Want to pay Wil Anderson to sort out his routine?

johnboy 9 February 2007 20

The Canberra Review has the happy news that not only will Wil Anderson be playing Canberra from 22 February 22 to 4 March, but it won’t even be his full show.

Wil Anderson will be performing in the intimate surroundings of the Courtyard Studio at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

In what his promoter describes as “Wil unplugged”, the comedian will workshop material that will become (or not become) part of his final show, “Wil of God”, which will be showcased at the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

It’ll cost you $26 for the privilege of helping Wil write the real show he’s going to take to Melbourne.

I guess even Wil has to eat.

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20 Responses to Want to pay Wil Anderson to sort out his routine?
Maelinar Maelinar 2:42 pm 14 Feb 07


simto simto 2:37 pm 14 Feb 07

Nobody else comes here

You mean, apart from Ross Noble, Dylan Moran, and “Weird Al” Yankovic (all playing in Canberra in the next two months or so)?

Maelinar Maelinar 11:50 am 14 Feb 07

Nobody else comes here, we should be encouraging him to come back.

That said, we means you (Canberra Populace) and not me. I think he’s an ass and not worthy of 26 beer credits, as it is better spent on beer IMHO.

Mrs Maelinar is credited with my opinion in the first sentence.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 10:26 am 14 Feb 07

Who needs comedy nights on Wednesdays when we have it every day from the local pollies?

snahon snahon 10:20 am 14 Feb 07

perhaps he could pay me $26 to critique he show.

atoz atoz 10:48 am 12 Feb 07

I’ve watched cancers that are funnier then that cockarse.

Meconium Meconium 3:57 pm 11 Feb 07

Black books was funny but watching Dylan Moran’s Monster on TV a week or so ago was a bit of a waste of time. Moran has a really funny manner, like a scattered Irish drunk rambling on, but his jokes themselves aren’t that great (or original – I recognised a few from Seinfeld’s standup and a few more from older, classic comedians).

Wil Anderson doesn’t even have a funny delivery. I think the reason people like him is that he’s always got a big smile and is full of energy. It appears that he’s having a good time, so people have a good time and laugh when he laughs at stuff.

However, the state of comedy in Australia and live gigs in Canberra is so deplorable that any second-rate comedian performing in this town is better than the usual trickle of local acts.

Does Insomnia still have comedy nights on Wednesdays? They used to be worth going to. Does Insomnia still exist or is it Meche now?

Lex Lex 9:39 am 10 Feb 07

I saw him do this last year and really enjoyed it – there was a bit more to it than that and it was very funny. And $26 isn’t that much – it costs $48 to go see Dylan Moran when he’s here in April.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:41 pm 09 Feb 07

i think his ego gets in the way of him being funny.

West_Kambah_4eva West_Kambah_4eva 4:26 pm 09 Feb 07

Saw him do this last year… don’t waste your money. I will condense the entire set for you:
“Hi I’m Wil Anderson. Shannon Noll, I don’t like John Howard, *John Howard voice* I’m a short bald idiot, Shannon Noll, Shane Warne is fat and likes women, WARRRNEY, BOOOOONY, bucket bongs, bogans, Shannon Noll. Thanks you’ve been great.”

bighead bighead 4:19 pm 09 Feb 07

Heard about this ages ago in his blog. Bought my tickets the next day. It should be good. He has a show, but he does need to test some of his jokes, we are luck enough to have him come here. Most comedians just do it at the small comedy stores in Sydney and Melbourne. I personally cannot wait.

west01 west01 4:19 pm 09 Feb 07

Shannon Noll should have decked this piece of shit a few months ago.

Thumper Thumper 3:50 pm 09 Feb 07

Agreed VG,

he can be funny, but he can also be mind numbingly boring and sometimes cringeworthy.

is it zero beer oclock yet?

vg vg 3:20 pm 09 Feb 07

He can be funny when he doesn’t try to act like a smart ass and laugh at his own jokes

johnboy johnboy 3:18 pm 09 Feb 07

I quite like Wil myself.

But $26 for a workshop, I’ll leave that to the ageing ABC junkies trying to be young and cool.

bonfire bonfire 3:09 pm 09 Feb 07

jimeoin is a craic!

Danman Danman 3:00 pm 09 Feb 07

The way I see him – and this is judged wholly on his “Sunday Roast” column in the Tele – is a whiney little bitch – stuck ina grown mans body.

Jimeoin is funny.

Wil Anderson is just a tool – paraphrase that CT

johnboy johnboy 2:49 pm 09 Feb 07

“every joke and part of the show flows from the premise statement: “If the world does truly have intelligent design, why is the world so f*cked?”

Got it in one.

bonfire bonfire 2:45 pm 09 Feb 07

he isnt evan ‘funny’ unless a soliloquy of whinges is amusing.

Danman Danman 2:37 pm 09 Feb 07

So essentially we are guinea pigs – cashed up guinea pigs….. apparently.

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