So myself and my partner in crime/housemate/fellow comedian/fellow internet dating fiend Kirsten Law have finally launched our podcast. She was my co-star in our 2014 Fringe show Man Academy.
It’s called Swipe Night and it’s a comedy podcast all about online dating, sex and relationships.
Here is our cool lil’ logo designed by the absolute lord of legends Hadley Donaldson. Check out his other designs here.
Every week we have a different “guest despo” on to talk about the various facets of their online dating life, disastrous stories and weird interactions. It will be a mix of comedians and other people with experience in the area.
So far we have had Sam Taunton, Thomas Jaspers and Clem Bastow, plus we’ve got a bunch of other awesome people in the pipeline.
Format is same as last year – I MC (do about 30 mins of material) and then i have 2 guests doing 10 mins each.
The address is 22 Sutherland Street, Melbourne. It is just around the corner from Short Stop donuts and very near 1000 pound bend. It’s called Hugs & Kisses but i’m told that does not come up in Google.
The door is not actually ON Sutherland street, so walk down past the construction till you get to the pink light.
Anyways, I’m so excited to have some return guests, new people & also some internationals! Here they are!
Monday April 6
Bart Freebairn (jjj, Something for the Drive home podcast, the sandwich baron on okcupid)
Tuesday April 7
Nellie White (“If you like your comedy dark, sardonic, and and keenly observed, Nellie White has a black heart you will adore” – Adam Richard)
Jekyll x James (Jared Jekyll & Cameron James who you may have seen on The Comedy Channel, The Raw National final and ABC Radio National)
ABC2 TV, as well as being regulars at the Sydney Comedy Store
Wednesday April 8
Corey White (Sydney Fringe Best Comedy winner 2014)
Nina Oyama (SBS “Stand Up @ bella union”, A Rational Fear)
Thursday April 9
Andy Matthews (Raw comedy national finalist 2014, golden gibbo nominee 2014)
Katerina Vrana (TEDx performer, BBC1, BBC World, BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 Live)
Friday April 10
David Quirk (Golden Gibbo winner, appeared on ABC1 TV show Problems, ABC Comedy Up Late & The Gala)
PLUS a *SPECIAL SECRET GUEST*, from TV, radio & more!! So special they can’t be listed!!
Saturday April 11
Kate Dehnert (“Bizarre, brave, daring, probably dangerous, but most of all smart and very funny. ★★★★½” Herald Sun)
Will Sylvince (Chapelle Show, Comedy Central, Damon Wayan’s The Underground, HBO’s Def Comedy jam)
Also according to the internet,”his writing has been used and featured on The Fugees’ album The Score” and I have no idea what that could mean
This year i am returning with my show Rose Callaghan & Mates – where i MC and share the stage with two other rad comics of the festival (i do 30 mins, they do 10 each).
“Rose is hilarious, and this variety show-style hour is a great way to see some unexpected big names in a smaller setting. Names that appeared last year included Joel Creasy and Tom Ballard, among others.” – Pedestrian.TV – Pick of the 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival
Once again I have been shamed by my friends into updating my website. It’s nice that they care enough to abuse me about it so I thought I’d post this audio from when I did Nova 100 Saturday morning breakfast with my pal and fellow comedian Nath Valvo. He hosts the show every weekend and has different comedian guests on.
Nath and I have been friends since we met on the red carpet at the Logies in 2010. Unfortunately we were working, as part of our former radio jobs, and not guests of the event. We both had to interview Bindi Irwin and were deeply disturbed.
This radio show starts at 6am on a Saturday morning, which is the time I’m often coming home, so being up at this time was a real novelty.
So my “official” Melbourne Comedy Festival run finished and went very well, so I extended it until this Sunday and it’s now at the Imperial. The Imperial has become a hub for comedy every festival now. I did 3 Little Gigs there during Fringe and also gig there during the week at Puggs in Space and Imperial Open Mic. Impy is my comedy home! HERE IS THE NEW TICKETZZ BUYING LINK!!
I got a bunch of reviews in which said nice things – especially the Herald Sun, who gave me ★★★½ and said:
“Honest stand-up from a charming host.”
“Rose Callaghan and Mates has changing guests every night, but the best part, of course, is Callaghan. She’s funny and likable and you’ll want to have a beer with her afterwards to pontificate life’s problems.”
The original review yesterday gave away heaps of my jokes. Funnily enough they have edited the review, removing much of the revealing information – which is great. Although they removed my favourite quote – “Although mostly sex-based, it is easy to relate to.”
Some other nice things people said:
“Callaghan is a fantastic MC, driving home laugh after laugh” – themusic.com.au
“This comic takes to the stage like a fish to water, confidence just pouring from her.”
“Her delivery style is punchier and more direct than many of her contemporaries which elicits hearty laughter from the audience rather than mildly amused chuckling and she has a great command of the stage.” – Melbourne Fun Times blog
“A great choice for anyone looking to see an hour of solid standup which offers something different each night. ★★★★” – Elise Faulkner, Funny Tonne
Comedy festival has been going for like 5 days now. I don’t even know. It feels like a lifetime already. My shows have been going crazy good, I’ve sold out a couple and might even extend my run.
I was asked to do a thing for Nova 100 radio station called ROFL Room which was sick balls good.
Of course I got sick on the day and was losing my voice. #festivalflu amirite. Anyways I almost vomited before I went onstage and I was just willing myself to get through the gig without spewing and it ended up being really great.
Here is me and my good pal Jonathan Schuster (who also performed and smashed it).
Here is the lil video of the night.
Not my favourite bit that I did on the night, but still a great fun night for all and most importantly I got a goodie bag with wine in it and tooth floss and a bottle of water with my name on it.
The line-up for the first bunch of my Rose Callaghan & Mates comedy festival shows are locked in!
I am so stoked about all the acts I’m going to be having on. If you’re confused about the structure of the show, it’s basically me hosting and doing jokes for half the show (in a couple of brackets) interspersed with a 10 min set each from 2 different comics each night.
If you went to the show and liked what you saw, the ticketing links for their shows are hyperlinked from their name.
Hi, my name is Rose. I'm a stand-up comedian from Melbourne. This is a place for my writing and random thoughts about stuff because it doesn't fit in a resume and y'know, it's gotta go somewhere. Some day maybe this blog will still be here and i can look back on this all fondly. Hi future grandkids!
If you want to stalk me for non-comedy work purposes, my LinkedIn page will probably be more helpful.