The Adventures of T-Bone and Sea Bass

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The Adventures of T-Bone and Sea Bass


What is your show about?

My wife and I have two kids: T-Bone who is a quirky, autistic five year old, and Sea Bass who is two and somewhat bonkers. Drawing on life as a stay-at-home dad, I explore topics such as the pitfalls of joining the toy library, cultivating my dad-bod and how wonderfully annoying grandparents can be.

What should a punter expect from your show?

They can expect a mix of standup and storytelling. It’s based on my blog Originally I wrote about our chaotic family life, but it has evolved since to explore my own childhood. While I like to think the show is pretty funny, I do touch upon a few heavier issues such as mental health, cultural identity and parenting a child on the autism spectrum.

What are the key influences that informed your show?

I’m a big fan of American humourist David Sedaris. I love his writing and saw him live couple of years ago. Before then I never realised someone reading from a page could still be so warm, funny and engaging. Around a third of my show is stories based on my favourite blog posts, and the rest is stand-up.

What motivated you to put this show on?

In the past I took comedy too seriously and put a lot of pressure on myself to succeed in that as a career. Ultimately I lost the passion for it and didn’t perform for nine years. I feel I have something to say again, but I’m looking at it purely as a hobby: if it works, it works; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I think that’s a healthier way of approaching it.

What aspect of your show are you proudest of?

I suppose the fact that the show is really a representation of me. I kicked around in comedy for about five years but never really found my voice. I feel like I’ve found out now what I want to say, and how I want to say it.

Venue: 24 Moons

Dates: September 19 – September 21

Time: 8pm

Tickets: $15-$20