In 2018, what defines a globally successful comedian? A sold-out festival show? An Edinburgh Comedy Award? A Barry Award? Millions of YouTube hits? A chart-topping podcast? A Netflix special?
For this conversation, we’re bringing together panellists from across the comedy business and across the globe. They’ll discuss how the barometer for success in comedy differs across local scenes and cultures. Talking sponsorship, streaming, self-publishing and critical versus popular acclaim – our panel of industry heavies will share their views and insights on the changing nature of comedy.
How do ideas about the longevity of material vary from one country to the next? And why do different comic voices, and comic cultures, suit different platforms?
With Geraldine Hickey, Phil Wang, Sorabh Pant and Zach Ruane. Hosted by Jodi Crocker.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
With an unselfconscious charm and a superb skill for finding the funny in true stories Geraldine Hickey has been described as a ‘deceptively cheery dame who’ll quietly take out your innards.’ She is revered in the industry as a comedian’s comedian and has been shortlisted for the ‘Piec... Read more
After almost 20 years in public relations, Jodi founded Social Set Media in June 2017 after seven years at, arguably, the biggest show in town – Crown – where she was Head of Media Relations and Social Media for the non-gaming portfolio in both Melbourne and Perth. Combined with ten years as a f... Read more
Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a world intent on building walls and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? Some blistering new comedy gold – that’s what. As a Malaysian-born son of Chinese and British parents, Phil Wang has a unique and nuanced view of ethnicity ... Read more
Sorabh Pant is one of India’s best loved and most travelled comedians – with over 1000 shows in 60 cities across 15 countries – though he does it only for the frequent flyer miles. He’s a comedian, an author and a full-time Vinod Kambli impersonator. He’s best known for his incredible ... Read more
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