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Friday, April 17, 2009

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009 - The shows

Hello ScoFans!

Sorry the last post was sort of long.. and rambling. I hadn't blogged in a week and I think I got a big over excited (you should see the stuff I deleted to bring it down to what it was) Anyway, tonight I'm tired and lacking motivation, so it shouldn't be so bad.

Anyway, some highlights from the shows themselves:

Jeff Green
Poor Jeff. The audience wasn't in it that night. He kept asking us questions, and getting nothing back. But he was asking us about boating, and gardening, so what were we to do?

At the very end of the show, he started telling us about a show he'd done recently. He mentioned the name of the town "Guildford", and got his first heckle of the night. "Guildford's shit!" called out somebody from the other side of the room. That was funny to me not only because one of the only two Australian serial killers to receive life imprisonment, Ivan Milat, was born in Guildford, but also because I know somebody from there.

Jeff just reacted by going "I'm sorry, is there somebody out there? The first time I get anything from you all night and it's five minutes before the end. Did you just walk in here tonight thinking "I hope he mentions Guildford so I can tell him it's shit" Perhaps that's how I should have started the show. "Hello ladies and gentlemen.. Guildford!"

Dylan Moran
Anyone who has seen Black Books will know that Dylan Moran can go on an angry rant with the best of them. And he did that many times through his show.

The part of his show I'm going to share with you, I have chosen because it really spoke to me.. and reaffirmed my lifestyle choice.

"We have to make a lot of decisions in our life and we have to make them from a very young age. One of the most important decisions that we have to make when we're young is whether we're going to seek out a parter or choose to go it alone- which is basically a choice between being sane or not lonely"

Adam Hills
Adam did a show where he incorporated his make believe son into the show. He talked about how, as a stand up comedian he once felt he wouldn't have much to offer as a father. Then he realised he had learnt a lot of important lessons through his work and the travel he has been able to do and the people he has been able to meet.

I'm going to leave you with the same message he delivered to his son as he was finishing up the show.

"In life, you can either be an inflater or a deflater. And you can tell when you've inflated someone, because they go like this *puffs chest out and smiles* And you can tell when you've deflated someone, because they go like this *slumps shoulders and frowns*
And I think, perhaps, that if you can go through life and inflate as many people as possible, maybe when you're gone, that will be the indication of your lifes worth"
"Wow dad, did you ever tell and audience that?"
"No, I wouldn't have the guts. That's why I invented you"


  1. I really like the end. Eithher a inflater or a deflater. That is so true.

  2. since you start your posts with "hello scofans" all the time, i'm going to make a habit of starting my comment to you by saying:

    hello scoman!

    ahaha wait. that's not even funny.

    anyhow, the inflater deflater was funny. even funnier that he inflated the tummy of his wife instead of her chest ngah ha ha.

  3. I like Dylan Moran, esp. in Black Books.

  4. Yeah, so i'm all interested in the comment you left at my blog, YES I want this dirty story to scare my kids off sex and drugs. It'll be great, and I need all the ammo in the world for future events...

  5. I always thought the best thing about dylan moran was the pictures he'd have up in the backround while he was talking

  6. Hmm - I not so sure that being lonely couldn't also make you insane - maybe you're damned if you do or damned if you don't. in the context of a comedy show - funny! But in my life - since I am an extroverted introvert - sadly I actually debate that with myself!! lol.

  7. i need to look into going to some comedy things - it sounds so funny and educational at the same time!
    sadly i'm not at the beach today, i wish i were. we just stopped there on our way home yesterday. my state is stupid and landlocked or maybe i would be! :(

  8. What's Black Books?

    p.s. I'm back ;)


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