The Fabulous Adam Richard

Spicks and Specks Episode 8

Ladies, crack open a bottle of bubbly and rip the wrapper off a packet of Tim Tams, because this one is for you. The smouldering sexiness of Dan Sultan and the boisterous charm of Ben Mingay. As well as two of the funniest women in showbiz, Gen Fricker and Denise Drysdale

I was so excited to be working with Ding Dong again. We've been on this show together before, when we did a 60s special in season 5 with Brian Cadd and the late Ian Turpie. You can get it on DVD from the ABC Shop! Denise and I also appeared together on Tractor Monkeys and Celebrity Splash.

Spicks and Specks Episode 7

I was in stitches during this episode. My team featured adorable country singer Ashleigh Dallas and one of this country's smartest comedians, Tom Ballard. Ella was joined by perennial favourite Dave O'Neil and Peter Oxley, from Dave's favourite band of all time, The Sunnyboys.

Gaypocalypse Reviews (Adelaide)

Some lovely reviews from my limited Adelaide run of Gaypocalypse have come in. You can read the full review by clicking on the pull quote text. Yes, I snigger every time I think of pull quotes. I also imagine someone trying to give a wristie to  a sentence, which is weird. (Full text of all reviews also available after the jump)

RIP IT UP
"Bawdy, filthy and definitely hilarious..." 4 Stars

HECKLER
"..a surprisingly clever and hilarious show."

ON DIT (ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY)
"I was doubled over with laughter..."

FRESH 92.7
"..wonderful energy and presence..."

Spicks and Specks Episode 6

This week we have one of my absolute comedy idols, and a frequent guest at The Shelf, the hysterical Tony Martin is on my team. We're joined by Kate Miller-Heidke, who is about to release her crowd-funded album O, Vertigo. I've heard an advance copy, and it is brilliant. Great pop, with those unmistakable acrobatic vocals. There are some fascinating collaborations on this album as well, including Megan Washington and Drapht. A particular highlight for me was Share Your Air featuring Passenger. 

Ella has ARIA winning oud player Joseph Tawadros and one of my favourite comedians, and another frequent Shelver, Celia Pacquola.

Spicks and Specks Episode 5

Huge show with DJ Shadow (Josh Davis), Ricki-Lee, Tegan Higginbotham and the return of Tom Gleeson

Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow is one of the most influential figures in music. His 1996 debut album Endtroducing... is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's first completely sampled album.

Ricki-Lee is one of my totes besties, and the force behind such huge hits as Raining Diamonds, Do It Like That and the international club sensation Can't Touch It (as featured on the Sex and the City 2 Soundtrack and trailer)

Spicks and Specks Episode 4

This week Josh, Ella and I are joined by Dave O'Neil, who has been on the show more than any of us, South African born and now New Zealand based comedian Urzila Carlson, entertainment journalist Nadia Salemme, and legend of Aussie Rock, Sean Kelly from The Models. Also featured on the show are musicians Tjupurru and Efiq Zulfiqar.

I was quite excited to meet Sean Kelly, because I was a bit of a fan of The Models back in the day. When Kate Ceberano was their back up singer and drummer Barton Price had an uber-mullet. Sean confessed to us on the set that he didn't remember much of what happened in the 80s with bands like INXS, but he is pretty sure there weren't quite so many topless women wandering around, as there seemed to be in the Never Tear Us Apart mini-series.

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