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Thinking Outside the Box at the Fringe

During the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe I saw something that changed the way I thought about creativity. It wasn’t a large-scale theatrical production from an acclaimed European director nor was it a philosophical hour of genre busting post-modern comedy; it was … Continue reading

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One Hat Two Hat White Hat Blue Hat

This is my seventh year performing at the world’s biggest arts festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This year I’m using Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats as a guide for my stand up show, and my five part blog about … Continue reading

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All things Edinburgh Festival 2012

This year rather than send out a constant stream of  articles and blogs from the Edinburgh Fringe I’m going to list and link them all on this page so you can read them at your leisure. Its a way to … Continue reading

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Ladies and Comedy

Why the argument for who is the funnier sex is a bullshit non-issue. Each year during the comedy festival some bone-head will pen an article on whether women are funnier than men, or why they are more men than women … Continue reading

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The ‘C’ Word

During the Melbourne Comedy Festival the Herald Sun published two articles on using the word ‘Cunt’ in comedy. Profanity is an important tool for the comedian, in fact its vital. As wordsmiths we need unreserved access to the endless Profanosaurus … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Man, part 1 Manchild

Becoming a Man, man. In many cultures young men are taken at a certain age to a place and initiated into manhood by the elder men or spiritual men of their religion, tribe or community. Then after the rite of … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

It’s almost time to call time and take a well-earned holiday before next year. It’s been an excellent year for comedy and by that I mean the right and centrist right have flourished, homophobia and xenophobia are accepted facets of … Continue reading

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One Hat Two Hat Three Hat Blue Hat

Is Summer here? Bananas are cheap again, mangoes even cheaper and there are sunburnt Brits sauntering about, which must mean its almost summer but it still feels cool for this time of year. For me it’s the season of numerous … Continue reading

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A Thief in the Night

It’s been a very weird 2 weeks. By that I mean, something weird and unexpected happened this week, which has been strange enough to weird out the whole two weeks, more on that in a moment. Work wise it’s been … Continue reading

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Monkeys with Syringes!!!

That’s what my girlfriend shouted to me as the macaque came torpedoing out of the Koh Lanta National parks Tourist Information Centre double doors. It was only holding a piece of powdered donut but at a distance it looked like … Continue reading

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