It’s that time again.
Think up a name. Choose a genre. Pitch a concept. Get your synopsis down to fifty words. Find some cash. Make a budget. Find a venue. Change your mind. Find another venue. Lock it in. Sign a contract. Change the name of your show. Name your ticket price. Consider the quality of your show. Lower your ticket price. Make it affordable but not too cheap. Re-assess your budget. Raise your ticket prices. Get excited. Get worried. Second guess yourself. Change the name of the show back to the original. Decide whether its original enough. Sign up for the Fringe Awards. Wonder if your show will be award-worthy. Start fundraising. Start begging. Start stealing. Re-evaluate the pros and cons of theft in the name of art. Ponder the definition of art. Start putting pen to page and page to stage. Pay your registration fees. Pay your deposit on the venue. Pay attention to your to-do list. Don’t expect to make money. Expect to make friends and try not lose them. Expect to work hard. Expect to make memories both good and bad. Expect the unexpected. Mess with expectation and turn the inside out.
It’s the final Amuse-Bouche tonight and its going to be a big one!
With mere days remaining at the Festival, this is the best way to get a good dose of Festival goodness. Tonight on the show we have cabaret and two big helpings of stand-up from an Aussie and an Englishman from NZ.
… and our super secret guest who has appeared on Rove, SKIThouse and written for many a comedy show.
Come on down to Gluttony at 10:45pm tonight for a late show to end all late shows. In no other place will you get this kind of variety for so cheap a price. Only $10!
The Fringe is in full-swing which means before you know it, it will all be over! No better time to run around to try and soak up as much culture and enjoy as much entertainment as possible. You’ll be exhausted afterwards but it will be worth it!
Last night was the premiere of my show, Fät Wânk, and things went fantastically. Good crowd and good laughs, I’m very proud of my team. If you find out what all the fuss is about, there’s five more opportunities to see the show that critics haven’t reviewed yet but will probably say something that features adjectives. Fät Wânk is a response to ‘wanky’ theatre, high art and stuck-up Thespians.
Then it was time to enjoy a beer or two at the venue itself, the World’s End, while the next show began, The Golden Phung, who scored a great crowd for their hilarious sketch show. You can catch their show right after ours this weekend (Fri 9th, Sat 10th). Hurry though, they only have two shows left! Everyone loves a comedy double bill.
Off to the Crown & Anchor, another venue run by Ross Voss and Matt Vecchio (who run The World’s End and Funny Pork at Gluttony) to see Anya Anastasia’s The Upside-Down Girl. You can read my review for Heckler when it is posted soon.
Then it was time to dance up a storm with some of the Fät Wânk gang, Natalia, Craig, Miranda and Nathan. Good times.
This weekend you can also catch me and friends (Paul Stalenhoef, Pires Eddy, Graham Self, Bridget Fahey and Todd Gray) at Taking the Piss at the World’s End. Why not make a night of it and see all the comedy available at the World’s End in one night?