About the Site
This site is by a comedian for comedians and all lovers of humour. I will be analysing comedy: my own and others. I will let people know about my upcoming gigs. I will also get insanely silly for no particular reason upon occasion. Have fun!
About This Katherine Person
My first real job after graduating with an MFA in English was as editor-in-chief of an Australian computer gaming magazine.
In 1995 Reed Books published my book Surf’s Up: Internet Australian Style which sold out in a week and went on to be reprinted two more times. This helped me earn a scholarship to do post-graduate research in computer-mediated storytelling at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology for which I received a PhD. Surf’s Up was also later sung on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks.
Life circumstances and an inter-state move caused me to play around with new fields of writing. I decided to try my hand at sketch comedy and experiment with vodcasting the event. The event, though a bit amateurish, had a sell-out show and plenty of good word of mouth. We decided to try again. By the time I put together all the elements to do a better job, we had everything we needed to make a film-festival style full-length mockumentary. So we thought, why not? This project is still in post-production.
Making the movie led to my connecting with a producer who had me write scripts and do story development for a local animation company and Nickelodeon. Writing the scripts made me cocky enough to enter a national screenplay pitch competition for which I won the state division. This has led to me putting together a pitch promo reel for a comedy TV series. So, who knows what’s coming next?
Special thanks to Ananda Sim for the photograph of myself.