Co­me­dian think­ing on his feat

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“It is the big­gest com­edy web­site in the world, so for me per­son­ally, for a boy who grew up in Floreat and went to John XXIII Col­lege, who made a lit­tle film with no bud­get and then gets con­tacted by some­thing that amaz­ing, it’s just un­be­liev­able,” the 29-year-old said.

“We orig­i­nally thought the email was from a spam ac­count but once click­ing on it, re­alised it was sent from the Fun­ny­orDie chan­nel.”

Each episode of the web se­ries fea­tures co­me­di­ans im­pro­vis­ing a scene, where at some stage they read a piece of pa­per re­veal­ing pre­vi­ously un­known in­for­ma­tion.

Saraceni and Zwolen­ski have turned the con­cept into a live show, with Writ­ten It Down run­ning for a sea­son at Fringe World, fea­tur­ing Jimmy James Eaton, Liam Ryan and Michelle Nussey in all shows, joined by a ro­tat­ing cast of Perth and Mel­bourne co­me­di­ans.

“We will have that spe­cific mo­ment where the per­form­ers will read live sug­ges­tions writ­ten down by the au­di­ence on their way in,” Saraceni, show host, said. “There will also be games like Spon­ta­neous TED Talk, where per­form­ers get up and start a TED pre­sen­ta­tion, but don’t know what the slides are go­ing to be un­til they have to in­cor­po­rate them into their talk.”

Saraceni is no stranger to Fringe World, be­ing one-quar­ter of the Lords of Luxury, who sold out their Spiegel­tent sea­son last year and are back with Lord­sofLux­ury:AfterDin­nerMint.

“I would call sell­ing out the Spiegel­tent an­other life mo­ment,” he said.

“You won­der if Fringe World can sus­tain it, but so far the word is ev­ery­thing is still sell­ing out and ev­ery­one is hav­ing a great time, even on the wet days.

“Ade­laide Fringe used to be the place to go and try new stuff be­fore Mel­bourne Com­edy Fes­ti­val, but what we’re find­ing is Fringe World is bet­ter pop­u­lated, the crowds are hav­ing fun, shows are sell­ing out and the vibe here is in­cred­i­ble.”


Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson­mu­ni­ d432687

Funny things hap­pened to Matt Saraceni af­ter grow­ing up in Floreat.

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