Com­edy

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Darcy Ma­son

Shake­speare Tonight Co-writ­ers Paul Wil­son and Tim Fer­gu­son ask the ques­tion: If Shake­speare were alive to­day, who would he be? Quentin Tarantino, Keith Richards, Rus­sell Brand? Or just an ec­cen­tric out­sider? In a tele­vi­sion stu­dio, Shake­speare is giv­ing his first ever in­ter­view af­ter Ham­let has opened to mixed re­views. He and his ri­val, Fran­cis Ba­con, bat­tle for con­trol as they at­tempt to se­cure their place in history. Shake­speare Tonight will be ded­i­cated to John Pin­der, the founder of the Mel­bourne Com­edy Fes­ti­val who died this year, and was the dra­maturge for the pro­duc­tion. Matt Okine: The Other Guy Matt Okine is hit­ting his stride pro­fes­sion­ally: a Triple J ra­dio host, ABC TV host ( How Not to Be­have with Gre­tel Killeen) and a suc­cess­ful stand-up co­me­dian. In his self­dep­re­cat­ing style, Okine pokes fun at his less-than-im­pres­sive dat­ing history and the racism he ex­pe­ri­enced as a child.

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