Interview

Arj Barker: “Being Lost In Your Twenties Means You’re Doing It Right.”
Mary Ntalianis

As Arj Barker joins me in the studio, I feel a sense of relaxation I don’t usually get with other guests. Arj has no ego, his smile permeates any sense of unease. “I was as happy before becoming a comedian, as I am now.” Uttered by Arj at a performance I saw almost five years […]

17 October 2017
Aunty Donna Enter Into The Next Dimension of Absurdity and Hilarity
Mary Ntalianis

Stepping into Aunty Donna’s office, I feel like Neil Armstrong diving into a timeless dimension of space. 

6 October 2017
Interview: Cassi Van Den Dungen
Mary Ntalianis

Cassi Van Den Dungen is already an industry legend. In 2009, at just 16, she was crowned runner up on season 5 of cult reality show Australia’s Next Top Model, pushing her into the national spotlight and courting offers from some of the world’s top modelling agencies.

5 September 2017
Car Chase Choreography: The Musical World of Baby Driver
James Macaronas

A movie with a heart that beats to the rhythm of exhilarating music.

21 July 2017
Interview with the Creatives Behind ‘A Dog Called Monkey’
Mary Ntalianis

CONTENT NOTE: DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT When I step inside Tiamo, a popular Italian restaurant on Lygon street, I recognise Venus Notarberardino straight away, from the breathtaking promotional poster for A Dog Called Monkey floating around Facebook. Designed by Dylan Harris, the show’s publicity manager and AV designer, it accompanies a stunning trailer for the upcoming […]

19 June 2017
The Time I Got Tipsy With Ronny Chieng
Mary Ntalianis

It’s February. It’s 35 degrees. I’m sitting in a bar with Daily Show Correspondent, Ronny Chieng. We both have gin and tonics in our hands. Ronny is in a nicely done up suit, his hair is slick, his wit destructive. Everything about Ronny reeks of hilarity. Ronny studied a Bachelor of Law/Commerce at the University […]

7 June 2017
Interview: Des Bishop
Mary Ntalianis

When I meet Des Bishop, he’s wrapped head to toe in sports gear, “I walked here,” he tells me. I also know that Des can speak three languages and has been selling out his comedy festival shows after killer reviews. Is there anything this man can’t do? We get talking immediately in the studio, as […]

17 April 2017
Interview: Tessa Waters
Mary Ntalianis

Tessa Waters is arguably Australia’s best physical sketch-comedian. Her sense of humour is novel, and weaves its way through the imagination – manifesting all kinds of hilarity from basically thin air. We race up four flights of stairs into the Radio Fodder studio, as Tessa keeps me laughing the whole way up through her funny […]

Interview: Rhys Nicholson
Mary Ntalianis

Rhys is known for his incredible wit on stage, as well as his candy-coloured hair and curved cheek bones. Nominated for Best Show at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Rhys’ show this year is called I’m Fine – which is symbolic of Rhys not wanting “people to expect so much”. However, having seen Rhys’ show […]

Interview: Cal Wilson
Mary Ntalianis

I meet Cal in the Union House foyer. Straight way, I pick her out of a crowd of students. It might be her bubbly aura but it’s probably just her colourful hair. Cal’s ontiguous smile greets me and we head up to the studio. I become increasingly nervous in the elevator, as we go from […]

3 April 2017
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