This week's issue

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The Brag #729

comedy

Louis C.K. on allegations of sexual misconduct: “These stories are true”

Breaking his silence, Louis C.K. has responded to allegations made by five women regarding inappropriate sexual advances he’s made. “I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions.” Louis...

Australian currency

Guess what? Australian bank notes aren’t vegan, so neither are you, probably

A debate reared up late last year after a petition went around the U.K. informing people that the new five-pound note introduced by the Bank of England contained tallow, aka animal fat. More specifically, the tallow used in bank notes is cow fat, the hardened stuff found around their kidney’s...

Only country music fans understand

9 struggles only country music fans understand

Tamworth Country Music Festival is the largest music festival in Australia, country or otherwise, spanning ten massive days with over 700 acts playing across more than 2,800 events. Phew! Despite this epic, successful event, there are plenty of people who have no idea of the breadth and depth of the...

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr is performing at the State Theatre in January

Jimmy Carr is one of those comedians where, if you ran a PC-pen through his material, he’d pretty much be left with a solid four minute set. But that disregard for political correctness is exactly what’s made him one of the world’s most beloved comedians; the disconnect between his chirpy,...

seinfeld netflix

Watch Jerry Seinfeld test jokes on Frank Underwood in new Netflix trailer

Netflix have a series of new trailers out advertising seasons of Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, The Crown, and Stranger Things, as well as stand up specials from Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock. In a genius cross-promotional move, they have blended these shows...

Donald Glover winning an Emmy for Atlanta

Donald Glover makes history for black directors with his ‘Atlanta’ Emmy win

Having already achieved so much in his relatively short career as a comedy writer, actor, rapper and singer, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino blew plenty of us away when he created the heartfelt comedy/drama series Atlanta. Now, he’s added another achievement to his long list, and made history in the...

$20 note comedy microphone

Sydney Fringe Festival is hosting ‘ten comedians for $20’ nights over the next few weeks

If you don’t know who to catch at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival aside from some vague notion of wanting to watch “someone who is funny”, then you’ll enjoy this run of comedy nights at the Bat and Ball Hotel in Redfern, where ten comedians take the stage each night....

Jerry Seinfeld on 'Seinfeld'

Find out more about ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ in his new comedy special

Having just visited Australia for a series of sold-out shows, we’re all left wanting more from the Seinfeld creator and stand-up legend, and Netflix is about to give us just what we need to fend off those cravings, with the first of two comedy specials having just been announced. Seinfeld...

Weir Al Yankovic performs on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Weird Al’s hilarious new song begs: “Please Don’t Nuke Us, North Korea”

While Tim Minchin is busting out profound piano jams slamming the marriage equality plebiscite, his long-standing U.S. equivalent Weird Al is making slightly more lighthearted tunes about his country’s latest spat with North Korea, and the looming threat of nuclear attacks. Appearing on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the...

Comedian Tim Minchin onstage

Tim Minchin slams Australia’s marriage equality vote with an amazing parody

Never one to keep his mouth shut about the important topics, Australia’s foremost musical comedian Tim Minchin has slammed the Liberal Government’s marriage equality postal vote with a new song, a fantastic riff on Peter Allen’s de facto national anthem ‘I Still Call Australia Home’. “I think the proposed plebiscite...