Hi all, just a quick huge update.
I recently wrapped up on the 7th season of Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell. I was so proud to be a writer on this program, the whole team puts so much love and care into making something really special. You can still catch the last few episodes on ABC iView.
I've written and filmed some sketches, as part of proof-of-concept for a short film project I've been making over the last three years. They're edited and directed by Ben Ericksen and co-star Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, who is also a writer on Mad As Hell. They're over in the videos link.
Edinburgh Fringe was fun, the audiences were all great except for one specific guy who I kicked out and reviews were all very positive including this 4 star in the Scotsman. A huge thank-you to my amazing producer Janet McLeod in making the whole run possible. There was also a KFC near my flat that only ever had women in it, eating chicken by themselves. I've never felt so safe in my life.
I then went to perform at End Of The Road Festival. I recorded a live podcast with Adam Buxton while I was at the festival which should be out to listen to soon. All my meals came from food vans for a solid five weeks and I saw a lot of voles. Life was good.
I bloody loved Manchester, I did XS Malarkey on the Tuesday night, and it was one of the most delightful gigs I've come across. I also performed at Albert Hall at the big Group Therapy Birthday Show with Rob Delaney, Tim Key, Simon Munnery, Andrew O'Neil and Alun Cochrane. There was some sort of wizard there blowing bubbles filled with smoke and sitting on the window sill watching them rise up through the streets will be my lasting memory of the city. (Don't worry, I was on the inside of the window. I know what I'm like.)
London was great, I did Cake in the Rain at the magnificent Soho Theatre for a few nights and we even managed to sell it out. A big thanks to the wonderful team at the venue.
I signed with a writer's agent and a comedy agency while I was in the UK so it looks like I'll be shifting 6 months of my work to the UK from 2018, with the hopes of getting a comedy series I've been working on up. I'll also be touring GHOST MACHINE through the UK in 2018. I'm hoping I'll get to go to Iceland so I can kayak a fjord and also maybe dive between the tectonic plates.
I'm currently in Kuala Lumpur, dancing around the jungle dressed as a ghost. (So, here on business.) Toby Sullivan is producing a 2 week run of GHOST MACHINE here and it's been such a treat. The comedy scene here is really kicking off, and it's been such an incredible experience to bring the show back to find a brand new audience.
I'm recording a stand up album, in Melbourne in October. It's not my first time recording a special, but it is the first time I've recorded an album. There's a dearth of comedy recordings in Australia, so Simon Cumming has set up a pioneering record label for stand-up. I want to win an ARIA. The early-bird tickets have already sold out, but there are still some available here.
Back in Melbourne as of next week, and will be touring domestically for the rest of the year. I've got Hobart booked for the 1st of November, Brisbane booked for the 13th-16th of November, and Sydney booked for the 23-24th of November. Perth in December. Only short trips for the rest of 2017 as I've already been away from home for so much this year. I'll be back in Hobart for the Falls Festival over new year. Lots of spots in Melbourne as well, of course. I update my Facebook page far more regularly than this, if you'd like to keep updated with all my club spots, etc.
That's not all, but that's it for now. xLD