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‘Ride The Eagle’ is the perfect comedic escape

This is the surprise dramedy of the year and the most suitable film to take our minds away from these dark times during COVID-19, even if only for 90 minutes. America’s top comedian Jake Johnson produced, co-wrote and stars in what can best be described as humorous and pleasurable viewing. Johnson portrays a man who […]

Sydney Fringe Festival Cancelled, Again

By Rida Babar Following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, the Sydney Fringe Festival has cancelled its 2021 season – but there’s a bright side for those still wanting to enjoy some festival favourites. Renowned for being the state’s largest independent arts festival, the Sydney Fringe will be missed by Sydneysiders […]

Glebe Comedians Premiere On SBS On Demand

SBS On Demand recently premiered an exclusive comedy sketch series, Cancelled!, by two Glebe locals. The series looks at the “scandals that rocked Australia”. From a controversial novel banned in Australia to a pop duo too racy for radio. Every public outrage that never happened is explored in Cancelled! The show features entirely fabricated scandals and the public […]

THE NAKED CITY – RHYMING SLANG REBORN!

The internationally famous Australian jockey Edgar Britt, who died in 2017 aged 103, was occasionally asked his reaction to the popularity of his name in Australian rhyming slang. For those not familiar “going for an Edgar” meant going for a shit and was in common usage for about half a century. Rather than be offended, […]

REVIEW: Michelle Brasier – Average Bear

The last thing I anticipated from a comedy show was to leave intears, to bawl my whole manipulated being out across the street from the Factory Theatre, where Michelle Brasier had just exposed her soul in the nicest possible way. I should have calcified my heart the moment when she and co-creator Tim Lancaster her […]

REVIEW: Brodi Snook – Handful

With a languid delivery style, stand-up comedian Brodi Snook knows how to capture the audience in her show Handful, which traverses toxic relationships recounting really terrible boyfriends, until darker anecdotes emerge. Culled from an 11-month ordeal in which she deliberately sought to shrink herself whilst being harassed by an unwanted suitor, the result is a series […]

THE NAKED CITY – POLISHING THE TV TURD

There was a time during the early days of television, when receivers had just come on the market, that people gathered in front of department store windows to ogle at the new technology. When TV arrived in Australia, the often notoriously unreliable cathode ray sets were at first very expensive and only the better heeled […]

REVIEW: Schapelle, Schapelle – The Musical

Sydney University’s Manning Theatre was a very clever choice for Schapelle, Schapelle - The Musical. A place for educated, learned people, looking down on those without the same opportunities becomes the theme of this very black comedy. In this case, however, the educated ones are the journalists falling all over themselves to get the scoop […]

REVIEW: Sydney Comedy Festival Gala

The opening night gala of the Sydney Comedy Festival at the State Theatre was a glimpse of the coming run of the festival, offering a dozen or so introductions to the many comedians and acts to be featured across Sydney-wide venues until May 16. The guests were in the fine hands of most capable host Randy […]

Local Laughter

As the Sydney Comedy Festival ramps across the city there is an abundance of fantastic local talent performing all around town. Unsurprisingly a number of these acts call the Inner West home, so we at the Inner West Independent decided to highlight and support these acts so that the comedy community continues to grow and […]