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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 11, 2020

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Lawrence Mooney – Surely Not!

November 3, 2015 |

As seen on Dirty Laundry Live and It’s A Date on ABC TV, Lawrence Mooney presents his award-winning show – Surely Not! to the Brisbane Powerhouse. Surely Not! is a storm of ripping stand up that follows Lawrence and his brothers on a road trip after the death of a favourite uncle.

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Neel Kolhatkar – Truth Be Told

October 8, 2015 |

After sell-out solo shows and tours across all major Australian comedy festivals plus a well-received debut season at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and shows in New York, Los Angeles and London. Neel Kolhatkar returns to Brisbane with his second, brand-new solo outing Truth Be Told.

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Arj Barker – Get In My Head

October 4, 2015 |

Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian and he returns to Brisbane with his new show Get in My Head. Be prepared for a wide range of topics that include non-sexual boners, the evolution of the selfie and why children shouldn’t be let on an aircraft until the very last second.

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Interview: Matt Okine

September 27, 2015 |

While waiting to see if he’s about to become a dad, Matt Okine has a lot of thinking to do. After years of stealing his flatmates’ shampoo and eating meals that consist entirely of food samples given out at the supermarket, Matt is now stinking rich. And it’s awesome. But his nine-year relationship has ended out of the blue, and Matt can’t help but wonder why? Where did it all go wrong? How much do babies cost? And why do racists always catch the bus?? We caught up with multi award-winning comedian and triple J Breakfast co-host Matt Okine to talk about his latest show.

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Review: Irrational Man

August 27, 2015 |

Irrational Man is Woody Allen’s latest film in his one-a-year film series. After a string of dull and lifeless films, Allen has delivered a brilliantly executed love story with a surprising twist. This dark comedy explores the theme of depression and why murder is not what the doctor ordered.

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Kitty Flanagan: Seriously?

August 14, 2015 |

Veteran comic Kitty Flanagan brings her new show Seriously? to Brisbane’s Powerhouse this August – it’s looking like 2015 is the year that we fall in love with Kitty all over again. Read More

Dylan Moran: Off The Hook

August 12, 2015 |

Dylan Moran, comedian, author, artist, father, husband, currently on tour for Off the Hook has changed – a bit. Read More

Wet Hot American Summer: From Film to Netflix Series

July 8, 2015 |

Resurrecting a critically and commercially flopped 2001 film as a mini series is an idea that took 14 years to become brilliant. Read More

Review: Judith Lucy – Ask No Questions of the Moth

May 31, 2015 |

Like a fine wine (or two), seasoned comic Judith Lucy’s only getting better with age, and her new bare-all show sets the Powerhouse Theatre off in stitches on its Tuesday night preview.

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Review: Chimp Cop at Melbourne Comedy Festival

April 17, 2015 |

Every good Melbourne Comedy Festival venue has a strong and distinct vibe, from the top-bill acts at the Town Hall to the beautiful weirdos at Tuxedo Cat. The Imperial has a strong mix of subversive stand-up acts and sketch comedy, with Chimp Cop confidently leading the helm.

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Review: Dirty Sexy Politics at MICF

March 31, 2015 |

Samuel Valentine and Tom Albert hail originally from Queensland, but you wouldn’t know it. There fast paced, vaudevillian cabaret style of comedy fits very comfortably in Melbourne and indeed the Butterfly Club.

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Review: The Naked Magicians

March 21, 2015 |

The Naked Magicians strutted their stuff at the Twelfth Night on Thursday and delivered a night at the theatre we’re not about to forget in a hurry. Find out why…

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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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Behind The Scenes With The Cast Of Blithe Spirit

February 12, 2015 |

Theatre collective Bearded Zeus Productions invited us into their rehearsal space for a chat about their fresh take on Noel Coward’s classic farce, “Blithe Spirit.”

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