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I was happier than a pig in shit to have a chat with comedian Robin Ince last week. I’ve been a fan of Robin’s comedy ever since I saw him supporting Ricky Gervais on his tour DVDs years ago and his recent work has really excited me as an atheist and as a (very novice) student of science.
Robin is in the country touring his Happiness Through Scienceshow in association with the Atheist Foundation of Australia, critiquing silly religious ideas and celebrating the natural world through jokes. We talked and laughed about Australia’s religiosity, Robin’s journey to and conception of atheism, the “great big tumour of existence”, the danger of dogma, morality, Islam, the quantum qualities of plants, having children and whether or not he actually has sat on ham.
My 2015 stand up show is called Taxis & Rainbows & Hatred and I think it’s going to be my BEST ONE YET or whatever else you need to hear in order to come along and watch it (please).
I did an early version of the show at the Sydney Fringe Festival and that was a bunch of fun, and now I am tinkering around with it to make it the best it that it can be. It’s about a bad thing that happened to me in a taxi in Newcastle, as well as loneliness, sex, love, labels and finding the courage to be yourself.
Hope to see you guys there.
ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL @ THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS (STUDIO 7)
Friday Feb 13th – Sunday March 1st, 8:30pm (no show Monday Feb 16th). Tickets available here.
BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL @ THE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE (VISY THEATRE)
Tuesday March 10th – Sunday March 15th, 8:45pm (7:15pm Sunday). Tickets available here.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL @ THE SWISS CLUB
Thursday March 26th – Sunday April 19th, 8:15pm (7:15pm Sundays. Wheelchair-accessible show Monday 30th March. AUSLAN interpreted show Wednesday April 8th). Tickets available here.
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL @ THE COMEDY STORE
2 shows only! Thursday April 30th & Friday May 1st, 7pm. Tickets available here.
PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL @ MT LAWLEY BOWLING CLUB
Wednesday May 13th – Saturday 16th May, 8:15pm. Tickets available here.