Cat Show was nominated for BEST COMEDY at Perth Fringe.
Cat Show has added Sydney Comedy Fest to its feline-up. Tix on sale now for Giant Dwarf April 29. We are offering a special presale rate of $20 to BP fans. To book use the code 'Meowstro' at the link above. (NOTE: Code works on standard ticket only, not concession or group. Offer expires 12pm Monday).
I have four pieces in the Frankie Anthology 'Something To Say.' They also gave Cat Show a cool write up. (The tix have been given away, alas.)
For some reason Alanis Morrisette saying 'ChickenS$#t' in 'One Hand In My Pocket' is censored on Gold104 but Pink Floyd dropping 'BullS$#t' in 'Money' is okay. Sexual correctness gone mad? Or is it an animal thing? Are we less comfortable with the excrement of the chicken than the male cow? (Bulls do neat symmetrical pats while chickens make runny foulness). The chicken is traditionally a female gendered animal (read: Hens night). Or, is it the fact that Alanis has one hand in her pocket and we don't like the idea of their being poo in there? OR did the radio version of the single come pre-bleeped. PREBLEEPED! So it's more of a comment on the liberal nature of record companies in 1973 VS 1995. You can read more about the topic HERE.
I liked Perf. I really loved going to the Beattie Park pool every day. They had a locker situation which involved you typing in your birthday twice and then having to make one of the most high-stakes spur-of-the-moment decisions of your life.
WHATS YOUR BEST SHAPE GROWN UP?
At the Fringe Artists bar 'BUDGIE SMUGGLERS' there was nowhere to sit apart from this boat. The girl who was in the boat said there were not many comfortable ways to sit in the boat. I tried this one. In the end I didn't mind being in the boat. It was mildly weird talking to a girl who was standing wearing a short skirt because I was so low to the ground.
When you do a show about cats you tend to think about cats a lot. On my night walks I like the kitties that come out of their driveways to greet me. I like to think there is a kinship there and the cats know that I am the local 'cat man' on the block. (Some run away from me - probably for the same reason). A cat appeared in my chop.
I did a radio interview with Caitlin on RTRFM breakfast. (Listen to it HERE) It was a very lovely interview in which I surmised whether Bonobo is the new Bibio and spoke of my childhood cat Blossum. Afterwards I got a pat. I needed a pat.
TOP TEN WAYS YOU KNOW YOU ARE BACK PERFORMING AT A FRINGE FESTIVAL
1. Getting changed in toilets.
2. Someone has fortune cookies.
3. The sight of a stained red beret backstage.
4. Multiple posters of girls / drag artists / clowns with legs spread and teeth where their privates should be.
5. Hearing Canadians.
6.Walking into your show to find a sweaty, topless, bearded man stained with fake blood picking up toys and playing cards. (The Neal Portenza Effect.)
7. Loner superiority.
8. Performing in a TAFE.
9. A carboard box with a semi-circle cut out and 'HEAD IN HERE.'
10. Standing still while Lola the burlesque girl draws on your whiskers.
SEE THE TERRIFYING NEW TRAILER!
Cat Show Melbourne
MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL
Mar 30 - April 9. Malthouse Theatre.
MY FAILED 50 WORD ENTRY TO SCORE FREE PROMO ON WIN TV ADELAIDE:
Ads are like digital cat flaps. A feline infomercial would catapult my cat food for thought into the kitty consciousness. A live meow-out to the cat Adeladies & mog-men of SA would be Cat Stevens meets Pussy Riot. The Bedroom Feline-of-fur is a win-win for Win & Channel Nine lives!