Category: Comedy

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PODCAST: Episode 3 – Wax on Waxman

This week I was joined in the studio by Paul Waxman. Luckily when we sat down in the studio we got off on a better foot then the first time I met him the week before when I was grump. Paul hosts the show before me on Radio Monash. Paul, I learnt, despite initially having little interest in English became very passionate in his final year of high school thanks to the impact of a tutor. His interest led him to start a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts majoring in Film and Television studies. Outside of his studies Paul has a serious addiction to vinyl forking over a small fortune for a pretty serious collection. If you enjoyed my interview with Paul, have a listen to his show “From Start to Finish” every Friday at 3pm.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Beaumaris Theatre’s “Avenue Q”

Remarkably unprepared I walked into the Beaumaris Theatre having not so much as googled the synopsis of “Avenue Q”. Billed as a twisted version of Sesame Street for adults, the show takes place in a street of the same name in which puppets, monsters and humans live together in harmony, more or less. Our central character Princeton, played by the incredible Josh Pratt, arrives on the street having recently completed his BA in English and at a point of cross-roads in his life unsure of where his life will take him. “Avenue Q” explores the life of your typical 20-something graduate entering the real world, a first look at real adulthood, navigating love, money and finding a purpose in life. The musical teaches us that sometimes life sucks, through plenty of painfully relatable misfortunes presented as humorous musical acts, puppetry and a hilarious script. Read more …

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PODCAST: Episode 2 – What a Mads

This week we were lucky enough to have Mads in the studio. Mads is a Danish exchange student from the Denmark Technical University (DTU). At 6 foot 7 inches Mads is the ultimate Ultimate Frisbee player. We start the show talking a little about the game, which is growing in popularity all across the world and which Mads himself has played all across the world. We also talk about Mads’ around the world trip which started with hitchhiking through Europe before going to Africa, South America, the US and Canada. We also discuss the experience of growing in a rural area of Denmark as well as living Copenhagen for his studies. Read more …

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Episode 1: Long Time No See

Welcome to Season 2 of K & S Interviews! For the first episode I was incredibly excited to have Kevin Long in the studio. Kevin is an ex-co-host of mine on the Muck Up. Kevin has just returned from his first semester of a yearlong exchange to Tours, France. We talk about what it’s been like so far, his experiences of racism in France compared to Australia. I was also very excited to get his feeling on how the recent terrorist attacks have influenced life in France. Kevin’s keen interest in combat sports also shown through as he gave us quick break down of his self-defence game plan. Last but not least we touched on one of my favourite discussion topics, his Dad’s amazing journey from war torn Vietnam to Australia via China. Hopefully if he comes on again we’ll have time to hear about his Mum’s equally amazing journey. Any comments, feedback get in touch via an email to Karen.son.productions@gmail.com Read more …

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REVIEW: PREMIERE EPISODE OF THE BACHELOR (S4)

Spoilers (duh!) 

So for those of you who are new to the whole Bachelor (henceforth Bachie) franchise, the show works this way: some ‘lucky guy’, the aforementioned Bachelor, is “looking for love” and, having had some alleged ill-luck in this endeavour, is appearing on a television show to find his “perfect match” or “soul mate” – or whatever title Nicholas Sparks conjures up in his next oh-so-disgusting novel.

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