- Part of a photo I took during the Amy Winehouse gig at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in November 2007
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This week’s subject line is from this edition of Atoosa Rubenstein‘s excellent newsletter.
Just a quick round-up of links this week because I’ve got to land the ending on the show and then learn it all off by heart! See you on the other side of Brighton Fringe…
Links of the week
My decision not to lie about my age isn’t just about me. As a social person, the way I live my life and what I say and do can help or hinder others. If we all lie about our age, we make it harder for other women further down the line to be accepted by men/society for who we truly are.
A great essay on the joys of ageing, and how women are expected to lie about our age, from my friend Kathryn Koromilas
How long before newspapers have collab houses? How long before universities get their own influencer mansions, with professors made to compete for students’ attention, blending course material with sad TikTok dances?
A look at where the aspirational industry of influencing fits into modern-day America with all its problems
- I’m keeping those Insta likes ON! Either it’s content and I like to see how it does, or if it’s a more personal post, I like to see the people close to me like it in support, and I don’t care what other people think of it.
What I’ve been up to
- Comedian, teacher, comedy teacher and director Alex Farrow joined me on the podcast this month to talk about live shows, bats and his new hour, Philsophy Pig…
Alex Farrow on how stand-up comedy and teaching inform each other - Freelance Pod | Podcast on Spotify
Listen to this episode from Freelance Pod on Spotify. This episode is all about how to put together a live solo one-hour show and other comedy things as comedian, director and teacher Alex Farrow joins me on the podcast. Teaching is a performance and lot of former teachers find their way into comedy. Alex had to figure out how both teaching and comedy work over Zoom during lockdown, as he continued to work in both capacities. Between writing and performing his newest Fringe hour, ‘Philosophy Pig’ and organising the Mind Oxford Gala through his main comedy home, Jericho Comedy in Oxford, Alex has amassed loads of great advice on how to get started in comedy, and how to write that all-important first show. Plus, he knows why creatures like birds and bats can spread the flu and Covid, but don’t get sick themselves. And he also knows that laughter helps us learn. You’ll be a much more learned creature yourself, after listening to this episode… Alex’s links Twitter - @Alex_Farrow Insta - @alexfarrowcomedy alexfarrow.com jerichocomedy.com - Alex has a new one-hour show, ‘Philosophy Pig’: find the details on his social media - You can book him to do a Bat Chat near you, which is an hilarious talk about bats in an outdoor space. - Alex can direct your show or coach your first comedy set; contact him via his website or social media – Here’s where to find Suchandrika’s fringe show ‘I Miss Amy Winehouse’: Brighton: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/i-miss-amy-winehouse-wip-153490/ Camden: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/i-miss-amy-winehouse-wip/ On each episode of Freelance Pod, creative guests tell host Suchandrika Chakrabarti how the internet has revolutionised their work. Newsletter: https://buttondown.email/suchandrika/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancepod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/freelance_pod_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreelancePod/ YouTube: https://goo.gl/chfccD
- Just 57 more listens until Freelance Pod hits 20,000 downloads! Thank you so much for listening!
What I’m getting up to
- The personal esays masterclass is back at the end of the month
- Brighton Fringe draws ever nearer - free tickets available here:
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That’s all from me! Thank you for reading, I’ve been and continue to be Suchandrika Chakrabarti.
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