Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Why aren’t comedians allowed to be as offensive on TV as the Doug Anthony Allstars once were? As hysteria builds around the sexualisation of society, Tim Ferguson thinks society has always been sexy and asks since when has sexualising been a bad thing. In a world that looks to radio shock jocks for pointers on morality, Tim Ferguson wonders how Generation X shrugged off slacking for the conservatism they once mocked. And how did it happen so soon?
Tim Ferguson wrote The Cheeky Monkey, a comedy writing manual for screenwriters and comedians.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.