Archive for the ‘festivals’ Category

The Hilarium moved to Magic Monkey at Kings Cross this year and has been a lot of fun. I think it can be counted a success as well because plenty of people turned up. Some sessions were packed to capacity and more (don’t tell anyone). Dean Hagland is partering up with Seizure again on this Fringe project, before he returns to the USA.

Here’s me on video at Roast Battle.

hilarium at fringe 2018

Seizure Kaiser, as usual, is the entrepreneur par excellence!!! I say that mostly because he’s put a few gigs my way for Fringe this year. For instance:

  1. xxx Comedy Show (1st September,  6th September, 9.30 pm)
  2. Best of Fest.  (8th September, 7.30 pm)
  3. Wicked Women (Friday 7 and 8 Sept., 9.30 pm)
  4. Roast Battle (against Gavin Scott — he won — 14th September, 8.30 pm)
  5. Its a Match!!! (21st and 27th September at 9.30 pm)

hilarium 2018

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Womb cop award number two!

Posted: February 25, 2018 in acting, awards, festivals

For anyone who hasn’t been following this Womb Cop is a short film starring Madeleine Culp and Sam Kissajukian and directed by Corey Farrell. It now has its second international award!

womb cop award2

A fun night at Vibe Comedy at Magic Mike on Saturday 24th February 2018. All the comedians were in consternation when they found that half the audience were under the age of 5. There was a lot of hasty editing of swear words. I myself toyed with jokes about Henry the octopus for the Wiggles fans in the audience. Other just ploughed through — we counted two uses of the expression “sick cunt”. Nigh-nighs time came during the break thankfully, and I got to do my octopus story, complete with the word “fuck.”

Last night of Fringe 2017

Posted: October 1, 2017 in festivals, gigs, venues

sue at hilarium fringe

Caption is quote from Ray Cashman on FaceBook: “Is there anything better in Sydney Comedy than watching an intimate audience exposed to Sue Thomas for the first time?”  Very funny.

Had a great time checking out the (Un)Australian show and the Funniest Shorts show at the Factory Theatres (which I was in — In Corey Farrell’s Womb Cop). Then I had to make a mercy dash down King Street Newtown to appear in the “Nasty” show at the Hilarium.

When I got there the place was packed. The Arab showcase was very good and deserved all the attention it , was getting. I watched with pleasure: Saed, Frida, Jamal and Seizure all going at it with consummate professionalism.

I got a last minute spot at the “Nasty” show and had a lot of fun. A great way to round out the festival. Thanks to Seizure (and Rodney Todd and Corey Farrell) and the guys at Hive Bar for making this the Fringe Festival with the most Sue Thomas content so far. Full on!!!

This is what Seizure said on FaceBook: Last night the Hilarium Sydney comedy club finished up its contract with Sydney Fringe Festival and have closed its doors for now (don’t worry, we will pop up again soon). It was a fun and awesome experience for all involved.

Kebab Tonight — Tomorrow

Posted: September 19, 2017 in festivals, gigs, venues

Me in Rodney’s show at the Factory – what can I say?

kebab tonight

I had a lot of fun. More on Quotev later. Check out the Fringe Comedy ad.

How do you choose between two posters as gorgeous as this? Thank you Paige Halley.  Of course I chose the one with the pink scarf because it is zany and catches the eye.  The good thing is it makes me look like I have something exciting to reveal. Sadly it does make me look like my mother on heat.

 Event for First Show

 Event for Second Show

Please note the advertised time for the shows is 8PM.

 

 

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.)