Working with Words: Victoria Zerbst
Comedian and television writer Victoria Zerbst talks about the freedom of political satire, the neuroses of the rich and drafting tweets about loneliness.
Take it From Me
Take it From Me returns in 2019, and is it any wonder? We have a 100% success rate of reversing dating disasters, uncrossing star-crossed lovers, rescuing hopeless cases and making everybody's wildest romantic dreams come true.
How does it work? Well, it works by a subtle and mysterious alchemy. First, you submit your anonymous romantic conundrum with our online form…
Jeez Louise: Memoir
‘Everything is copy’ – that was Nora Ephron’s famous dictum. And for better or worse, comedians are expert at mining their personal lives (and those of others) for the sake of comedy.
But is it fair – let alone funny – to use real-life events for the sake of a punchline? Do different rules apply for women when it comes…
Comic In Tuition: Can Comedy be Taught?
Are ‘funny bones’ something you’re born with, or can they grow with time?
In partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’ll look at ‘Nature vs Nurture’ in comedy. Schools around the country are now using comedy as an educational tool to improve literacy and confidence, and to explore different points of view. How can comedy help us learn? And what…
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2019: Crush
Awkward. Sweaty. Flushed. Euphoric. Crushes are like mini-Great Loves. They compel us to daggy earnestness while inspiring unusual boldness, even grandiosity. How much of our best writing, art and music do we owe to crushes, and the intensity they lend to our days and nights? And, actually, how much of our worst?
For our 2019 Gala Night of Storytelling, we’ve…
The Show of the Year 2018: Steph Tisdell
Each year – for our Show of the Year – we bring together a range of writers, performers, artists and comedians to help you reflect, review and revel in the year that was. And 2018 was no exception!
Recalling the leadership spill in September, Steph Tisdell takes on our political representatives: 'We're going to have cars that drive themselves, but…
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