Archive for the ‘stories’ Category

I’ve been going to Crown Comedy since it was going on at the Crown Hotel in Parramatta. This year we are at the Louis Hotel at Lewisham which is a very nice hotel and I was delighted to appear with my good friend Mr Peter Meisel. It was a lovely night. How clever of Justin Jones to offer everyone free head shots. And what a lovely audience. I did some stuff I’m working on about how much I like porn and had a very good time at the Second Crown Birthday Extravaganza.

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After a few weeks travelling around New South Wales, attending birthday parties and generally gigging around I returned to my old stomping ground – The Friend in Hand. Liam tapped me on the shoulder and said “do you want a spot Sue?” and I said “I could do that”.

Like don’t sound so enthusiastic. Inside my head I was panicking. I was thinking “what can I do?” The answer is one of my favourite stories “Silent Witness” which went down quite well.

One audience member said “I missed the first 2 minutes because I was laughing so hard I cried” and another man said “I had to go and get a drink”. I said “that’s why we’re here” – to get people to drink.

Here is the video and the running sheet friend-02-03-17. I hope you like it.

 

Thanks Wayne and Liam for this last minute spot at the Mic. in Hand. I had a lot of fun. It was a small audience but I think they liked me. You be the judge.

Also a lot of other good comedians, my favourite comedian Peter Meisel was there!!!

Here is the running list: friend-26-01-17

More Blood — my first fanzine

Posted: September 19, 2016 in photos, publishing, stories

More Blood is one of my more aggressive stories that we’ve made into a fanzine — Stephanie Broadbridge and I have been working on it together, supplying this wonderful cover. The book has got sex in it but it also has a lot of blood (that thing poking out in his groinal area is his hand) LOL. Its printed and signed copies are available from me.

From the back cover

Entrant for the Ticonderoga Publications short story collectionBloodlines”.

‘At last he got her into the bedroom and spread-eagled her body on the bed. Fossicking in his bag he found hand-cuffs and fixed Natalie’s wrists and ankles to the bed. Natalie was lovely. He had never seen her without her clothes. He could see the details of her body through the night gown’s gauze. Oh how I’d love to have you now thought Nigel, all the blood rushing to his crotch. But the ritual had to be observed, just like he’d dreamt of in his script …’

Nigel is a man who has realised his dreams: the dream job in advertising, the chance to gaze at his dream woman all day and living in New York. But he’s still not happy. Every day he sits there thinking about writing his killer movie script when he is supposed to be writing ads for cheese. Then one day he is called into his boss’ office. That’s when things start to go horribly wrong. This is a story of what happens when you learn you can fight your way past the boredom and make brilliant art out of your “stuff”.

‘This is the kind of book I like to read: lots of blood, body parts, and who really ends up getting hurt? The woman, haha!

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‘Nigel is the kind of man I can do business with: someone who’s into prank movies, racism, and Devil worship. The boy should go far’

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Big Thursday night!

Posted: September 12, 2016 in gigs, running sheets, stories, venues

Here is another cool gig I didn’t expect. After my spot with the Choo Choo Troupe at Mr. Falcon’s I went onto the Mic. in Hand for this fabulous show with John Conway.

Nice audience, lots of laughs, what a great bonus in the middle of Fringe month!!! I did the Silent Witness story, it went okay.

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Check out this video of the last time I appeared at the Mic. In Hand at the Friend in Hand Hotel. Thanks Liam and Wayne.

Occasionally when you put a video up on YouTube it says: “We detected your video may be shaky. Would you like us to stabilize it?”

That’s a cute feature but nothing shaky here — I think I did okay for a last minute spot.

Here’s the line-up — It was great as usual: friend-21-07-16

Three wise monkeys. LOL

Posted: September 2, 2016 in festivals, stories

Here are the delightful additions to the line up at my Fringe Show – Sue Thomas in another Bite of the Cherry:

Christie Bertram (Writer, Director, Actor)

Georgina Giannikopoulos (Improvising Actor)

Jasmine Langdon (Writer, Improvising Actor, Comedian)

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Georgina and her friends do improvised skits, one of which I saw at Crown Comedy recently and I hope you will enjoy.

Here are the basic outlines of the plots:

In the first skit they remind me of that classic scene in The Sound of Music where Maria goes into the mother superior’s office ready to be lectured about her commitment to becoming a nun. In this skit the nun’s commitment is more to sins of the flesh.

In the second skit school children are called into the principal’s office and there is a revelation about the school principal and the students and what they get up to behind the school gates. Let’s face it, its all against school rules.