Jackass comedy forefather Tom Green talks to the AU on the eve of his Australian tour.

The legacy of Tom Green is one marked by a no-holds-barred approach to bold and often bonkers comedy. A preeminent influence on prank culture on MTV and YouTube, from his web series, to his cult-favourite film Freddy Got Fingered, his comedy walks its own path for its sheer absurdity and willingness to explore the unpredictable. Tom Green talks to us about his third visit to Australia and his current stand-up tour.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: Strong Female Character – Brisbane Powerhouse (performances to 20th March)

As a card carrying feminist, my secret desire to be (and, let’s face it, be with) Indiana Jones always felt like something I had to suppress. Not because I didn’t want to get chased by giant boulders or offer up some great one-liners or have someone write “LOVE YOU” on their eyelids (I’ll win the boyfriend over on that one eventually), but because the life lessons my childhood action heroes offered aren’t exactly in harmony with the ideas I now have about things like women’s rights and privilege and, well, equality in general.... Read More | Share it now!

Director Nick Skubij talks about lost love and a new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights has inspired many different adaptions and other art forms since its initial publication in 1847. It has inspired everything from a Kate Bush song to a Hindi movie and a Death Cab for Cutie track, to name a few. Australia’s very own, shake & stir theatre co will also be staging their own adaptation of this gothic love story in a production that promises to be both broody and faithful to the original source material. The AU Review sat down with Nick Skubij, the adaptor and director of this adaption of Wuthering Heights to learn more about Heathcliff and Cathy’s turbulent relationship.... Read More | Share it now!

Arts Review: Annie – Bankstown Theatre Company (Performances to 20th March)

Annie, that curly redheaded good-hearted orphan and quite possible epitome of the family friendly musical. It is this charm that makes Annie such a perfect choice for any smaller independent theatre companies. Particularly with a younger cast as there’s just something that gets you in the “smiling” mood about being in a crowd full of proud parents. I think it’s the wildly overenthusiastic cheering.... Read More | Share it now!

Comedy Review: David Strassman – iTedE

If you’re old enough to recognise Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’s Plucka Duck in the current KFC ads than chances are you’ll also remember David Strassman. The ventriloquist and comedian was often a guest on the show with his two much-loved characters, the naive but sweet Ted E Bare and the foul-mouthed, Chuck Wood. Strassman now has a number of new characters that he throws into the mix, but his show at the Enmore Theatre proved that the two old ones are by far his best.... Read More | Share it now!