Postcards From Abroad
'One thing about leaving your apartment is there's so many other people out there. The great thing about my apartment, aside from the fact that it's a great apartment, is that I control if there are other people in it.'
This October, Fran Lebowitz is bringing her deliciously devastating brand of no-holds-barred wit back to the Wheeler Centre.
Postcards From Abroad
David Sedaris: A Carnival of Snackery
'When the pandemic hit, my first thought wasn’t Oh, those poor dying people but What about my airline status?'
There’s only so many times you can you hear ‘we’re all in this together’ before it starts to ring hollow. This is the point when we need the satirist to step in, ready and willing to admit that sometimes… he’s…
Laugh Breaks: Finding the Limelight
'How did you get your big break?' It’s a question asked of every successful performer in the comedy industry. Tales abound of mates dobbing in mates for open mic comedy comps, along with household names who cut their teeth doing sketch, improv or stand-up in late-night comedy rooms.
Is it luck, timing, talent or all three? Laugh Breaks: Finding the…
Very Cheeky Bums with Claire Hooper
Princess Benjamina’s got to get to the bottom of her problem, literally! Her cheeky talking bum is getting her into all sorts of hot water, and she has to do something about it before her naughty botty ruins the Royal Ball. Can she come up with a plan to stop the bottom falling out of her very important day?
Jeez Louise: Transplaining
Trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse comedians and performers are standing up and stepping out. As the world evolves its understanding of gender identity, preferred pronouns and social norms, gender-transcendent stars are reaching wider and more diverse audiences and garnering critical acclaim.
To further interrogate, understand and celebrate their careers, Jeez Louise: Transplaining brings together an incredible panel of writers and performers…
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
For decades, we’ve heard seers of all stripes declaring that ‘everything is political’. In 2020, though, you might be forgiven for reading that with a note of exhaustion. The hopeful overtures of the open internet have well and truly descended into countless – endless – jibes and arguments. Cancelled columnists (and cartoonists) heave their laptops open to lament their newfound…
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