Tag Archives: Asher Treleaven

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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Edinburgh Fringe Closure

So that’s the Edinburgh Fringe for 2011 done, the wettest and coldest Edinburgh Fringe in 18 years, with the most outdoor entertainment of any Fringe previous. Its been a great Fringe, Matador was an absolute pleasure to unveil upon an … Continue reading

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Puritans & filth at the Fringe

Well the Edinburgh Fringe is just over the midway point. As of now I’m very healthy and have taken to sleeping like a small bear (13 hours sometimes) or a frightened cat (usually 5 hours) so health and BFI is … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Fringe 2011 ‘Before’

Tomorrow I go to Kings Cross Station and begin my annual pilgrimage to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 2011. This year there are over 2,200 shows in the Fringe, which is an intimidating number and this doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

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