Apparently long-time couple Adam Hills and Ali McGregor gathered with friends and family in the Port Phillip Bay region last weekend to celebrate their engagement. Congratulations to the happy pair.
(Adam is currently touring with the Spicks and Specktacular show, while Ali will be appearing at a Christmas Carols performance at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir on the 22nd & 23rd December.)
Aspiring comedy writers should book now for a five day course in January with former DAAS member Tim Ferguson as part of the State Library of Victoria’s Summer Read program.
Tim Ferguson helps you fine-tune your comic skills at a five-day course. You will build your own characters, devise stories and make up a stand-up routine, comedy film or sitcom. At the end of the course participants will have written a script. No experience in comedy is needed — you only need a pen and paper or laptop.
RMIT city campus, January 19-23, $520. For details or to enrol, ph: 9925 8111 or visit www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au
Tickets in Perth for Dylan Moran in April 2009 (one show only at the Burswood Theatre) have just been released as an online pre-sale through Ticketek. You have to register as a member to buy online, or you can wait until the general ticket release on Monday December 15th and do it over the phone. Online pre-sale tickets are also available through Ticketek for his shows in Canberra and Newcastle. Melbourne Audiences can see him at MICF (tickets on sale on Monday 15th December), and Sydney audiences will be able to catch him as part of the lineup for the Cracker Comedy Festival (tickets not yet released).
The WA Govt is calling for applications for funding as part of their cultural events program. Comedy producers should get their proposals together. Applications close February 13th 2009.