australian comedy festival


Picture 47

Today, Shannon and I went to Cockatoo Island for a comedy festival.  Aussie humor is very different than in the US or Britain. I can’t really describe it – obviously, they have their comedy has unique references and inside jokes… :) The coolest part of today was being able to understand the aussie context, which is only possible thanks to living here nearly five months.  Definitely picked up some aussie stereotypes, that I hadn’t really thought anything of.  Some  jokes had me laughing uncontrollably and others left me feeling so awkward  :/  but I guess that’s the beauty in Australian Humour

Cockatoo Island was an experience in itself – here is a bit from wiki

Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour in SydneyNew South WalesAustralia. Located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, Cockatoo Island is a former imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. It is also the site of one of Australia’s biggest shipyards during the twentieth century. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and was completed in 1857. The island’s maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992.

In late March 2005 the island was re-opened to the public for the ‘Cockatoo Island Festival’, after two and a half years of planning. The island is currently managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust who are currently revitalising the island as a landmark harbour attraction, with commercial maritime activity operating alongside interpretation of the island’s heritage. Today Cockatoo Island retains many remnants of its past. Its prison buildings have been nominated for World Heritage listing, along with other convict sites around Australia. Large workshops, slipways, wharves, residences and other buildings retain the texture of the island’s industrial past.

^We saw Austen Tayshus – maybe it will give you a taste of the aussie humor??

^this one is from a youtube search on australian humor – seems about right… :)

8134_777150327453_10200674_45357931_8232422_n

^cockatoo island!

6816_777149499113_10200674_45357879_4935986_n

8134_777149074963_10200674_45357836_1665131_n

8134_777149079953_10200674_45357837_2095258_n

8134_777150077953_10200674_45357924_3835546_n

6816_777149479153_10200674_45357876_2125543_n

shannon holding on for dear life on the ferry

8134_777150596913_10200674_45357941_3849663_n

8134_777151070963_10200674_45357992_1581056_n

2 comments
  1. alison said:

    your hair looks gorg! did you lighten it up, or is it from the aussie sun? :)

  2. roxane said:

    haha looks like fun! lovely pics too :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: