This week's issue

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comedy

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is coming to the Opera House in October

You know you’ve cornered a market when you are referred to as “the ____ guy”, which is exactly what Bill Nye the Science Guy has done, building a fanbase since the late ’80s with his blend of comedy and science, a mix he is bringing to the Opera House this...

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‘Workaholics’ comedian Adam Devine is playing the Sydney Opera House

Anyone who’s seen hit/cult comedy Workaholics will understand where Adam got the name for his ‘Weird Life’ comedy tour from, and will definitely be excited to hear he’s making his way to Australia for the first time, including a show at the Sydney Opera House. As well as being one...

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Joel McHale from Community, The Soup (and your fan fiction) is coming to Sydney

Joel McHale is one of those people that should inspire a lot of hate, being tall, handsome, successful and hilarious. Yet, despite the clear personal flaws listed above, McHale is one of the world’s most-loved comedians, thanks to his smiling/biting commentary over 12 seasons of The Soup, and his star-turning...

Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap is playing the Opera House this October

Harry Shearer is currently in the midst of legal drama involving past Spinal Tap royalties, but despite this mucky mess, his alter ego Derek Smalls has gone solo and is playing the Sydney Opera House in October. ‘Lukewarm Water Live: An Adventure in Loud Music’ will see the bassist team...