OBSERVANT CityNews readers will remember the election night some years ago, ultimately won by former Prime Minister, John Howard, when comedian Guy Rundle sat backstage at the Canberra Playhouse rewriting the script for Max Gillies satirical show as the results poured in.Local comic writer-performers John Shortis and Moya Simpson are not quite going that far as they prepare for their new satire show, described as “a cure for the post-election blues.”
According to Shortis and Simpson, the ink will be drying, because some of the repertoire can’t be created until after the election results are out.
Given that they are billing the satirical show as “A Suppository of Wisdom” and credit the leader of the opposition—“Mr Malaprop himself,” as they call him, for one of the best lines, you can work out what they think of him, although over the years that the pair have spared neither side of the political fence.
Dedicated to our politicians’ “gaffes and follies,” the new show is intended “to clear the crap after the post-election blues”.
Shortis and Simpson, at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop,76 Alinga St Canberra, 8 PM on September 12-13 and 5 PM on September 14, bookings to 6247 4459.