New free online satirical series, "With All Due Respect": journo Michael West interviewing expert insiders (like me). First episode: "Efficient newspapers". Enjoy, and happy forced holidays! https://www.michaelwest.com.au/with-all-due-respect-efficient-newspapers/...read more
An AFR article about 'Funny Business: Management Unmasked', by Rodney Marks, Benjamin Marks, Robert Spillane (GOKO Press, Sydney 2017).read more
My comedy is in the form of waffle, weasel words, double-talk, doublespeak, evasive language, shaggy dog stories, linguistic nonsense and wordplay.read more
After blogging hundreds of jokes, anecdotes, videos, comedy war stories and funny case studies, I’m posting testimonial excerpts, in five groups:
2012-2016, +1 for 2017
As a freelance comedian, I’m always looking forward to the next performances! And sometimes I forget to sell.
It’s better to let happy customers speak on my behalf.read more
My performances have received some positive feedback over the years. I'm starting this series 25 years ago, and we'll eventually end up in the present. It's best to let people speak for themselves: ... ... ... ... ... Australian Institute of Training and...read more
This list is part of an ongoing series of examples of my comic corporate impostor roles. If I show 10 at a time, there will be about 300 posts. I have a database with more material, including client feedback, audio and video, and anecdotes. When working ‘live’, the...read more
I’m often asked for examples of comedy hoaxes that I’ve presented. This list is part of an ongoing series of examples of my comic corporate impostor roles. If I show 10 at a time, there will be about 300 posts.
I have a database with more material, including client feedback, occasional audio and video, and associated war stories. The thing with working ‘live’ is that the performance disappears into the ether; all that’s left are the memories.
Here are some topics, clients, and characters.read more
If you don’t have a sense of humour, you may not have any sense at all. Here are some jokes to share around your real or virtual water cooler: If vegetarians love animals so much, why do they eat all their food? I’ve haven’t been to work for four days. I’ve almost...read more
I’m a comiconomenclaturist, a connoisseur of humorous names. Each of my 350+ faux characters has an original nom de theatre, nom de plume, nom de guerre, pseudonym or alias. Many people have inadvertently funny names, or names that at least one of their parents found...read more
When beginning a comedy performance, a keynote speech or a novel, a great opening line can capture the attention of your audience: “The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes.” —Girl at War by Sara Nović “Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel...read more