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Tom Ballard

Comedian Tom Ballard says he’s back on the stand-up comedy circuit after the untimely demise of his ABC comedy news show Tonightly. “We were too funny and our satire was too powerful,” Ballard quipped about the show’s axing last August. “Nobody could handle our raw power and that’s why we weren’t rating very well. “It …

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Queerstories

There’s more to being queer than coming out and getting married. As the media landscape evolves, we’re seeing more and more queer stories on our screens. But are they ours? That’s the question that’s being asked by stage production Queerstories, returning to Queensland next month as part of this year’s 10th anniversary Brisbane Comedy Festival. …

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DeAnne Smith

Canadian Deanne Smith is a chameleon. She spent most of 2017 playing with identity. By the end of the year she had accumulated an eclectic mix. With her show at the 2018 Brisbane Comedy Festival looming, she’s no closer to any kind of resolution. DeAnne identifies as agender. “You’ve got to reject the predetermined categories …

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As the modern media landscape evolves we see more and more queer stories on our screens. But are they our queer stories? Or are they simplified, reduced to digestible narratives for a mainstream audience? That’s the question asked by Sydney-based production Queerstories as it prepares to make its Brisbane debut. Maeve Marsden is the producer …

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