The Wheeler Centre at The Toff
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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 Cal Wilson, Tom Walker, Lucinda Price and Sinead Stubbins 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.
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'.
Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Thank God You’re Here. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own.
Tom Walker is a performer, writer, improviser and clown.
Lucinda Price is a writer and presenter. She currently works as the Lifestyle Editor at PEDESTRIAN.TV.
Sinead Stubbins is a Melbourne-based writer. She has written for Junkee, the Guardian, frankie, Vulture and other places that let her take screenshots of actors making dumb faces.
Alice is an award winning writer, broadcaster, performer and comedian.
She's also an ex academic, ex-corporate Lawyer and (sort of) banjo player.
This July, we’re throwing sass at winter, stepping out and hitting the town.
While our own performance space undergoes a casual makeover, The Toff in Town will become the Wheeler Centre’s home away from home, as we slip down Swanston Street to take up residence with a mini-programme of events – held alongside drink specials and signature cocktails – in the heart of Curtin House.
Come and find us at the bar; you’ll find favourites from our regular series, a couple of special events and atmosphere in spades.