#530 Funny Business (Repeat)

If laughter is the best medicine, do we all have access to the same medicine cabinet? Yes, this is a terrible joke. Thankfully, this episode features professionals who genuinely make people laugh.

Hear Me Laugh by Lauren Klein

When Lauren Klein started doing stand up comedy, she couldn’t help but notice the lack of gender parity in comedy rooms.

Lauren goes behind the comedy curtain to find out why there aren’t more women doing stand up comedy.

Supervising Producers: Beth Gibson, Selena Shannon and Bec Fary

Music: ‘My Shining Hour’ by John Coltrane, ‘Curiosity’ by Lee Rosevere, ‘All The Colours in the World’ by Podington Bear, ‘Good Times’ by Podington Bear.

This story was first played in May 2017.

Funny Voices by Sarath Chandra

It’s a really interesting time in Australian comedy. Sarath Chandra speaks with two comedians, Lizzy Hoo and Suren Jayemanne, about being the minority and making the majority laugh.

Supervising Producers: Allison Chan and Olivia Rosenman

Many thanks to Neilesh Verma

Music: “Free lunch” – Isaiah Rashad, “Easily” – Bruno Major, “Long as I Live” – Tony Braxton, “ Whistlin” – Mocky, “4 Moms” – A Tribe Called Quest, “Angles” – Mick Jenkins

This story was first played in June 2018.

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Allison Chan

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie

SYN Community Coordinator: Erin Dick

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Unsplash CC: Oscar Keys