Being an adult

The wonderfully generous and talented filmmaker Kim Beamish won ACT Artist of the year in 2018 and filmed Bogus for me at the Canberra Comedy Festival in March. He kindly made a clip for me of one of the things I had to say in the show.On Mother's Day, I thought this may be relevant, …

Leave it better than you found it: Antonietta Martiniello

Content warning: This article discusses family violence and suicide. Pictured backstage at the National Gallery of Australia, fixing her friend's hair, Antonietta Martiniello starred in many productions including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas circa 1988, around the time I first met her. Some people light up a room and leave it better than they found it; …

Bill Makin’s stories are not heroic, they’re great.

Pictured on a trip to Jordan in 2016, Canberra comedian Bill Makin (33) is a big guy who identifies with ‘the little man’ and loves smashing an excercise bike to keep things level. I have never understood fans of Death Metal. To me, it’s the noise of angry, sweaty blokes, yelling “Roaaaaaah! Roaah! Raaaarghh! AAAAAA!” over machine gun drumming. Perhaps useful if you needed to get …

The Good, The Bad and The Elderly: two-time Moosehead winner Tanya Losanno’s new comedy

As a 46-year-old woman, a Mum and a comedian in Canberra, I have a lot in common with Tanya Losanno - a lack of comedy reviews from Canberra media being just one of them. After our informal workshop over salt and vinegar chips today, ahead of our new festival shows, I  interviewed this unassuming two-time …

Noticed

For a few years now, I have noticed I'm going unnoticed...and I'm OK with that. This is a snippet from Civic Pub Comedy Club last November. And since you asked, yes, this is apropos of flogging tickets to my Canberra Comedy Festival show Grey Matter on Thursday 22 March at 7pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zQM_NEuyi0