News from inside the Bubble. Winter 2015.
Noeline's Bingo Show
My 'good friend' Noeline Buxworth refuses to die. She even had her very own bingo show at a lovely place called The Workers Club Hotel in Fitzroy in inner Melbourne for the first six months of this year. It drew a lovely crowd of devoted followers of bingo, all determined to win the top prize of the night, the JC Disco Clock, (see below) a prize so indescribably kitsch you just have to see it to believe it.
Noeline's Bingo Show was on every single week. She saw it as part of her community service for all that Centrelink fraud 'what she done'. There's also a housing commission development across the road from the pub. I think she may have had her sights on one of those 'luxuriously appointed' government-sponsored flats, maybe to finally retire. Always working the angles, our Noels. And it was all thanks to Noeline's good friends at Original Bingo and Trivia who still continue running bingo strongly at The Terminus Hotel in Abbotsford the first Wednesday of every month. Check them out!
The Taranto Show
I once knew a guy by the name of Dave Taranto. He was a true lover of comedy and he was essential to the development and success of the comedy scene in Melbourne during the 80s and 90s through his Cheese Shop radio show and by hosting his highly-regarded stand-up room.
Dave died in December 1999 but he lives on in the memory of so many successful performers who owe their start in the industry to him and the environment he nurtured.
I've always maintained a tribute to Dave on my site called The Taranto Show, featuring footage from the Cheese Shop Live Xmas Shows 1992-1998 and now I can proudly say I have uploaded every little bit of Dave Taranto footage I have from those shows, as well as some footage of Dave during an extravaganza of comedic performance called 'Cheese Shop 'Til You Drop' - a one-off mini comedy festival created to pay tribute to a man who had been such a source of encouragement and support to so many.
The footage is available to be viewed here but also on my youtube channel.
So, go to The Taranto Show and glimpse a bit of Melbourne comedy history. And send me a message about it.
Teasing Tony Abbott
Please enjoy the Teasing Tony Abbott section of my youtube channel. Below are some of the videos I've uploaded to my youtube channel 'in praise' of the 'Mad Monk'. The youtube playlist Teasing Tony Abbott can be found here.
Even Malcolm Turnbull's getting in on the act. Explaining the NBN using a whiteboard and texta.
It's all about me, people...
This site's about me... I'm a performer and a writer. Here you'll find some information about who I am and what I do. It's part brag-book, part archive, part blog.
There's a bit of information about TV and live shows I've done and links to videos on my youtube channel. As I say, rip in.
For professional contact, please email me.