Good Evening heads to Brisbane

Sydney and Melbourne have had the pleasure of seeing Shaun Micallef and Stephen Curry perform “Good Evening”; now it is Brisbane’s turn!

Good Evening is the sketches of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, performed on stage in the traditional comedy revue style. Pete and Dud inspired a generation of comedians, including Monty Python,  Rowan Atkinson and of course, Shaun.

The show is on at the Brisbane Powerhouse from the November 3rd to 21st 2010. Tickets are on sale from 23rd August.

I saw the show during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and thought it was wonderful; from the still-fresh material to the superb performance. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you do! I also recommend the program too (they are always slightly overpriced) – plenty of background information on Pete and Dud and the performers.

Thanks to Lucy for the heads-up!

Recap: Your Gen, August 15th 2010

“It’s time to chop down the family tree, and use the wood to build a bridge between the generations, in a construction project that only MC Escher could site manage.”

The show was family themed, from the introduction question on who hosted Family Feud, to the guests – Amanda’s son Liam, Charlie’s mum Pamela and Josh’s brother Drew.

The games were: Fad-Tastic (guess the fad), What’s a Doodle Do?, which was yodeled by Colleen, followed by Charlton Heston introducing What You Talkin’ Bout Willis?, where generational phrases had to be decided.

In the 4 buttons round:
Generation Y went for Film & TV, playing Who Said That?
X picked Music, which was Name That Tune (all TV shows)
BB chose Lifestyle and played What Am I Eating? Balthasar presented types of spreads, which Amanda fed to Liam, swapping half way through the 6 dishes.

For “Your Generation”, the topic was appropriately Families, which soon changed into personal questions for each team’s families. The End Game challenge was worth 7 points and determined which generation was best at making lemonade.

The trophy, donated by Derek Brown for his contribution as water boy for U14 football, was won by the Baby Boomers.

As a side point, my wife would like to point out Shaun loves to say “common or garden” (noun), without saying “variety”. ie. “garden variety”.

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Recap: Your Gen, August 8th 2010 (plus guests for next week)

On tonight’s TBYG, the guests were Bill Bailey (BB), actor Rodger Corser (Gen X) and singer Ella Hooper (Gen Y).

Games played were:
Befuddled – “brand spanking new” (no branding, or spanking) – where the aim is to determine the movie from the poster which has been scrambled into pieces.
Who Goes There – determine the other half of a musical duo.
Poli-Waffle –  work out the two quotations that have been fused together.

In the round where each generation chose their topic: (ie. four buttons)
Gen X chose Lifestyle and played 3rd Draw Down, where they have to identify the strange items in a dresser draw.
BB chose Sport and played “¡Chronoloco!” where they had to put various sporting goods in decade order.
Gen Y chose “Trust Me”, which Shaun was very pleased about. The game was Human Lamington, where Ella had to answer 3 questions, and for every wrong answer, Josh was covered in lamington ingredients. Only one answer was wrong, so Josh was only covered in flour. But for every right answer, Shaun jammed a lamington in Josh’s mouth while he was chained to the device – very funny!

The Your Generation topic was The Colour Purple and the End Game (worth 25 points) was “Which Generation is best at Working on an Assembly Line.” Most of it involved frantic running about as the ever continuing line of cans was difficult to keep up with, but in the end, the Baby Boomers won with the best ‘pyramid’. Their trophy was from Gavin Harvey; his prize for being the 2010 Go Kart winner.

Remember, winning isn’t everything, but it does come a close second.

Next Week: It’s a family themed episode, so Amanda will be joined by her son, Charlie by his mother and Josh with his brother.

What did you think? Post your comments…

Recap: Your Gen, August 1st 2010

Well, we had the first episode of the new season of TBYG tonight and I enjoyed it. The guests (William McInnes, Jimeoin and Ricki-Lee) were a good choice for mine, and Jimeoin’s nonchalant attitude was worth a few laughs.

There were a few new games, but generally it was the same enjoyable format.

Games included: Accessory before the Fact (which item belonged to which TV/Movie character), TV Spin Offs and As Quick As (A fast round timed by a kettle; will we see other devices in future?!)

For the board choices, Gen Y picked Noises Off, BB  had Watch Your Mouth and Gen X played Mash Up, which Shaun preferred to call Bands on the Pun.

The topic for all generations was Love (L’amour) and the end-game, worth 17 points, was a rat maze.

Gen X won the Benalla District Dance Association Runner Up trophy donated by Peter Gibson.

That’s my thoughts, what did you think? 🙂

Doing the talking circuit

Shaun was on radio this morning, spruiking Sunday night’s episode of Your Gen. I caught his quick appearance on Classic Rock 91.5, where he talked about the chair he used to sit in (was the Vega studio), confirmed the guest list and joked that he was expected to get similar ratings to Masterchef.

When discussing the end-game, it seems the Maze will be a one-week event, but be prepared for more elaborate ones to come.

Being Classic Rock, the presenter asked what his favourite classic rock artist – to which he dryly replied: Sade.

YourGen returns on Sunday

Yes, now that the cooking show has finished, we can look forward to Shaun on a Sunday night again.

From the ads, it looks like Jimeoin and Ricki-Lee are amongst the guests this week. [And William McInnes too – thanks Julie!]

So, 7:30, Channel 10, Sunday. Got it? 🙂