How I Won The Entrepreneurs Master Class Kick Ass Goal Competition

If you're interested in what I did to rank among the winners of the Entrepreneurs Master Class Big Ass Goal Competition in March 2015, here's what my submission looked like:

Name: Graham Stoney

Please state your original goal:

Get on TV doing comedy by 13th February 2015

Have there been any changes to your goal since the original submission? If so, what changes in direction have you taken and why?

The basic strategy is to intuitively create funny stuff, see what works, put a comedy routine together that I can deliver on TV... and start stalking The Chaser team from ABC TV.

It's proven rather challenging; but hey, it's a stretch goal so that's normal, right?

What are the key action that you have taken toward your goal?

  • Wrote it in my goal book. Worried about Meditated on it every day.
  • Completed a Stand-Up Comedy course with City East
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Audience Therapy

What happens when an incompetent, narcissistic talk-show "therapist" with an agenda takes on a hapless client in front of a challenging audience? Hilarity ensues!

We'll sort you, AND your head out.

We'll sort you, AND your head out.

Written and directed by Mark Smith

Starring:
Graham Stoney as Sidebar
Monica Moroney as Antoinette
Wassim Hawat as Jordan
David Berry as Harrison
Mark Smith as Roger

Part of Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2015, Wildcards Week 7.

Venue: The Fuse Box, The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville.

To buy tickets, visit: http://www.factorytheatre.com.au/events/2015/02/02/short-sweet-theatre-wildcards

Showing on:

Saturday 21st February 2015 at 2:30pm: Facebook event
Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 12pm: Facebook event
Monday 23rd February 2015 at 7:30pm: Facebook event

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LockOut: The Musical is Here!

LockOut: The Musical is here!

Starring:

Alena Titterton as the unrequited Annie

Michael Dowling as the larrikin George

David Hov as the dapper Theo

Elly Hiraani Clapin as the hapless Jemima

Graham Stoney as the angry Tom

Carmen Lysiak as the long-suffering Susan

Raphael Hudson as the evil usher

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My Cleaner Does Comedy

Ah, the humble clothes peg. A million and one household uses. Open pretty much any box of anything in my house and what you’ll find is a clothes peg ensuring the continued freshness of the delicious contents.

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LockOut: The Musical is Coming!

LockOut: The Musical is coming, a global phenomenon. An epic saga of six not-so-innocent victims of a condescending usher. People all over the world are talking about LockOut: The Musical.

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I Spent Yesterday In The Recording Studio

Recording Studio Session

Recording Studio Session

LockOut: The Musical is coming!

I spent yesterday in the recording studio laying down backing tracks for the live show, and the results are sounding awesome. The show is part of the Short & Sweet Theatre Sydney 2015 festival Top 80, and runs from 4th February to 8th February 2015.

If you haven't got your tickets yet, click here to book tickets now before you miss out. Make sure you book for a date from 4th thru 8th of February, or you'll miss our show!

... and whatever you do, make sure you turn up on time.

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My Favourite Songs of 2014

Now that 2015 is well and truly upon us, I thought it would be a good time to look back at some of my favourite songs of 2014, and what they meant to me. Not all these songs were released in 2014; some of them date back quite a long way. But they all struck a nerve for me last year. Here's why:

360 – Live It Up

This upbeat number from a fellow aussie rapper who has struggled with depression in the past was a good reminder to me that I've only got the one life, and to make the most of it:

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LockOut: The Musical!

I've been cast in a role in LockOut: The Musical! as part of Short and Sweet Sydney 2015.

Lock Out!: The Musical Cast Selfie

Obligatory cast selfie at first rehearsal

I play a cranky husband who hates musicals, is dragged to the theatre by his wife and forced to endure 10 agonising minutes locked out with other disgruntled theatre-goers while they miss the start of the show after turning up late.

The show will be part of the Top 80 and runs 4th February 2015 through 8th February 2015 at Fuse Box, The Factory Theatre, Marrickville.

Click here to buy your tickets! (make sure you book from 4th to 8th February)

Check the website for updates and follow the show on Twitter.

"I know what you're going through."

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The Things That Are Left Behind

What do you get when you bring three groups of homeless and otherwise marginalized people from across Sydney together to create a show about the entire history and future of the universe by asking them the simple question "What was here in the past, and will be here in the future?"

Milk Crate Theatre's Latest Show

Milk Crate Theatre's Latest Show

No, it's not a joke; but it is funny. It's Milk Crate Theatre's latest show The Things That Are Left Behind.

For the last few weeks, I've been working with these amazing people to create a show about everything, from nothing. Nothing is the surest of places to begin. In this show we colour in the nothing with live performance story-telling combined with digital animation; all created from scratch by street-wise folk.

After the performance will be a Q&A about how we worked together to unlock our collective creative geniuses.

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Top 10 Reasons For Guys To Go To Yoga Class

I found myself in a yoga class by accident last weekend. You may wonder how this is even possible, but it happens to me more often than you might think. In fact, I find myself doing unexpected yoga so often that I keep a yoga mat permanently rolled up in my car precisely for such emergencies.

Not that I'm complaining or anything. Yoga is great for the body and an excellent way to quieten my restless mind. All that stretching is awesome for my flexibility, and the breathing practise helps calm my nervous system.

Yoga practise offers a myriad of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. So as I looked around the room in between Warrior Two and Child pose, I couldn't help but mentally assemble my Top 10 Reasons For Guys To Go To Yoga Class:

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