Eric Idle: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
His friends include Mick Jagger and Steve Martin, and his fans include the late Elvis Presley. He’s a novelist, a songwriter, an actor, a surrealist and a comic luminary. And he’s the author of the most popular funeral song in the United Kingdom. Eric Idle, most famous as one sixth of the Monty Python comedy group, is coming to Melbourne.
Take It From Me: Queer Edition
Take it From Me is back. You know the drill – simply submit your anonymous romantic conundrum in advance, then turn up at the Wheeler Centre on Friday 16 November. Our panel of unqualified strangers will puzzle over your problem before a live audience, then dish out some ill-informed and context-free advice.
This time, our panellists will specialise in queer romantic…
The Big Grapple: Christie Whelan Browne
'At this point I realise that I am in my very own Seinfeld episode.'
Christie Whelan Browne recounts the time New York lived up to the hype in the strangest possible way, at The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City – a night of storytelling from Melburnians who don't heart NY.
The Big Grapple was part of MEL&NYC…
The Big Grapple: Brodie Lancaster
'There's no use chasing the party any more, because the party's been priced out and painted over and turned into a froyo shop.'
Brodie Lancaster talks being sold a lie about the New York lifestyle, at The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City – a night of storytelling from Melburnians who don't heart NY.
The Big Grapple was…
The Big Grapple: Beverley Wang
'A lot of New York is filled with beige out-of-towners trying to do all the things they think real New Yorkers do, and the real New Yorkers are only too happy to sell it to them.'
Beverley Wang dives into the early 2000s and the terrible food trends launched by Sex and the City, at The Big Grapple: Loving and…
Alia Shawkat in Conversation
It's almost like that episode of Arrested Development when Maeby accompanies her father to an audition, and ends up becoming a film exec: Alia Shawkat is calling the shots.
Maeby Fünke, the droll teenage con-artist, was of course the role that made Shawkat famous. In the years since the original Arrested Development series wrapped, Shawkat has sought out offbeat roles…
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