Hi podsters, it's Gatesy. Bob Franklin and I have come up with a strange little show for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival called Stubborn Monkey Disorder. We may/may-not-have-been approached by a real/made-up pharmaceutical company to devise a show on their behalf. And well- there are no easy answers; only hard chairs.
Below is a message from the sponsor. We didn't really want to do a press release but they insisted and hey, they are paying the bills so..
Feeling strange? In the daily midnight-miasma of Shittlebricks™, Facepanic™, and Stabbydarkdark™, it might be a relief to hear that you're not alone.
Here at Weasel Pharmaceuticals, our scientists are working hard to help you keep on top of things. Henry Ward Beecher once said: Mirth is God's best medicine.' For those of you who fail to see the relevance of Harry W Beecher in these modern times don't worry; we have a treatment taylor-made to suit your specific belief system. Our message is clear; we know what's wrong with you. And we know what you stand to gain at this years Comedy Festival as we embark on a brave new marketing strategy; not to mention free trial-grade samples!
In our noble pursuit to educate and heal, we feel that we have assembled the perfect team. Award-winning horror writer and legendary comedian, Bob Franklin, has teamed up with Steven Gates, the generic-looking one from Tripod, to become our new spokesmen for a new era.
Note to the media: All rumours of in-fighting, substance abuse, content disputes and personnel disappearances are completely unfounded and at odds with the image normally projected by Weasel Pharmaceauticals.
Full information packs can be viewed at www.stubbornmonkeydisorder.com
See you all at the festival!
7:15pm March 29th - April 22nd, 2012
Sunday shows 6:15pm (no show Monday)
Regent room, Melbourne Town Hall
So yeah, we think that's a bit hardcore but if you want something a little different this festival... Stubborn Monkey Disorder.