6 months ago I woke up dizzy, struggling to walk and unable to see beyond 5 metres. Tests revealed I had MS. I had to grapple with scenarios ranging from not being able to live independently and how to write a comedy show out of this…….Thankfully 3 months later i started some (prescribed) uber drugs and most of my symptoms have improved. But the question of how to write a comedy about a major disability was still unanswered.
This show will explore some deeper questions I asked during this journey in an attempt to find some humour during a difficult period and perspective on a dark topic.
Part biographical piece , part exploration of the writing process, and part opportunity to take the piss our of my doctors… A strangely optimistic journey through some dark times.
Will began his comedy journey as a 10 year-old impersonating anyone who walked into his house. He got his start in sketch comedy and from 1998-2001 wrote and performed in 4 Melbourne International Comedy Festival sketch comedy shows and wrote for Channel 31 sketch show, The Intermissionary Position. Will has devoted the last 6 years to refining his stand up skills. He is the author of the Comic’s Corner column in Off The Leash magazine. Will is a passionate storyteller and writer who likes to put a satirical mirror up to society. His off-beat and innovative stand up comedy has won many fans. He was a NT finalist in Raw Comedy in 2020, 2018 and 2017. He won the Darwin Comedy Cup in 2019 and toured his solo show Walking the Dog to Melbourne’s Motley Bauhaus in 2019. He produced and performed in the 2020 Darwin Fringe show Raw, Ready and a Little Unsteady. Will toured Ebony and Ivory with Shalom Kaa and Richard Fejo to Adelaide Fringe in 2021.
Brown's Mart Theatre
Ticket price $20.00 - $30.00
RestrictionsContains adult themes This show is suitable for teenagers over 15 as long as they have supervision
• Licensed Venue
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Offer gender neutral toilets
• Have a fully accessible public toilet that is unlocked
• Access to the smoking and bar areas are wheelchair friendly
• Accessible by public transport
• Car park suitable for wheelchair transportation available within 2 minutes of the venue entrance
• Staff are trained to respond to allergies
• Staff are trained in basic disability awareness
• Epi-pen on site
• Signage is clear, large and easy to read (for people with vision impairment)
• Assistance dogs welcome
• Seating options are available in all spaces
• Railing is used where appropriate (stairs and toilets etc)
• Use of Braille and/ or tactile signage in the toilets