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Dave Eastgate Shoot

Posted: September 24, 2017 in acting, gigs, videos

Friday night (22nd Sept. 2017) I was up at Factory Theatres at the beginning of my bigh night. The cast of Ahmed Zhub – Kebab Tonight were hanging, waiting to go on stage.

That was when Greta said “did you get a phone call from Nick Radford from A-List?”.  I checked my phone and apparently I had. Would I like to take part in a shoot as an extra with Dave Eastgate? I said yes. Why wouldn’t I? Dave was fighting someone at a barbeque. It sounded fun.

So there I was at Marrickville Park after my big night at the Factory with Ahmed Zhub – Kebab Tonight and my Roast Battle at the Hilarium feeling a little bit tired. The sun was beating down on our heads.

We all sat around a table like we were at a barbeque and we were the family of Greta or Dave who were at daggers drawn. We look at the actors. We don’t like Greta and we don’t like Dave Williams who was wearing a shirt with an AC/DC badge. We all just watch while Greta puts a pavlova on the table and Alistair’s girls pinch strawberries off the top and run away. That was our scene.

Then we just hung around some more, trying to find the shade.  Boner Contention, all dressed in black sat under a tree and looked pretty cool.

The video was set at a barbeque area and everyone else had something to do. Dave Eastgate and Greta had some other scenes to do, the crew were prepping (making things look like a barque, setting up cameras and the kids were playing as kids do (Alistair’s kids got a lot of stuff to do, stealing food, throwing food, I was quite jealous).

I just stood around checking out the other people having fun; making stupid jokes.

One scene (not connected with the video) that amused me was on the slippery dip, a little boy was funnelling gravel down a shute to a little girl and every time he did it she went “no, no, no!” I thought it was funny (because he kept on doing it. Haha).

After a couple of hours of watching other people acting and watching other people prepping and watching people play; the director said “that’s a wrap!” I thought it was a barbeque.  LOL. I think I like to be centre stage.

Turns out it was for the Boner Contention’s Bonerific BBQ/Video Shoot. Another one for my “acting” CV?

 

 

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Revving up for Fringe I went along to do a spot at the Friend in Hand last Thursday (31st August). Took plenty of flyers. Check out the new video, and these names. Quite a line-up!

MC: Sam Taunton

First Bracket: Jamie Kirk, Jamie Juwono, Jonas Holt

Second Bracket: Bruce Griffiths, Me, Suren Jayamanne

Headliner: Cassie Workman

 

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.)

 

This is how my Thursday afternoons usually go: I have a conversation with myself about Thursday evening. But I can’t decide because there are so many good rooms on that night.

Me: Shall I go to Crown for a comedy spot or to Mic in Hand for fine comedy?

Me: You could go to Tudor.

Me: No I didn’t get on.

[goes to the kitchen to check if mobile phone has charged]

Me: Maybe someone has sent me a message [checks phone and finds a message from Liam at the Friend in Hand]

Liam: would you like a spot? [the message is from an hour ago]

Me: Can I still have a spot?

[seconds later] Liam: yes sweet!

So I went to the Friend and this is the result. I think it went pretty well since I prepared most of it (not the script obviously), on the bus. Check it out!

Running Order: MC: Aoron Chen, Chris Kearey, Sue Thomas, Jono Lee, Ben Kochan, Bonnie Tangey, Nina Oyama, Headliner: Nick Sun.

 

This should be a good one — I’m just doing stand-up this time but it will be fun watching our pals fighting it out — particularly Seizure Kaiser and Simon Kennedy who have already been sparring on the net!

 

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This is what the FaceBook ad. says:

DIRECT FROM COMEDY STORE LOS ANGELES
Comedy on Edge proudly presents
OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN
COMEDY ROAST BATTLES!

2 competitiors go back and forth insulting each other in this no holds barred anti-pc game of slams!
Audience pick the winners!

MAIN EVENT
Battle of the Syd Comedy Scene
‘Simon Kennedy VS Seizure Kaiser

Card 1
Gavin Scott VS Anthony Skinner

Card 2
Nate Eubanks VS José Mathias

with Special Guest Judges

Hosted by Andrew Barnett

with special appearance by D. Trump!

Check out clips from previous Roast Battles here
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8aczxXJNmZNaA17l-jVqL2Z5eoGOH1Id

Also on the night you have stand ups performing

Jack Morgan
David Poltorak
Fletcher Lowe
Tom Sanderson
Marty Morgan
Andrew Cougle
Khaldoun Hosni
Arnie Pie
Paige Hally
JJ Mullard
Sue Thomas

Buy Tickets online for only $10
or $15 at the door

for details visit http://comedyonedge.wix.com/comedyonedge

special thanks to Brian Moses (creator of Roast Battles) and the Comedy Store LA

 

The Mark and Justin (Working Title) video is a surprise for me — I never knew I was in the video. Still its lovely to see the old place and people like Justin Lodge and George who were great pals that we haven’t seen for a while. They are probably having serious lives, not like us still joking around. Good on them!

Check out the video, it is a blast from the past. The William Hotel was a big welcoming room that we enjoyed playing in – unfortunately it got turned into a strip club. I did consider continuing there but we moved to the Chippendale Hotel instead – my pole dancing days were over anyway. Lol.

I have seriously lost weight!

Here’s my set from last Thursday 27th April at the Friend in Hand. Thanks Liam and Wayne for thinking of me and putting me on with this incredible line-up of comics, veterans and rookies. Trevor Crook was the headliner and he was very funny, likewise the incredible Julia Wilson, I love her stuff!

 

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