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Yellow Hat Thinking, Talking Positive with Adam Hills

 The Yellow hat is the thinking hat of speculative positivity and it’s this hat that I struggle most with. Boundless positivity is an unnatural quality in a comedian, we are typically wingers, critics and smart asses who endlessly seek out … Continue reading

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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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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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Can I have a Volunteer?

Its one of the most terrifying things an audience member can hear, whether you’ll be playing an assistants role in the show or being the butt of its jokes its going to be awkward. I don’t use any volunteers in … Continue reading

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Airplane Safety Guniea Pig

In 2001 I changed towns and professions, moving from Byron Bay to Melbourne and took up a casual position in product testing. Usually this would involve eating prototype biscuits and explaining how the texture of a cookie made me ‘feel’ … Continue reading

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