Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Tim Minchin: ‘If you ask Mum who was the most trouble, she’d say it was me’
The comedian, actor and musician on being part of a strong, close family, his parents’ high expectations, and discovering he could write good riffsMy granddad had a 1,500-acre hobby farm that he had built up from scratch in Western Australia, so my siblings and I spent our childhoods going the... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s Total Blackout review – blistering start to a new world tour
Perth ArenaMore than joke machine, Oscar host, even talking zebra, this standup legend is one of his generation’s most incendiary speakersChris Rock may need no introduction but apparently he still fancies a warm-up.The evening before his performance in front of 8,000 people at the Perth Arena... [Read More]
Sydney Fringe Comedy: our picks of the festival make their own festival picks
The comedy branch of Sydney Fringe has a reputation as a star-maker. Here our festival highlights choose the shows you can’t missEstablished just six years ago, Sydney Fringe Comedy – the comedic branch of Sydney Fringe – already has something of a reputation as a star-maker, hosti... [Read More]
Sydney Fringe Comedy: our picks of the festival make their own festival picks
The comedy branch of Sydney Fringe has a reputation as a star-maker. Here our festival highlights choose the shows you can’t missEstablished just six years ago, Sydney Fringe Comedy – the comedic branch of Sydney Fringe – already has something of a reputation as a star-maker, hosti... [Read More]
Sydney Fringe Comedy: our picks of the festival make their own festival picks
The comedy branch of Sydney Fringe has a reputation as a star-maker. Here our festival highlights choose the shows you can’t missEstablished just six years ago, Sydney Fringe Comedy – the comedic branch of Sydney Fringe – already has something of a reputation as a star-maker, hosti... [Read More]
Zoë Coombs Marr: why a 'cranky lesbian in her 30s' should be person of the year
‘You can’t make intersectional feminism funny,’ says Coombs Marr as Dave, her alter ego. He goes on to make it hilarious, in a show that everyone should seeI’m lobbying for a new person-of-the-year award. While Time magazine’s fêted title honours one who has done ... [Read More]
I've cried researching my show on refugees. And that's just from reading my own jokes | Tom Ballard
At this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival, Tom Ballard is performing a comedy lecture about the history, cost and future of Australia and ‘border protection’When it comes to Australia’s treatment of refugees who arrive by boat, there’s at least one thing everyone agrees ... [Read More]
'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Allahu Akbar!': Nazeem Hussain's bogan-Muslim army
The Melbourne comedian who is definitely not a host on The Project on what unites extremist Muslims and Australian patriots Melbourne comedian Nazeem Hussain tells me he’s wearing his one and only “good shirt” (a paisley blue number) as per directions from his manager. One on one h... [Read More]