— Stan. (@StanAustralia) April 3, 2017
I’ll be guest hosting The J Files on Double J as they explore the best comedy songs ever, from Tenacious D to Monty Python to Tripod to Sarah Silverman.
It’ll be a great listen. Check it out on Thursday March 30th from 8pm.
My 2017 stand up show is called Problematic.
It’s a funny show about whether anything can be funny anymore.
I’d bloody love you to come along to it. Please? Thanks.
PERTH (WORK IN PROGRESS): TUESDAY JAN 31st – SUNDAY FEB 5th @ LAKSA LOUNGE, NOODLE PALACE All tickets $26, available here. Please note this is a WORK IN PROGRESS; there will be notes, pauses and mistakes. But also the thrill of seeing something piping hot and fresh and emerge from a cocoon as a beautiful butterfly.
ADELAIDE: FRIDAY FEB 17th – SUNDAY 26th (9 SHOWS) @ THE CORONA THEATRE, THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS 8:15pm. Tickets from $27 – $35, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Wednesday 22nd.
HOBART: WEDNESDAY MARCH 15th @ THE SPIEGELTENT (ONE SHOW ONLY) For Hobart’s Ten Days On The Island. 7pm. Full $38, Concession $30. Tickets available here.
BRISBANE: TUESDAY MARCH 21st – SUNDAY 26th (6 SHOWS) @ THE VISY THEATRE 8:15pm (7pm Sunday). Tickets from $25 – $35, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Wednesday 22nd.
MELBOURNE: THURSDAY MARCH 30th – SUNDAY APRIL 23rd @ THE SUPPER ROOM, MELBOURNE TOWN HALL 7pm (6pm Sundays). Tickets from $24 – $34, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Wednesday 12th April.
SYDNEY: THURSDAY MAY 4th – SUNDAY MAY 7th @ GIANT DWARF THEATRE
9:30pm (8:30pm Sunday). Tickets $27, available here.
AUSLAN interpreted Sunday May 7th.
Daniel Webb is the Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre. He is a passionate voice for human rights and for treating people seeking asylum with dignity and humanity.
In this chat Daniel is so crystal clear about why he does what he does, why what we’re doing to refugees is wrong, the alternatives that are out there for us and why it’s vital that we as a country need to rethink our entire approach here. He also describes what it’s actually like for the men being held on Manus Island at the moment and in particular tells me about Mehdi Savari, an Iranian refugee comedian who has been detained on that hellhole for more than three years.
Cause of the Week: The Human Rights Law Centre (hrlc.org.au)
I wrote a piece for this sweet comedy edition of the always-brilliant Big Issue.
You can find out more here. Buy it from your local vendors when you see them around please!
Writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator, activist and postage stamp honouree Eva Cox AO is a remarkable person. A Jewish refugee child, Eva has always been something of an outsider, agitating for change and asking tough questions her entire life.
In this wide-ranging, educational discussion, Eva sums up the philosophy of neoliberalism and argues the case for social capital. We discuss feminism, Islam, the shortcomings of the same-sex marriage movement, identity politics and the Universal Basic Income. I was inspired and educated by this chat; I hope you like it as much as I did.
Cause of the Week: FIND CAUSES AND IDEAS THAT ARE OPTIMISTIC OR THINK THEM UP YOURSELF
Great news! I wrote a little piece about QLD (finally) abolishing the “gay panic” defence, thanks to the tireless work of Father Paul Kelly. Please read it here.
Fin Taylor is a British comedian who’s making some fascinating politically-charged work at the moment. I saw his show Whitey McWhite Face at the Edinburgh Fringe last year and it lit a fire under my butt. He made me laugh and think and feel uncomfortable, and that’s all good stuff.
Here we discuss his disillusionment with the Left, his journey to progressive centrism, class, Corbyn, Blair, Clegg, Islamism, white white white privilege/invisibility and political correctness.
Cause of the Week: The Euston Manifesto (eustonmanifesto.org)
I’m guest hosting this! Should be a fascinating discussion. Find out more here, tune in live and have your say.