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I totally smashed the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, going to over 30 shows during the 3 weeks I camped out in the Melbourne Central Youth Hostel, and then Nomads All Nations after the YHA kicked me out for overstaying my visa welcome.
I take my hat off to all the comedians who showed up and strutted their stuff for my amusement. It's hard to rank all the shows I saw, or compare them on any sensible basis as there was so much variety and talent on show and they were almost all highly entertaining.
But nevertheless, here's my best attempt starting with my most favourites:
Graham: I have a confession to make: there are these two voices in my head, vying for my attention all the time. I think I'll make a video about them for my YouTube channel.
Love: Oh cool, that sounds awesome! Everyone has voices in their head; so many people will relate. This video, is going viral!
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I've been doing a lot of work with anger lately; an emotion I used to be uncomfortable with. Not any more! Just for fun, here's an angry monologue: the "you can't handle the truth" Courtroom scene from "A Few Good Men" with me reading Colonel Jessup:
I've been in a couple of bands before, and playing music with other people is one of the most fun things a human being can do with their clothes on. If you've never played in a band before, it's the best way I know to take your skills to the next level. And most importantly, it's fun!
Now I'm starting my own band based in the Eastern-Suburbs of Sydney, and I'm looking for:
- Bass guitarist
- Keyboard Player
Interested in playing music like:
- Adele: Rolling in the Deep
- Aston Shuffle: No Place like Home
- Birds of Tokyo: Plans
- Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing
- Eskimo Joe: Black Fingernails, Red Wine
- Foster The People: Best Friend, Coming of Age
- Highasakite: Since last Wednesday
- Fun: Some Nights
I'm an intermediate-level drummer and have been playing for about 4 years, so I don't expect … Continue reading…
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
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!
Written and directed by Mark Smith
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://
LockOut: The Musical is here!
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
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.
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.
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.