One of the biggest and best comedians in Australia, Wil Anderson is super funny, super smart and super nice. Wil is a world-renowned stand up, the host of the ABC hit Gruen, former host of weekly satire show The Glass House and serial podcaster. He's been thinking and telling jokes about the news for a long time and he's pretty bloody good at it.
This chat covers a lot of ground, from Wil's thoughts on the size of government to the state of journalism and the ABC to his approach to political comedy. We also eat some cheese and laugh about Mark Latham.
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
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Buy William Elm's song "One"; all proceeds going to the Russia LGBT Network
Find out more in this New York Times article
My episode with Chris Berg
Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent
My chat with Wil on his show Wilosophy
You Can't Ask That
Article: Is The World A Laughing Matter? One Night Stan Comics on Why Comedy Has A Vital Role
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