It’s difficult to convey the essence of a Rick Shapiro performance. […] He doesn’t rely on anything so obvious as snappy punchlines, he leaps into the stream of consciousness and pours out a tsunami of transgression that swamps your funny bone.
This has been a very interesting week for me as far as comedy goes.
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to goof around in a vaguely macabre fashion? Which comedy venues are putting on the fangs, capes and neck-bolts etc? Several Sydney rooms are doing themed shows this week – check out your favourite comedy venue and see what ghouls they have dragged forth to entertain you.
Namastae! May the many hands of Ganesha bring you fortune and favor. My weekend has ended with a double shot of The Wire series one on [insert paid advertisement for ISP provider here]. Mindless hours whiling away a rainy afternoon got me thinking how East Baltimore is nothing like Rouse Hill and The Mean Fiddler [gratuitous plug for my gig on Wednesday night].
What initially seemed expensive actually turned out to be very cheap when you consider I was lucky enough to watch Jimeoin, Akmal, Arj Barker, Tripod, Axis of Awesome, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Mad Max the remix, John Robertson, Toby Coleman, Seizure, Keasty, Mickey D, Greg Fleet, Rick Shapiro, Matthew Hardy, Nick Sun, Sam Bowring, Sally Kimpton, Chris Wainhouse, Paul Warnes, Alan Glover, Felicity Ward and Peter Berner all in the one day!
Did you miss NYC underground comedy legend Rick Shapiro at the World’s Funniest Island festival? You can still see him around Sydney over the next weeks and in Brisbane in early November (and maybe win a free double pass to one of his Sydney shows).
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First, the 3-day Perth workshop is happening over 2 weekends (3rd, 7th & 8th November) with Robert Grayson. Second, the Wild West Comedy Festival is back in 2010 and this Festival we are moving into the Northbridge precinct with supported venues! Applications for supported venue shows close next month (independent venue show applications don’t close until January ’10)
The sixth instalment of the “From Zero To…Somewhere Slightly Higher Than Zero” Chronicles
They’ll be at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Fri 30 Oct at 9.30pm, and at the Enmore Theatre on Nov 1st at 7:30pm as part of THE ABC OF MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! showcase of comedy, cabaret and improvised mayhem hosted by Libbi Gorr.