What did Wind in the Willows’ Ratty really mean when he talked of ‘messing about in boats’? And what did Wodehouse’s Jeeves serve along with Bertie’s cup of tea each morning to really make his master say, ‘What-ho!’? Yes, Erotic Fan Fiction is back again – so let your mind run wild.
It’s the same deal as always. Everyone gathers at the Wheeler Centre looking normal and decent. Then, four of Melbourne’s funniest and filthiest writers – James Colley, Gareth Davies, Ben Pobjie and Jess McGuire – share their rudest and lewdest fan fiction … and it quickly becomes clear that nobody is normal and everybody is very excited by muppets.
Slip your imagination into something a little more comfortable at the silliest – and, let’s face it, smuttiest – event on the Wheeler Centre calendar. Hosted by Ali McGregor.
Ali McGregor is an opera and cabaret singer currently hosting the cult favourite Ali McGregor’s Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
James Colley is a Young Walkley nominated satirist, a writer on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, researcher on Gruen and head writer of SBS Comedy's The Backburner. He's performed at The Festival of Dangerous Ideas and National Young Writers Festival. Columnist Andrew Bolt describes Colley's work as 'utterly unfunny'.
Gareth Davies is an actor and playwright based in Sydney. He has written and performed for the Black Lung Theatre (of which he’s a member), Belvoir St Theatre, the Malthouse and many more.
Jess McGuire is a writer, broadcaster, MC, film reviewer, trivia host and DJ based in Melbourne. She can be heard each week talking about music documentaries with Myf Warhurst on Double J, and discussing a variety of topics with Raf Epstein on 774 ABC Melbourne's Drive program. For many years, she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia, and was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.
Ben Pobjie is a writer, comedian and poet with no journalistic qualifications whatsoever. He has a weekly column at Australian news commentary site newmatilda.com, and his writing has appeared in Crikey, The Age and The Punch, among others.