I Put A Show In The Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

I spent the week before my Difficult First Show at the 2017 Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival curled up in a foetal position on my couch. It was right in the middle of music college holidays and I had been putting off finalising and rehearsing the show until this crucial break when I had no college work to do. When I first submitted my application to the festival back in May, I figured I had plenty of time to get my act together. Come mid-September with just a week to go, for some bizarre reason I figured taking it easy was the way to go. I had eleven songs I’d written for the show, mostly about experiences at college this year, which made up about 35-40 minutes of material. All I had to do was spin 20 minutes of stories between them and I should be sweet. How hard can it be? Well, quite difficult it turns out. (more…)

By Graham, ago

Invitation to my Difficult First Show... This Weekend!

I'm doing my first full feature-length one-hour show at The Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival this weekend, and I'd love you to come and join in the fun! Two shows only:

  • First Difficult First Show: Saturday September 30th 2017 at 5:45pm
  • Second Difficult First Show: Sunday 1st October 2017 at 4:45pm
Tickets are $15 for adults or $10 for students/concession. I'll be mucking around and playing crowd-pleasing yet-to-be-hit original songs like: (more…)

By Graham, ago

My Highlights Of The 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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. [caption id="attachment_1695" align="alignnone" width="1023"]Tickets From Some Of The Shows I Saw Tickets From Some Of The Shows I Saw[/caption] 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: (more…)

By Graham, ago

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

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:

Showing on:

Saturday 21st February 2015 at 2:30pm: Facebook event
Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 12pm: Facebook event
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By Graham, ago

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 (more…)

By Graham, ago

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.… Continue reading…

By Graham, ago

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."Continue reading…

By Graham, ago