Karma, Javelin and Comedy with Zoe Pelbart

Comedian, writer and ex-javelinist Zoe Pelbart joined Maren Smith in the studio last Thursday 30th May for a musing and amusing episode of Something Else, your weekly dose of alternative arts on Eastside 89.7FM.

The best thing that I’m seeing in the younger comics coming through, the non-pro semi-pro people, is that their style is so diverse compared to what is already on.’ – Zoe Pelbart


Zoe Pelbart has supported big name comedians such as Wil Andersen, Claire Hooper and Akmal Saleh, and has performed in solo and double shows at the Sydney Fringe Festival 2012, and Sydney Comedy Festival 2012 and 2013. We talked about her influences, including Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman, and about her book and series in the works. Zoe also spoke about the huge variety of comedic styles and approaches springing up around Sydney, particularly in experimental up-and-comer comics.

‘A lot of comics don’t like heckling, and I get it, they like their script and that might suit their character, but for me I’m open to playing around, I think it makes me stronger.’ – Zoe Pelbart

You can follow Zoe Pelbart on twitter or watch some videos of her on her youtube channel, or even better catch her live at the Sydney Fringe Festival later this year.

MacMS presents: ALICE

MacMS presents: ALICE

ARTS NEWS 30/05/2013

MacMS presents: ALICE @ Lighthouse Theatre (as heard on last week’s podcast with Julian) – opened 31st May

John A Douglas Body Fluids II : Redux @ Performance Space (as heard last year) – one day left!

You’re Du Champ @ ARCHIVE_ (as heard a couple of weeks ago with Charlotte & Maren) -opens 5th June

– Maren Smith

You can download this podcast, as well as previous podcasts, for free from Something Else’s  iTunes feed. Just copy and paste the following URL into the iTunes advanced podcast subscription search bar – http://www.cpod.org.au/feed.php?id=308