Melbourne Lockdown Special with Carrie Hardie

On this episode we welcome an old friend, Carrie Hardie.

Carrie and I worked together on our first podcast experience, 10, 9, 8 years ago.

Carrie is currently stuck in Melbourne, which is the only state in Australia back in lockdown.  She discusses this, and the cancellation of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She was actively producing shows for both festivals when the call came in to effectively down tools and discusses the financial hardships she and many other people connected with the arts scene are enduring at the moment.

Not to rest on her laurels her comedy company, Serious Comedy, has moved online and is producing live shows that people worldwide are tuning in for.

Carrie has produced comedy shows in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Perth’s Fringe World, Canberra Comedy Festival, as well as outside of festivals around Australia. She has worked closely with Tim Ferguson to run his Comedy Writing Masterclasses in various places around Australia, as well as debuting his runaway success show A Fast Life on Wheels. She’s also run regular comedy rooms and produced and toured theatre shows.

Dave Keeshan
Carrie Hardie