nice. So were the other comedians. Check this line-up out:

MC: Ben Darso — First Bracket: Sayed Batchon, Clinton Haines, Marcel Blanch De Wilt — Second Bracket: Seizure, Sue Thomas, Luke Joseph Ryan — Headliner: Peter Berner.

This is what they said on FaceBook:

Feature – Peter Berner

Peter Berner is without doubt one of Australia’s most popular and respected media entertainers, stand-up comics and corporate performers.

Peter started his career as a stand up comic in 1988. Since this time he has performed locally and internationally, as well as writing and performing solo comedy shows in festivals in Australia and the UK. His intelligent humour has always set him apart as one performer who can comfortably straddle comedy styles as disparate as satire, observational comedy and reactive comedy with ease leaving audiences in hysterics. His comedy has also proven to translate into electronic media, with Peter constantly employed on both TV and radio since 2000.

Peter’s major TV Hosting roles have been “BackBerner” and “Einstein Factor” both on ABCTV (all up he has presented more than 300 hours of national television!), and he’s been a valued, successful and integral member of Triple M’s talent base for the past 10 years.

MC – Benny Darsow
Ben Darsow is on fire after a sell-out Perth Fringeworld, 4.5 star Adelaide Fringe and triumphant return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2016.

This closely follows a breakout tour of the USA and Canada last year.

Ben combines clever observational humour with free-flowing audience interaction and performs with an undeniable joy for the craft.


This is what they said on Face Book about What She Said… I did my Octopus Poem and I think it was enjoyed.

Get ready for an amazing night of comedy this week at What She Said with performances from Sian SmythSue ThomasRosie PiperBri EllenNaomi Mourra ComedyKathryn Maelbox ThomasAngelaSullen, Paige Hally, Rachael MillantaAlly Cockrell +Kimberley Greaves, and your host, Sophie Long!

Join us this Sunday at The Chippo Hotel and end your weekend on a high! — with Rachael Millanta.

what she said2-aug3-2018

This is what Argyle Comedy club looks like:


This is what Thalia said on FaceBook:

I used to dred Monday’s… now they are my favourite day!!Another stellar line up, I could not be more excited!!  Doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30pm. FREE ENTRY! And $10 Pizza!!  Message me to reserve a table!

[Monday 16th July]. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and nursed their french hangover at Argyle Comedy Club last night!! Was an absolute stellar line up and looking forward to next week!!

Line up:
Jason Leigh
Dean Podmore
Andrew Paskin
Reece Boyall
Rachel Millanta
Paul Westervelt
Harry Jun
Craig McLeod
Billy D’Arcy
Joe Antar
Sue Thomas
Jimmy Pringle
Tom Casey
Jacob Perry
Alia Lievore
Thomas Orr
Wiley Jay
Jack Schirnack
Rowan Thambar
Patrick G
Sayed Batshon

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!)

parliament cafe

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.


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
does the made up one come first?
Sean Ticehurst
the the affair one
it’s a stab at barnaby joyce
okay – ill look forward to it 🙂

Sean Ticehurst
 Call in 10