A British stand up comedian, musician and writer living in Nijmegen. See more at stevenmorgan.wales
Real life Facebook, hilariously making sense of the oxymoron
How often do you speak to your Facebook friends in real life? How many contacts do you have that you went to school with and wouldn't even know where to begin if you bumped into them in the real world. How many children of old friends have you seen grow up without ever having heard the sound of their voice?
It's a weird old world we live in now, isn't it? Even with close friends we can spend more time socialising with them through a screen than face to face. We're all busy apparently, everybody's busy. I'm busy, you're busy, everyone's busy.
Photo by Stewart Tyrell. Poster design by Funk and Tall.
Maybe it's time to make a change. Put down your phone and go and see three of Brisbane's greatest comedy talents in their brand new show Facebook Friends Forever. Join Simone Eclair, Jasmine Fairbairn & Andrew Dawson for an hour of stand up comedy sure to remind you that laughing at real things is always better than the digital equivalent.
Some of you may recognise Simone Eclair as the host of Vocal Minority, the event which combines games and comedy with hilarious consequences. Simone is an outspoken comedienne who makes uncomfortable subjects palatable, whether she's talking about parenthood, politics or the patriarchy.
Canadian born Jasmine Fairbairn has been causing quite a stir of late with her upbeat, affable and relatable style. With a strong improv background, she's no stranger to the stage. Her storytelling skills are never put to better use than when performing at the Open Book Storytelling show she runs in Brisbane showcasing a wide variety of stories from people of all backgrounds.
Andrew Dawson writes the sort of material that's so good you'd laugh out loud just reading it from a sheet of paper. Combine that with Andrew's on stage presence, performer and mastery of bad accents, and it's hard not to find something to love in what he does.
Any of these comedians alone would be worth the ticket price for this show, but the idea of them performing together on the same bill seems like too good an opportunity to be missed. Do yourself a favour and get yourselves some tickets before it's too late, then when you have, you can brag about it on Facebook.