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{March 30, 2008}   Did your phone mess you up too?

Because mine did.  Thing is, that I even heard it on the radio, but my brain wasn’t fully functioning yet, so I went back to sleep.  For those of you who don’t have ultra modern fancy phones…. new ones are set to adjust automatically to day light saving times.  Only they don’t finish this weekend as per usual.  So even though I heard on the radio “Folks – I wasn’t the only one late to work this morning because of my phone and fake light savings…. it’s 9:15, not 8:15” I still went back to sleep. oops.

In other news, I wanted to talk festival at you.  I’ve seen lots.  So much so, I’m not sure I can remember them all, but we’ll see how we go in what I have got to say.

Daniel Townes:  fun, endearing and entertaining.  If you’re looking for a small name to support this is it.
Adam Rozenbachs: what a shame, I wanted it to be so much better.  He’s kinda the reason people don’t want to sit up the front.
Now… as I’ve started linking… I might tell you that we went to see every Daniel at the festival… so here are the other two
Daniel Kitson:he’s much funnier now.  One of the few big names we go to see.  He’s funny, he’s endearing, he’s full of himself.  An acquired taste, but one that suits my palate just fine! He’s also good friends with…
Daniel Moore:  who is a fun man to go and see.  He was shattered at his Age review, and to be fair, it didn’t do him justice.  He’s thoughtful, funny and leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.  Highly recommended
Now… who else have I seen?
Elbowskin: Most of the reviews for these guys read things like “really, really fuuny” and “they won’t be up and coming for too long so get in now”  and know what? They aren’t wrong.  Doing a bit of a recap on their time to date, they are a funny funny duo and need to be on your list.  You totally want to be saying to people “I’ve been watching them for years now” when they’re famous and so many people want to know them.
Kent Valentine:  watch out what you say people, because you are now looking at my new festival boyfriend.  He’s by far the favourite show I’ve seen this year, and the one that we quote from on a regular basis.  All I have to say it, go see it – Viking ey!!!
Richard McKenzie:hahahahahahaaaaa.*  Poor guy has been shunted as the only person out at Horse Bazaar which is a year and a half away from any other venue in the festival.  Not as bad as the backpackers last year, but damn it’s a close second.  It was fun, entertaining and… it had lego.  In terms of laugh:walk ratio, it’s totally worth it!
*laugh is at the show, not the fact that he’s a million miles away from anywhere
Josh Thomas:  funny and energetic.  He seems more comfortable than last year, and given the reputation he had to live up to he’s done very well. Liked the material better last year, but thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Mark Watson: just go.  It’s more than worth it.
The Jingles: oh… the phrase “wrong, but funny”.  To me it’s what this festival is about (along with Richard McKenzie).  Sitting in a small venue, freezing your arse off, laughing at some guys who are giving it a go.  Not for everyone, but Wen and I had a good laugh.  (Link found… also?  They were reviewed in the age… and it was good)
Justin Kennedy:  we love the man.  He’s funny, he’s entertaining, and if you’re not interested at the start, you will be at the end!  Don’t worry if you didn’t see Ladies last year… he recaps it for you!
Tom Basden: you know… his show is named “won’t say anything” and it’s not until you get in there that you realise… he won’t say anything!!!  A show jam packed with songs and fun stuff, but no talking!  Not only funny, but you get a badge.  Now I wear a badge that says “I won’t say anything” oh how the laughs just keep coming at that!!

Right… there’s more, but I can’t be bothered anymore.  Will update more later.  Here are some things you should watch out for on your comedy bingo list:
*A breakdown of the show
*A mention of Nazis
*Vikings (they’re surprisingly popular this year)
*Teacher joke of any description (though not the stop work kind)
*Being told a) what to do or b) to live in the moment

Please inform myself or Wen if you see a show that isn’t listed and has all 5 plus some laughs!  Also… in case you hadn’t been informed of the opinion… Charlie Pickering, Claire Hooper and Corrine Grant this year aren’t funny (since this is on the net… is that slander?  I hope not… and I did include the word opinion just in case…)

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