Tag: Enmore Theatre
Generally speaking, comedians come from the ranks of nerds and losers, developing their sense of humour as a protective shell against the horrors of high school. Arj Barker, however, was a snowboarder growing up – making him that rarest of things: a jock turned comedian.
Comedian Margaret Cho was born and raised in San Francisco, and from childhood, was exposed to the queer culture of the city. As a grown woman, she still grapples with questions of identity – as an individual, as a member of a community – and her new show draws directly on these thoughts. Entitled Mother, it sees Cho grappling with the idea of parenthood as it relates to queer culture. “Essentially, the show is about the fact that I’m old enough to be somebody’s mother, but I act just like a terrible child,” Cho tells me with a laugh. “I’m getting more and more out of control the older I get. I’m regressing into childhood.”
“I was hoping I’d make it home before you called. Whatever. Let’s just do this on the side of the road.” Super Wild Horses’ Hayley McKee is just days shy of releasing her band’s second album, and it’s clear that the rough and ready spirit that characterised their early years is still there – even in phone interviews.
Posted: April 15th, 2013 under Brag 508, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Benjamin Cooper, Day Ravies, Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational, Enmore Theatre, Family, GoodGod Small Club, Green Room Lounge, Super Wild Horses, The Midnight Special, the Sly Fox
The Sydney Comedy Festival is upon us again, and we see you trembling with scheduling anxiety, your pen hovering above your diary as you try to choose between four different world-class comedians, a sketch comedy night and two of your mates who are the actual funniest people on earth. We hope our SCF special – chock-a-block with interviews with favourites old and new, plus our mini-guide to some things that are more off the beaten (laugh) track.
Posted: April 15th, 2013 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Brag 508.
Tags: Chris Martin, Daniel Sloss, Enmore Theatre, Jim Jefferies, Josie Long, Mel Buttle, Mindblender, Romance And Adventure, Ross Noble, Stephen K Amos, Sydney Entertainment Centre, The Factory Theatre Container, The Show, The Spokesman, Yalumba Wine Bar
The last time I saw Chan Marshall, AKA Cat Power, she seemed a little drunk and disinterested, singing through some really shitty sound at the ill-fated Days Like This festival in 2010. Granted, she was a terrible choice for a festival where the punters were more geared up for Dilated Peoples than a husky-voiced chanteuse. So given the opportunity to see a reinvention of Cat Power in the pristine surrounds of the Enmore Theatre, it felt like a personal atonement for me.