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Forget bitcoin: the currency of the future is the hot take. Like the overalled gold prospector of the past, the opinion columnist of today mines content as if from thin air – emerging with that most coveted nugget: clickbait.

As the ultimate experiment in dragging pageviews offline, Nailed It! assembles Australia’s finest comedians, journalists and everything in between – and copy/pastes them onto a pulpit from which to bluster, bully and BS. Forget sincerity or nuance; how will each speaker suppress their most deeply held convictions, and give their all to serving up the most shareable content?

Host James Colley introduces Zoë Coombs Marr, Dee Fidge, Roj Amedi, Clementine Ford and Aaron Gocs as they give voice to their most unexpected thought bubbles – all with the steady compass of a columnist ten minutes shy of deadline. Don’t read the comments.

Presented in partnership with The Toff in Town.

Featuring

James Colley

James Colley is a television comedy writer for Gruen, Bravest Warriors, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and Tomorrow Tonight among others.  His writing has been featured in the Guardian, Crikey, the Big Issue, and Junkee among others. He is author of Too Right, among others. He is never photogra... Read more

Zoë Coombs Marr

Zoë Coombs Marr is a performer, writer, artist and comedian. She grew up in Grafton, where she and her best friend staged a musical instead of going to schoolies week.  Zoë has performed stand up comedy extensively in Australia, London and New York. Her solo show, Trigger Warning, won the 2016 Me... Read more

Dee Fidge

Deirdre Fidge is a writer and social worker whose work has been featured in Daily Life, SBS, ABC, Crikey and Junkee. She also authored a chapter in Doing It, an anthology of sex-positive stories written by women available through UQP. Dee’s career highlight to date is being retweeted by John S... Read more

Roj Amedi

Roj Amedi is senior human rights campaigner at GetUp! and a writer and editor based in Naarm/Melbourne. Roj’s editorial experience has spanned across art, culture and design, editing publications such as Acclaim Magazine and Neue Luxury. She has also written for The Saturday Paper, SBS, Vault, Swa... Read more

Aaron Gocs

Aaron Gocs is a stand-up comedian.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne-based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is a columnist for Fairfax’s Daily Life and is a regular contributor to the Age and Sydney Morning Herald. Through her twice-weekly columns for Daily Life, Clementine explores issues of gen... Read more

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Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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