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John Safran’s Murder in Mississippi Wins Best True Crime Award

John Safran’s Murder in Mississippi Wins Best True Crime Award

September 8, 2014 |

John Safran’s Murder in Mississippi has been named the year’s best true crime book by the Australian Crime Writers’ Association.  Read the original article > When John Safran first met white supremacist Richard Barrett in Mississippi, Safran might have had cause to wonder whether Barrett was capable of violence or even murder. Perhaps his own. Safran had [...]

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Damien Power Live Tweets Brother’s IndyCar Championship Run

Damien Power Live Tweets Brother’s IndyCar Championship Run

September 1, 2014 |

Comedian Damien Power’s brother, IndyCar driver Will Power, won his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, and he celebrated with his wife and his mother at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Meanwhile, Damien was doing some celebrating of his own in their hometown of Toowoomba, Australia. His humor was in full effect on [...]

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2015 Moosehead Grant Applications are Now Open

2015 Moosehead Grant Applications are Now Open

August 28, 2014 |

The 2015 Moosehead Grant Applications are now open! To register for an application pack, please contact info@mooseheadawards.com.au. APPLICATIONS CLOSE (STRICTLY) 5PM, WEDNESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER 2014   So what are the Moosehead and what do you get? The Moosehead Awards are unique in that we aim to fund only independent artists presenting their own new work. Any working comedian/artist can [...]

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Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Announced

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Announced

August 23, 2014 |

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards have been announced and the winners are…   Best Comedy Show: • Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly. • James Acaster: Recognise. • John Kearns – Shtick. • Liam Williams: Capitalism. • Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Wasn’t Built In A Day. • Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man. • Sara Pascoe vs History.   Best Newcomer: • Alex Edelman: Millennial [...]

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Australians Sam Simmons and Steen Raskopoulos nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Australians Sam Simmons and Steen Raskopoulos nominated for Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

August 21, 2014 |

The nominees for Best Comedy Show and Best Newcomer in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards have just been announced. A big congratulations goes to Australians Sam Simmons who, after winning the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer earlier this week in Australia has been nominated for Best Comedy Show, and Steen Raskopoulos who has been [...]

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Sam Simmons Wins 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer

Sam Simmons Wins 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer

August 19, 2014 |

Sam Simmons has won the 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer for his show, Death Of A Sails-Man.  Also nominated, Ronny Chieng, The Boy With Tape On His Face and Tom Gleeson. Congratulations to Sam Simmons and to all nominees! The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines [...]

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Rove Joins The Project as Guest Co-Host

Rove Joins The Project as Guest Co-Host

July 15, 2014 |

Network Ten has announced that Rove McManus will take a seat at The Project as a special guest co-host from Monday, August 18. After co-hosting The Project in May, Rove jumped at the opportunity to return to Melbourne to join his long-time friends and former colleagues, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar. Currently based in Los [...]

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2014 Helpmann Award Nominees Announced

2014 Helpmann Award Nominees Announced

July 15, 2014 |

The nominations for the 2014 Helpmann Awards have been announced. This year’s nominees in the 41 categories, come from a wide range of disciplines, reflecting and celebrating our diverse and rich theatrical Australian landscape.       Nominees for BEST COMEDY PERFORMER: Artist: Ronny Chieng Production: Chieng Reaction Presenter: Century Entertainment Artist: Sam Simmons Production: [...]

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The Birth Of The Corporate Gig

The Birth Of The Corporate Gig

July 4, 2014 |

This clipping from the Sydney Sun marks the point in Australia when comedians and “celebrities” started getting more gigs than politicians: about 101 years ago. It’s pasted into a scrapbook that was kept at the Tivoli Theatre in Melbourne, and is now in the collection of the State Library of Victoria. Kaz Cooke found it as [...]

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Australian Comedy Amongst Rose D’Or 2014 Nominees

Australian Comedy Amongst Rose D’Or 2014 Nominees

June 17, 2014 |

ABC2 comedy Please Like Me has been nominated for a prestigious Rose D’Or Award in Berlin. The Josh Thomas comedy is the only Australian show nominated this year. It will compete against Toast of London and Yonderland, both from the UK. Please Like Me, which returns to ABC2 and Pivot in the US in coming [...]

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