Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most diverse, respected and prolific writer/ composer/ performers. His most recent work as Composer of Beetlejuice The Musical on Broadway won him a Tony Award for Best Original Score. Hello! How marvellous! He has already made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition and book writing, playwrighting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. He has won multiple awards for his work both as a performer and writer, and has worked with top creatives from Baz Luhrmann and Global Creatures Simon Phillips and Neil Armfield... th elist goes on and on. His biographical musical comedy Shane Warne: The Musical won the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and a Green Room Award. Following his songwriting career on Broadway, where he composed Beetlejuice and King Kong, Eddie has returned to Australia where he will star as Franklin Hart Jr. in Dolly Parton's musical 9 to 5 later this year. Sit back, relax and enjoy Nelly and Eddie, getting their chat on.
Shiralee Hood is Australia’s #1 female Aboriginal comedian. Winner of the 2009 Deadly Funny competition and nominee for a 2012 VIPA Award, Shiralee has been rocking audiences throughout Australia with hilarious stories and an outrageously funny take on life.She’s survived the Canberra bush fires, lived next to the Tent Embassy’s sacred fire and had her front teeth knocked out swinging on a Hill’s Hoist (which is about as Aussie as it gets).A striking combination of experience, activism and attitude you're going to love this chat with Nelly and Shiralee. Clever, cheeky, charming and challenging. Enjoy!
Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians. In 2018, Cal was invited by Netflix to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal to record a Netflix Original Comedy Special which was released in early 2019. Cal was also in the writers’ rooms for the first two seasons of The Weekly with Charlie Pickering . In 2016, she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers. Cal (will) continue her national touring and is returning for her 5th year as the Melbourne live show host of the worldwide smash-hit storytelling podcast The Moth. 2019 also saw Cal become a very serious children’s author, penning two books called “George and the Great Bum Stampede,” and “George and the Great Brain Swappery.”
Lady Dynamite, Ms Maria Bamford is comedy royalty. Stephen Colbert called her his “favourite comedian on earth” and Judd Apatow said she is “the funniest woman in the world.” They're both right. She's something special. Brutally honest, she is best known for her prolific comedy involving hilarious portrayals of her family and litany of jokes and situations that demystify the stigma around mental health, depression and anxiety. Her work in this area has literally saved lives. In this episode, Nelly and Maria talk a lot about about mental health, memories of their misspent youth in Edinburgh Scotland, the benefits or insanity of cold water swimming and Maria's husband, artist Scott Marvel Cassidy. Strap in. It's about to get marvellous. And, you're welcome.