Over the last few months I’ve been gradually putting together a new comedy show. This will be my biggest ever, at a huge two-story venue at Trades Hall, Melbourne. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: Laughmageddon II: The Copenhagening. Fundamentally, it’s a bunch of top comics performing standup and a version of Al Gore’s “An… Continue reading Laughmageddon II: The Copenhagening
One of the funniest things I saw last festival was a song by The Bedroom Philosopher called “I work in New Media”. It completely deflated the hyped-up bubble of “new media” language-mangling and revealed that, ultimately, none of us can describe what we do, let alone in 140 characters or less. Well, someone has finally… Continue reading I work in New Media
I’m celebrating today as one of my shows, “The Hotel“, got 5 stars in The List. Still waiting for The Scotsman. Fingers crossed… In the meantime Edinburgh Fringe rolls on, taking my energy, liver and emotional stability with it. It’s a total rollercoaster, but of course I wouldn’t have it any other way. Good thing… Continue reading The Hotel gets 5 Stars in “The List”
Last week on Melbourne’s 3RRR, Georgia Webster, Andrew Fish, Keren Flavell and myself discussed Windows 7, TinyXP, iPhone security, defamation, video games, the seeming success of the Australian ‘net filtering trial and my experiences at the Open Video Conference. It was a really fun experience and reminded me how much I miss radio. There’s something… Continue reading Guest Appearance on Byte Into It
This is a piece I performed for the Northcote Storyteller’s Club today. It’s been an odd day, preceded by an even odder night – but that’s another story. I hope you enjoy it, whoever you are. The first part is a long and rambling semi-justification for the story that follows. It’s based on the recent… Continue reading A Story About Stories
Ok, so a while ago I set up a Google Alert to inform me of happenings related to myself, and periodically it tells me someone on the web called “Dan Walmsley” (typically an Irish F1 Engineer, but occasionally me) has been written about. Today, however, the results were far more disturbing. Dan twinned the Steward… Continue reading Confused Narcissus
Some cartoons are just too cute not to pass on. Geek humour, take thy place alongside dirty limericks and sea shanties as a subcultural envelope for broad social commentary.
Hey all, My infrequent posting has been due to a time-consuming new project. Yea, indeed it is the Sarlacc of projects. I speak of none other than Planet Nerd. For those who haven’t yet come up to speed: It’s a variety show for Nerds It’s broadcast on Melbourne’s Channel 31 It ranks much better than… Continue reading Planet Nerd is about to blow this sh*t sky-high
I’ve had an article published in The Groggy Squirrel, recalling the events last week’s monumental 36-hour gig, “Mark Watson’s Seemingly-Impossible 36-Hour Circuit of the World”.