If you like the Newsroom, why not read this?
An idea that stemmed from the litany of ‘what can you say on stage/should you be offended by comedy’ pieces from the beginning of 2013 concept, I tried to get this piece to tap more into societal issues across the board. I approached four young Australian comedians — Nina Oyama, Aamer Rahman, Matthew Kenneally, and Khaled Khalafalla — and got them to talk about racism, sexuality, politics, gender, disability and other elements of culture and society that have seen marked changes in relation to our attitudes towards them. It ran in the April/May issue of triple j magazine. And it’s pretty damn good.
As it says in the title – this was an article we wrote about the ’90s – and it happened to be one of my favourite pieces we ran in triple j magazine.
It ran in our Temper Trap issue in honour of ’90s week, which happened back in July 2012. Talking about Michael Jordan, Jonathan Taylor-Thomas, the Simpsons, Nirvana, Friends, Britpop and Trainspotting? Man, that’s right in the ol’ wheelhouse.
Also – how’s the design work? Love it – that was the work of the ever-rad Huy Truong.
If you like the Newsroom (and are up-to-date with it), then why not read this recap?
Charlie. He’s the greatest.