Adelaide Comedy’s ‘Godfather’ – Craig Egan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Egan is the guy you can thank for Adelaide’s thriving comedy scene. His passion and dedication to stand up is obvious; whether it’s securing headline acts at the Rhino Room or encouraging local talent, Craig is constantly trying to make comedy bigger, better and bloody hilarious for the public.

Craig has been running Adelaide Comedy since 2002 and, although he’s considering a return to his days as a comic, he’s more than happy to keep promoting the best comedy our city has to offer.

Craig had a chat to us on Streetcast to discuss his humble beginnings working as a waiter in comedy clubs, to what it’s like now being the ‘Godfather’ of Adelaide Comedy – if you want a spot on stage, you better make Craig an offer he can’t refuse…

https://streetcast.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/craig-egan-final.mp3

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The life of Riley…

Young artist Riley O’Keeffe has been going from strength to strength in the local art scene. In 2010 he completed his Visual Art degree at the SA School of Art with first class honours. His work was then showcased in the 2011 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition. Riley was a founding member of art collective TwoPercent and curated the Fringe-run ‘Trigger’ gallery, he’s also a committee member for artist-run initiative Feltspace. And for the past year, he’s been Curator in Residence at Carclew House putting on eight shows; selecting artists, coordinating exhibitions and installing artwork.  Jennie Lenman caught up for a chat with Riley to talk about his experiences over the year…

 

The Bearded Gypsy Band visit Streetcast – minus beards…

Ahead of their New Year’s Eve gig at the Wheaty tonight, The Bearded Gypsy Band joined us in studio at what is a very busy time for them. After tonight, the boys are heading east to the Illawarra Folk Festival, playing a raft of gigs along the way. With youth on their side, the band is tirelessly plugging away over the summer period in the lead up to their biggest gig yet… Womad!

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And here for a live performance of Pirate Song. part 2….

 

Jimmy and The Mirrors visit Streetcast

Jimmy and The Mirrors are an effervescent Adelaide indie pop group with a musical sensibility beyond their years. Whether it’s busking in Rundle Mall or playing at Parklife, the band have a solid work ethic that is bound to take them places sooner rather than later.

James Meegan – or Jimmy, under his band moniker – provides vocals and bass. He dropped into the Streetcast studio and gave us one of our bubbliest, most wide-ranging interviews to date.

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