In the last couple of days two discussions I had have been posted to the internet as podcasts. They both spend quite a bit of time on gender before talking about my work but I’m really quite happy that I managed to cover both in a consistent manner. Continue reading “Podcasts of November”
It’s official. Tessa & I, with a mystery guest, are doing a show in the 2019 Auckland Fringe festival. We are going to to an open-mic where Tessa is the MC & I am all but one of the acts.
We’ve renamed the show, previously Stand-up in a Skirt, to 10 Years a Comedian, 3 in a Skirt.
Each act will be a short performance from my past that is significant in my development as a comedian. The video of the original performance will play silently while I perform to the original script. This gives the authenticity of the historical performance coupled with my vastly improved performance skills.
We’ll be performing it 20th to 23rd of February. The first two days at the Pump House in Takapuna and the last two at TST Studio in Eden Terrace.
Following our joint show, Tessa will be doing her solo show. Same nights, same venue. We’re looking at some way of doing joint ticketing for loyal fans.
Watch this space or my comedy page on Facebook for more details.
I’ve started creating my next solo show which will be a return, both literally and thematically, to my comedy roots. My working title for the show is Stand-up in a skirt (SUIS), although that may well change before I actually perform the show.
SUIS is the story of the development of my comedy before and since my realization I needed to transition. Continue reading “Stand-up in a skirt early planning”
This is a listing of regular comedy gigs in Aotearoa (New Zealand) I’ve been building for a while. The data is live-updated but cached for up to 10 minutes.
I’m sorry that this table is really ugly.
Contact Person or URL
Day of Week
|Big Wednesday||http://www.comedy.co.nz/comedy-guide/shows/big-wednesday/||Scott Blanks||Pro with open spots||Auckland||Wednesday||Weekly||Classic, Queen Street||More advanced amateurs doing their best material and pro performers doing new material.|
|Breaking Boundaries Queer Open Mic||https://www.facebook.com/brkbnd/||Message the page||Open with non-comedy acts||Auckland||Friday||Monthly||Grid Akl, Pakenham St West||All performers are expected to be somewhere in the LGBTIQaAaP+. Unsure as to event frequency.|
|Comedy on K-Road||https://www.facebook.com/comedykroad/||Mike Kevan, Roland Mirabueno and Steven Lyons||Open Mic||Auckland||Thursday||Twice Monthly, Second, Fourth||Revel Cafe, Karangahape Road|
|Down To Clown||https://m.facebook.com/DownToClownComedy/#!/DownToClownComedy/||The DTC Massive||Pro||Auckland||Friday||Weekly||Basement Theatre|
|Fresh Comedy at Revelry||https://www.facebook.com/RevelryComedy/||https://www.facebook.com/groups/126473598035311/||Open Mic||Auckland||Wednesday||Weekly||Revelry Bar, Ponsonby Road|
|Gong||https://www.facebook.com/brainsexunlimited/||Peter Larsen||Open with non-comedy acts||Auckland||Thursday||Twice Monthly, First, Third||Thirsty Dog, Karangahape Road|
|Pop Up Comedy||https://www.facebook.com/PopUpComedyNZ/||https://www.facebook.com/groups/126473598035311/||Pro with open spots||Auckland||Sunday||Weekly||George Bar, Ponsonby Road|
|Pro Night: Premium Comedy||http://www.comedy.co.nz/comedy-guide/shows/big-wednesday/||Scott Blanks||Pro||Auckland||Thursday||Weekly||Classic, Queen Street|
|Pro Night: Premium Comedy||http://www.comedy.co.nz/comedy-guide/shows/big-wednesday/||Scott Blanks||Pro||Auckland||Friday||Weekly||Classic, Queen Street||Replaced by Late and Live in December|
|Pro Night: Premium Comedy||http://www.comedy.co.nz/comedy-guide/shows/big-wednesday/||Scott Blanks||Pro||Auckland||Saturday||Weekly||Classic, Queen Street||Replaced by Late and Live in December|
|Raw||http://www.comedy.co.nz/comedy-guide/shows/raw/||Scott Blanks||Open Mic||Auckland||Monday||Weekly||Classic, Queen Street||Moves to Saturday Night 10 PM during January and Early February|
|Shore Funny||https://www.facebook.com/ShoreFunny/||Steve Lyons||Open Mic||Auckland||Monday||Last of month||The Vic, Devonport|
|Snort||https://facebook.com/Snortimprov/||Message the page||Pro||Auckland||Friday||Weekly||Basement Theatre||Improv|
|Talk Show And Tell||https://facebook.com/TalkShowAndTell/#!/TalkShowAndTell/||Paul Amos||Pro||Auckland||Wednesday||Monthly, First||Golden Dawn, Ponsonby||Comedy line up show with late night talk show bits inbetween acts.|
|UoA Comedy||https://www.facebook.com/uoacomedy/||Max Texor||Open Mic||Auckland||Tuesday||Fortnightly||Brew on Quay, CBD|
|Alvarados Comedy Open Mic||https://www.facebook.com/chchcomedyrebuild/||ShenMansell@gmail.com||Open Mic||Christchurch||Tuesday||Fortnightly||Alvarados Mexica Cantina||6 minute spots|
|Skitch||https://firstname.lastname@example.org||Other, please describe in notes||Christchurch||Sunday||Monthly||Two Productions||Writer/performer development series.|
|Strange’s Comedy||https://www.facebook.com/GrandpaFigs/||Hannah Mckenzie||Open Mic||Christchurch||Wednesday||weekly||Strange & Co|
|Firing Lines||https://www.facebook.com/dunedinopenmiccomedy/||https://www.facebook.com/simon.kingsleyholmes||Open Mic||Dunedin||Wednesday||Last Wed of the month||Zanzibar, Dunedin||Sign ups on the night possible|
|Open Mic Night||https://www.facebook.com/aaron.davies.503||Aaron Harlech||Open Mic||Dunedin||Friday||Third Wed of the month||Craftbar, Dunedin|
|The Angle||https://www.facebook.com/dunedinopenmiccomedy/||https://www.facebook.com/simon.kingsleyholmes||Pro||Dunedin||Wednesday||First Fri of the momth||Inchbar, Dunedin||paid show|
|Nivara Lounge Comedy Workshop||https://www.facebook.com/The-Nivara-Lounge-Comedy-Workshop-151889778687884/||Ayman Kysten||Open Mic||Hamilton||Wednesday||Third||Nivara Lounge, Victoria Street||Bar is in basement, nicely set up area for performing.|
|Open Mic Comedy at Lucky Finns||https://www.facebook.com/Luckyfinnscomedy/||Daniel Roling||Open Mic||Hamilton||Wednesday||First||Lucky Finns, Hood Street|
|Comedy Concepts||https://www.comedyhubpalmy.com/comedy-concepts||Ben Caldwell (Tito)||Open Mic||Palmerston North/ Manawatu||Friday||Quarterly||The Dark Room, Palmerston North||Paid MC position.|
|Funnies for Fundraising||https://www.comedyhubpalmy.com/funnies-for-fundraising||Ben Caldwell (Tito)||Pro||Palmerston North/ Manawatu||No set venue||Fundraising gig for local community groups, sports clubs, schools etc.|
|Parbaked LOL's||https://www.comedyhubpalmy.com/parbaked-lol-s||Ben Caldwell (Tito)||Open Mic||Palmerston North/ Manawatu||Friday||Quarterly||The Dark Room, Palmerston North||Paid MC position.|
|The Comedy Hub: Live @||https://www.comedyhubpalmy.com/comedy||Ben Caldwell (Tito)||Pro||Palmerston North/ Manawatu||Fri/Sat||Multiple per month||Multiple venues||The name of the show we takes to towns around the region. No set day/frequency currently.|
|The Royal Rumble||https://www.comedyhubpalmy.com/the-royal-rumble-open-mic-night||Dylan Satherley||Open Mic||Palmerston North/ Manawatu||Thursday||Fortnightly||The Royal Hotel, Palmerston North||Paid MC position|
|Blindset||https://www.facebook.com/capitalcomedywellington/||Julz Burgisser||Pro||Wellington||Friday||Monthly, First||Cavern Club|
|Dank Comedy Show||https://www.facebook.com/dankcomedyshow/||Joel Wood||Pro||Wellington||Friday||Monthly, Third||Wellington||best show wellington comedy awards 2016|
|Hard Cases||https://www.facebook.com/capitalcomedywellington/||https://www.facebook.com/capitalcomedywellington/||Open Mic||Wellington||Thursday||Fortnightly||Cavern Club||Sign up on the night - sign up at 6.45pm - don't be late!|
With comedy bookings it seems it’s either a feast or a famine. After a bit of a lean patch I’ve been gigging regularly for the last few weeks and have two more gigs coming up this week.
Sunday just been was also the final date for doing “Early bird” registrations for the upcoming Auckland Fringe. My show will be a funny but non-comedy show about the 53 years before I began my transition & publicly appeared as Julia. I spent hours selecting photos from the last 20 years to make a collage for my publicity image & had my application ready to submit less than an hour before I was due on stage at George. Then I had to had to rush home after the show to email an embarrassing apology for getting the show’s run dates wrong.
I also had a mistake on one version of the show’s publicity image they asked me to fix. As it was a collage image, it was easier to recreate it than fix it.
OK, the story so far.
I’ve created the site. I’ve installed and done some basic set-up on an event calendar plug-in called Events Made Easy. It seems to do almost everything I’ll need but I haven’t yet tried all those features. I need to change the default style for the next few events in the side bar, but that’s just grunt work and updating myself on the “joys” of css.
The template I’ve got for the site is a bit bland, but that’s going to be easy enough to fix. Either find one I like or see the comments about CSS above.