I'm in my home town for Perth Fringe World. After having done dates in Melbourne and Sydney, I have to say, like Austin Texas
If you're looking for something to fill in the hours over the christmas break, I've just finished my pal Colt Cabana's hilarious
In times like this folks turn to us for laughs and when we can't even provide that, they still turn to us for some reason. Maybe because we're pretty good at shooting straight and putting our feelings into words.
This past weekend Saturday Night Live ran the following instalment of a recurring sketch called "Black Jeopardy", featuring
White male culture is at the centre and almost everyone else are outsiders looking in. With less diverse bills come less diverse audiences. And without diversified bills and audiences I, for one, find there's not a lot left to joke about.
Are you really? You're really obsessed with unicorns/pirates/ninjas/cheese/duck egg blue? You can't sleep without thinking of these things? You wake up and the first thing on your mind is unicorns/wasabi peas/whatever the f***? Then you're an idiot, what's more you're not even a special idiot.
It shows a staggering level of disregard for the indigenous population. We committed genocide. Probably best not to rub it in. Even the deep South of the US have finally admitted that the confederate flag is f*cked up. South Africa celebrates and documents the end of Apartheid, not the day it was invented. It's gross, just so damn gross.
To my fellow performers I say - imagine an Edinburgh festival where you never see a poster and wonder where yours is, where you don't hassle your PR or promoter for those precious extra five bums on seats.
I have to say, contrary to everything we're being told, after spending the last three months popping in and out of Muslim countries, my experience is that Muslims quite like jokes at their expense.
Multiculturalism and diversity are a privilege. Neither a right, nor a detriment: a goddamned, fight tooth and nail, thank your lucky stars every day for, privilege. Russell Brand was right about one thing: a shift in thinking is required.