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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 12, 2019

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First World Spirituality: #FIRSTWORLDWHITEGIRLS

February 5, 2019 |

With spiritual healing, diet fads and cultural ignorance being a staple of privileged, white, upper-middle class Australia, isn’t it about time to expose this meme-culture as the joke it is?

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A Heartfelt return to High School: Impromafia, Siobhan Finniss

January 29, 2019 |

A staple of 90s childhoods for many Australian children, was the ABC’s roster of after-school-special dramas.

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Hitting the Dusty trail towards comedy: Dusty Rich

January 26, 2019 |

Brandishing his manic comedy stylings, Dusty Rich returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival in 2019 with two new, and very contrasting shows, The Lying King and Brain Grenade.

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Servicing Communities with Charity: Charity Werk

January 26, 2019 |

Draped in lace and sporting the sass of a world class drag diva, Charity Werk arrives in Brisbane soon for Brisbane Comedy Festival 2019.

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Particularly Good At Comedy: Jacques Barrett

March 22, 2018 |

In the comedy world, the goal is to entertain and enlighten. One man who is taking on this lofty goal is Jacques Barrett. We recently talked to him about his place within the comedy world, his hopes, goals and aspirations, both personal and for the comedy scene, his idols and his new show as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.

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Tom Gleeson Is On Top Of His Game

March 21, 2016 |

Tom Gleeson’s latest show Great is a highlight from this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival. His stand-up is relatable, witty and clever, drawing on his experiences as a husband and a father of two to get the show started.  Let’s be honest, you don’t last as long as Tom Gleeson has if you can’t make a few people laugh.

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Peter Helliar – What I’m Not Allowed to Say On The Project

March 14, 2016 |

There just seems to be something about Peter Helliar that Australians seem to love.

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Titanic: The Movie The Play Makes Maritime Disaster Fun

March 7, 2016 |

All aboard! Act/React’s interactive Titanic is setting sail from the Brisbane Comedy Festival – and while there’s no guarantee you’ll make it to America, you’ll have the time of your life on the way to the bottom.

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Sell Mum into Slavery is Classy, Clever Comedy

March 6, 2016 |

As we file into the Turbine Studio, I notice a guide to Damien Power’s new solo show sitting on my seat. Not a program, not a flyer – a guide. Opening it reveals precious little about the show in question, but it does yield a rather nice black and white photo of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. So begins a night of comedy unusually concerned with the bigger questions: human mortality, the death of God and the lusty demands of the mammalian hind brain.

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Don’t Expect an Ordinary Show from Comedy Genius Frank Woodley

March 4, 2016 |

Comedy favourite Frank Woodley hits the stage this month as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival. From K-mart jokes to awkward audience participation, this fast paced show will have you searching the web in a desperate attempt to find out when his next show is.

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Titanic: The Movie The Play Prepares to Set Sail

February 26, 2016 |

“It’s like a duck – on top of the surface, it’s all serene and calm; under the surface: madly paddling.”

As Titanic: The Movie The Play prepares for her maiden voyage, we spoke to director and co-writer Greg Rowbotham about the challenges and joys of launching the Ship of Dreams from the Powerhouse courtyard.

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Speed the Movie: The Play

March 1, 2015 |

You never know what you’ll see on the bus. How about a live adaptation of the 1994 Keanu Reeves action thriller Speed?

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Brisbane Comedy Festival Tickets On Sale Now

December 8, 2014 |

The Brisbane Comedy Festival has quietly cemented itself as one of the nation’s top comedy events over the past few years, and the 2015 lineup is looking to be a screamer of a month. Tickets are on sale now- ensure your front row spot today!

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