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Pop and Passion: Side A: What We Joke About When We Joke About Love

Jess McGuire probes a line-up of comedic talent on their experiences in the lovosphere. How far are they willing to exploit their private lives for comedic purposes? Is anything truly off limits? And are all those hilarious tales – did they really find their mother-in-law in the bath with the best man – actually true?

With Felicity Ward and Ben Pobjie.

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Portrait of Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire

Jess McGuire is a writer, DJ, broadcaster, and MC based in Melbourne. She appears regularly on ABC Local Radio and Double J as a reviewer and cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She is a former presenter of Triple R’s flagship Breakfasters show.

Portrait of Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie is a writer, comedian and poet with no journalistic qualifications whatsoever. He has a weekly column at Australian news commentary site, and his writing has appeared in Crikey, The Age and The Punch, among others.

Felicity Ward

Multi-award winning Felicity Ward is one of Australia’s most exciting comic performers. Since her stand-up comedy debut in 2008, she has rapidly gained an international reputation for her live comedy.

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