Monday, April 4, 2011

Our first show.

Kieran here! Crazy times on Sunday night. At 8pm it seemed like nobody would show up to our first show. So out of desparation, we let people drinking up stairs down in for free. Basically guilted them into it by saying, if you don't come we'll have to cancel the show. I gave them low expectations. I said you don't have to laugh and it is only 50 minutes, we just need an audience and then 11 people came down. Low expectations worked. Laura and I just had fun on stage and everything went well. We've got to do low expectations more often. Some said they will come again, bring friends and pay! The world is weird! So the moral is don't believe the hype, believe the low hype.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Show starts tonight!

Not a particularly original title, I've give you that, but it's true! Yes, Unfinished Business makes its debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival tonight, Sunday 3rd April. Am I nervous? Why, yes, a little. I think we should be ok as long as we don't forget any lines or Kieran doesn't start ranting on in a philosphical tone about how time and life is just a construct. "We are all humans man but being human can make us inhuman and we should celebrate inhumanity as equally as we celebrate humanity." Well, I paraphrase...Anyway, please come and watch the show because the only thing that will make it work will be an audience!


Blog hog.

Hey Laura,

I not being a blog hog. I just feel that because my blogs are shorter, I can write more. I don't know what this blog is going to be about. I think it will be mostly about how tonight is our first show night for Unfinished Business. Rock n Roll! Currently I'm listening to Madonna - Into the Groove. This song is definatel getting me into the groove. I'm now listening to Eye of the Tiger. I'm definately feeling like I can take on anything in my way! I now can't blog anymore because I'm so pumped I've turned into Rocky and he is only good at boxing!

Alright...later comrades.

K to the ieran.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Body and soul...

You have to listen to your body and my body says relax. I'm not spiritual but I believe in letting go of identity attatchment, ie the judgmental voice in your head. We all deep down know our mortality so life is finite but still connected to the universe. However, because our conscious does not know why it is here, it has so many thoughts that distract it from the truth. However, this is not a truthful way of living. To live more deeply be really present in the moment....ok...I've read Eckart Tolle stuff and I just feel more at peace because of it. It makes the things that people identify as important meaningless and the grand spectrum of the universe and now I feel more connected and at peace with my place in it.

I'll end on a quote by Charles Darwin given to me by my brother: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
All humans should live by this mantra!

Peace, K.

Waiting for Kieran

Hopefully it turns out better for me than those poor unfortunates who were waiting for Godot. We are supposed to be going out tonight for a friend's birthday but Kieran hasn't come home from work yet. Something about the trains, whatever! We had a dress rehearsal for the show last night and it went fairly well. I've just been distracted by thoughts of reviews and awards and bad reviews and no awards. I have to stop being pessimistic. Let's go over what the next week holds for, work and work including some mummifying experiences, rehearsal and the opening of the show, my brother coming to visit from Perth and a lot of stress and take-aways...ah, the life of a comedian!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Work is interesting to say the least.

Why is it that whenever I'm talking to someone racist and they reveal to me that they are also religious, I'm not surprised? This very event occured at work a couple of days ago and I guess I need to rant. Kieran can wax lyrical about phisophy and being existentially one with the universe all he likes, but I still have to put up with creationist nutbags who corner me at the Museum. That should be a deterrant for people who believe the earth is 6000 years old, surely! "Over here is our geology section with rocks that date from the formation of the earth, approximately 4.5 billion years ago. (Or 6000 if you don't have a rational brain.)" I know that I am coming across as harsh right about now but I have to put up with this all the time at work.

When I tell people I work at the Museum they always think I'm something smart like a curator. What they don't realise is that, while I give tours and have to undertake a hell of a lot of research, working at the museum is basically like McDonald's without the fries. We still deal with screaming, unsupervised kids except that that's not a lead-infused brightly coloured plastic moulding of a clown they're jumping on...that's a 170 million year old fossil. All I deal with are senile seniors who claim to remember what life was like in the early days of settlement, although to look at some of them I'm not so sure they don't remember the Big Bang! I deal with mental cases who believe that if we could just extract a few hairs from Phar Lap's arsenic riddled hide we could clone him and create a race of super-horses. (This actually happened!) I deal with Toorak Mummies who let their kids run riot before treating them to a babycino at the caff. I deal with school groups whose teachers are even thicker than they are and spend most of their excursion at the cafe whilst their students run around knocking over displays and laughing at Dame Nelly Melba's voice recording. Worst of all I deal with the fact that I endure all of this, despite having a Degree, because I need fodder for my comedy.

With all of this in mind, it should be a good show, if a little dark.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Some people call comedy yucks and that makes me sick! The sky is grey and so I am feeling frustrated but it makes me more in touch with reality. If the weather was beautiful all the time we would not reflect as much on life being a finite thing and that with attatchment to happiness we forget the polar opposites. This creates shallow thinking, and frustration when things don't go your way. This is a dangerous and insane way of thinking. We humans are too good at creating because we create with out thinking, distracting ourselves from the consquence of our actions. When we look closely at nature destroyed I sometimes think we have created a situation that has gone over our heads. Evolution is slow and gradual process, while our ego centric colonisation of the planet is rapid to keep up with economics. This equates to a disharmony in nature and I think it is sad but I stay strong because the world and universe will go on, even if we slowly kill ourselves.

Peace, lovely universe!