Skippy is not the only Kangaroo in the world, look at these 80 odd at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, Tasmania. We got to go out with our grass pellets and gives these gorgeous creatures a pat.
Friendly until you stop feeding and then expect a few paws going into your handbag and possibly a scratch or two. Naughty joeys!
Australia’s national crest sports them as does our $1 coin and they are a true national treasure. Beware when driving on Australian roads as they do like to bounce around and will do more damage to your car sometimes then to themselves. When you see this yellow sign, keep an eye out.
I’m playing a gig tomorrow night at 8:45pm as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and I will def be wearing my HAWKS footy jumper! Go HAWKS! Come support comedy! Good times 🙂 Shout outs to the legendary Cath Styles for her hard work. Check out this great review here.
The famous inhabitants of this Island, The Tasmanian Devils. Named thus due to the ungoidly screatch and scream they make when fighting over food or habitats. First settlers said they islands were haunted with banshees, ghosts and devils. No not at all, just these fuzzy four legged friends.
Sadly due to facial tumours, their population has diminished by 85% in the past 10 years. This is a tragedy and a huge threat to other Australian wildlife and the eco-system. Foxes are introduced pests and if not kept at bay, they will take over as predators and wreak havoc on our small mammals.
The Tassie Devils clean up carcasses of dead farm and
native wildlife, and are the main clearers of roadkill – which also leads to their deaths. You can learn more about the plight of the Tassie devil and help their cause here: www.tassiedevils.com.au
Help protect these little beauties by visiting them, learning about them and talking about them. We visited them at the Bonorong Wildlife Park
The line-up isn’t finalised yet, but it includes some fantastic comics, including Geraldine Hickey, Nath Valvo, Fiona Scott Norman, Toby Halligan, Ronny Chieng, Bart Freebairn, Matthew Klein, Tessa Waters, Simon Hall (Yon – Tripod), Joel Creasey and Charles Barrington, talking about some challenging times. There’s lots of emphasis on mental health issues, particularly depression.
In it’s 3rd season at Melbourne Fringe, festival favourite Girls Night is a regular showcase of female comics that has also had successful seasons at Adelaide Fringe Festival, and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals over the past two years, as well as having a sold out mini tour of NSW and Queensland earlier this year.
The aim of the show is to provide a regular showcase for female comics across all the comedy genres to promote their festival shows, and / themselves, whilst providing a great opportunity for networking amongst female comics.
As well as providing these opportunities to established, and newer local female comics, Girls Night regularly features acts from the UK and US, as well as New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, and Germany to name a few countries, with the aim of helping visiting comics find an audience where they may not be well known.
Girls Night has featured acts such as Fiona O’Laughlin, Felicity Ward, Cecelia Pacquola, and Bev Killick, and regular favourite DeAnne Smith, as well as up and coming acts such as Tegan Higginbotham and Girls Uninterrupted, and local favourites Geraldine Hickey and Ethel Chop.
The line-up changes nightly, and includes, (but is not limited to) a mixture of stand-up and musical comedy, often also including clowning, circus acts, burlesque, and cabaret – all of which add up to a varied and value packed show.
The 2012 Fringe includes girls representing 9 Fringe shows, and includes:
Wednesday, 26 September
Anna Log, Morven Smith, Telia Neville, Diana Nguyen, Ethel Chop
Thursday, 27 September
Sharyn Booth, Lisa Fineberg, Kate Boston Smith, Rachel Leary, Em O’Loughlin
Friday, 28 September
Anna Log, Linda Beatty, Geraldine Hickey, Ethel Chop
Saturday, 29 September
Nat Britten, Victoria Healy, JMAC, Em O’Loughlin, Tess Waters
Sunday, 30 September
Kate Boston Smith, Ailsa Dunlop, Sophie Miller, Tess Waters, Louise McCrae and Nicolette Minster (Girls Uninterrupted)
FUNNY IN THE HEAD Comedy Gala for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 18+ Only
Thursday, November 15 2012, 8.00pm
Funny in the Head Comedy Gala
Featuring International Headline performer: Wil Anderson, MC Bev Killick, Sean Choolburra, Greg Sullivan, Mark McConville & Fiona McGary.
Award winning stand up comedian, television host, writer and podcaster. According to the Age 2010, ‘Few comics combine sharp political satire and dick jokes as well as Wil Anderson.’ Currently the host of ABC’s very popular Gruen Transfer & a regular guest on US late nite chat show Chelsea Lately, Anderson is not just a smart arse ‘he’s a very talented smart arse’ The Herald Sun, 2010. For more about Wil, go to www.wilanderson.com.au
Bev’s life has become all about boobs when she was asked to perform as a Bosum Buddy in Busting Out! Of course she accepted the Busting Out! offer and has now toured for the last 4 years in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and Edinburgh Festival. Bev is also touring with Wild Women of Comedy and doing solo stand up shows around the nation. With appearances on Kath & Kim, and spots with Weird Al Yankovic, plus a trot as a special guest on the hit show Pizza, she ended up marring her Lighting Guy on Surprise Wedding! Bev is one wild woman!www.alist.com.au/a-list-artists/bev-killick
Australia’s hottest and deadliest indigenous comedian. Sean’s history includes performances at the Sydney Opera House and the MICF. In 2007 he hosted the Deadly Funnies final at the Melbourne Town Hall. He is in constant demand as an MC/Comic on the corporate circuit, has toured extensively and recently performed at the Darwin festival, the Adelaide Fringe festival, The Woodford Folk festival and the Croc festival. Television appearances include the NRL Footy Show and Network 10’s “Thank God You’re Here’ www.seanchoolburra.com
One of the most experienced and accomplished stand up comics and entertainment personalities around. Sully worked at Triple M for fourteen years, as a writer for the first seven, and then graduating to co-host of the top-rating breakfast show “The Cage’. He has been invited to the world famous Improv Comedy Club in Los Angeles, performed at major festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala, and has appeared in a variety of roles on television shows such as Good News Week, Home Delivered Humour, O’Loghlin on Saturday Night, The Today Show and A Current Affair.www.gregsullivan.com.au
Mark McConville –
has been seen on all of the major commercial TV channels as well as being a featured comic on the Comedy Channels “Home Delivered Comedy’. Radio stations haven’t escaped his attention either, having been heard around the country under the “Home Grown Humour’ banner, but to be fully appreciated, he has to be seen live. He is the founder and director of Comedy Unlimited. A project that aims to use comedy as a strategy for improving mental health in all walks of life.
– has performed as a standup comedian for Ten Years, both nationally and internationally, she has performed in every comedy venue in the country along side comedy legends such as Jim Oin, Adam Hills, Arj Barker, Judith Lucy, Will Anderson, Dave Hughes and many more. She has appeared on the ABC, Channel Seven’s Comedy Series FMVTV and The Comedy Channel’s Stand Up Australia. Also been heard on radio with Triple M Breakfast show, B105, Hot Fm Gold Coast and featured on the popular Home Grown Humour Series that was broadcast Australia wide on several networks.
Vanessa Wagner –
is one of Australia’s most colourful and entertaining identities. For seven years she coordinated and hosted the spectacularly successful Drag Race Meet at Bondi Beach for the Sydney Fringe Festival. She is proud dance mistress of her very own Crystal Stepz Dance Company, creating works of a kind rarely seen! She Co-hosted the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade telecasts on Channel Ten for 5 years.