Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Kosher Bacon, round squares, hot ice and delicious tofu
Michael Shafar took the long way round to arrive at the gig as a comedy writer and stand-up comic. He grew up in Caulfield, went to Mount Scopus College and Monash University where he studied law, fulfilling a childhood ambition.
Michael Shafer (Photograph courtesy of Michael Shafar)
But on the brink of a law career he changed track into comedy - now a writer for Channel 10's The Project. He also went into performance on television (SBS's RAW Comedy, WTV's The Leak and The Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World Competition and radio ( ABC's Comedy Bites and Triple J's Good Az Friday.)
Earlier this year, his show Jew-ish went on to riotous applause at the Adelaide Fringe. The title refers to an answer Johnathan Miller gave when asked if he was a Jew, to which he replied "My father is, my mother wasn't, so I suppose I'm sort of jew-ish."
Shafar is culturally Jewish and draws on the long history of Jewish humour in the face of adversity to cope.
Michael Shafar (Photograph courtesy of Fringe World)
Michael is now back in Perth to serve up Kosher Bacon at the Perth Fringe World; described as 'a show about things that make no sense, like marriage, God and bar-mitzvah DJs.'
Kosher Bacon runs from January the 27th to February 4th at 7:30pm at The Palace Society - Globe Palace, 495 Wellington Street, Perth. Tickets cost $20 to $25 and may be booked here.
The show is for audience eighteen and over or accompanied by a parent or guardian.