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‘It’s going to sound a bit weird but it feels a little like having a superhero alter ego or something,’ – Sophie Joske on the liberating nature of having a stage alter ego during Woman of the Hour

Stacey Waters

Cassandra Barbitoll is a star, and she knows it – despite what anyone else might think. Brought to life through the mind of comedian and…

‘I’ve always enjoyed spooky stories’ – comedian David Massingham on his Little Sketch Book of Horrors

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Sketch comedian and improviser David Massingham is back at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and this year he’s prepared a night of spooks, scares…

‘Comedy is the most immediate art form’ – Chloe Black on stand-up, not being edgy and advice for her potential tinder matches

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Comedian Chloe Black has been performing stand up for 18 years. She might not look the same as she did when she started back in…

‘The only responsibility a comedian has is to be funny. Everything else is negotiable.’ – an interview with Sami Shah

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When comedian, broadcaster and writer Sami Shah is having a run of bad luck, he sacrifices a goat. It’s a common ritual occurrence in Islamic…

‘I had to interrogate my own privilege to write a script that rang true’ – Ben Grant on writing ‘the Rug’

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Critically acclaimed sound designer, actor, writer and theatremaker Ben Grant is just about to launch his new electropera (that’s a portmanteau of electronic opera) at…

‘We wanted to be uncomfortable again’ – Steven Mitchell Wright on the Danger Ensemble’s move to Melbourne, boundary pushing theatre and the Hamlet Apocalypse

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After a decade of creating and touring their unique experimental theatre to polarised audiences and critical acclaim, the Brisbane-based The Danger Ensemble have relocated to…