Former Australian captain Ian Chappell retired from broadcasting today after 45 years in the commentary box. Apart from his on-field feats, here are 10…
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Screenwriting for movies is a weird job. Even though the screenwriter is the person conceiving the blueprint for what a movie is going to be, they…
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This week, the documentary filmmaker Peter Dickson released a book about his late brother, Rob – who played for Hawthorn and Brisbane, won the first…
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Many media outlets tried to warn us about Trump. But none did it as hilariously as Spy Magazine between 1986 and 1994. Each month, its writers would…
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I feel an acute sense of shame whenever I don’t get a joke. It happens less regularly these days, but the panic as the punchline approaches has never…
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When I was a kid, my interest in Carrie Fisher was always more about her writing than her work in Star Wars. While others were rightly captivated by her…
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AZ: Dear Mark, a “friend” has created an unsympathetic television character that I’m certain is based on me? Do I laugh about it or call my lawyer? MOT…
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My stand-up comedian mates tell me it’s critical to get your opener right. They say if you don’t get a strong laugh on your first joke, it’s going to be…
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Writer and broadcaster Titus O’Reily was last year voted ‘Australia’s worst sports writer’ beating out an incredibly strong field. His unique take on…
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Anton Chechov I’ve always been drawn to hearing and reading about people’s last words - their final proclamation before taking one last breath. It could…
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PAUL Sorvino – that massive, bear of an actor most famous for playing tough guy Paul Cicero in Goodfellas and Lips Manlis in Dick Tracey – cried like a…
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In 2014, I wrote a piece for The SMH arguing for the retirement of annoying words and phrases like “sweet”, “just sayin”, “#firstworldproblems”, “and…
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