Fundamentally, it\’s a bunch of top comics performing standup and a version of Al Gore\’s “An Inconvenient Truth”, in madcap, tag-team style. Expect music, sketch, animation, stand-up, surprise guests and more.
Here\’s the details:
When: Friday, 20th November, 8pm
Where: “New Council Chambers”, Trades Hall, cnr Victoria Street and Lygon Street, Melbourne
How Much: Tickets are $25 full-price, $15 concession. All proceeds donated to the Australian Conservation Foundation for their “Road to Copenhagen” campaign.
One of the funniest things I saw last festival was a song by The Bedroom Philosopher called “I work in New Media”. It completely deflated the hyped-up bubble of “new media” language-mangling and revealed that, ultimately, none of us can describe what we do, let alone in 140 characters or less.
Well, someone has finally described what we do. And it\’s horrifying. And it\’s hilarious.
Last week on Melbourne\’s 3RRR, Georgia Webster, Andrew Fish, Keren Flavell and myself discussed Windows 7, TinyXP, iPhone security, defamation, video games, the seeming success of the Australian \’net filtering trial and my experiences at the Open Video Conference.
It was a really fun experience and reminded me how much I miss radio. There\’s something very liberating about such a simple live medium, and you don\’t have to worry about whether you\’ve got food on your shirt. Radio is kind of a nerd\’s dream, because it\’s closer to “pure thought” than all the live visual media.