Questionable At Best: More awesome Montreal podcast action

1 06 2014

My very funny friend DeAnne Smith invited me to be on her podcast “Questionable At Best.” Each week, she and a guest attempt to answer life’s big questions and have a great time doing it. We did a super fun “Would You Rather…” edition, check it out HERE.

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You can also check out DeAnne’s first appearance on UP LATE LIVE here.

And just for fun, here’s an episode of her web series Life Made EZ in which I featured.

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Working 9to5…sort of

23 05 2014

Wanna hear me chat to Keith and Walter from Montreal’s #3 Podcast, 9to5’s Go Plug Yourself? Then check it out HERE! I sat down and talked candidly about Trampoline, Zack Adams, Transformers, Australian actors and bunch of other stuff…it was great fun.shanegpys





What’s the haps

24 07 2013

With only a few weeks left in Montreal before I head over to the Edmonton Fringe and then back to Australia for the debut production of my new show TRAMPOLINE, I’ve been pretty busy as always. Check out SHOW DATES for more info on upcoming performances!

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I just finished my Zoofest season of Let’s Start A Country, which was, as always, a lot of fun. The organisation of the festival was a bit of a shit-show and I doubt I’d want to do it again, but our shows went well, got good crowds and there’s heap of great shows still playing that I highly recommend checking out. (Die Roten Punkte, The Progressive Polygamists, Kuwaiti Moonshine, The Birdmann, Underbelly and Slut (r)evolution to name just a few).

I am currently interviewing/reviewing a bunch of acts for the Just For Laughs Festival for Bloody Underrated, which has also been a blast so far. Much more to come this week too!





2012 THE EPIC YEAR OF EPICNESS

2 01 2013

Holy Kites you guys, where did the year go? 2012 was year of BIG things, big moves, big changes, big tours and BIG shows! This year was full of surprises, travel, success, failures and meeting some of my new favourite people in the world and missing those favourites I haven’t seen in a while.

I won’t take up too much of your time (I’m actually surprised you’ve read this far) but here’s a few highlights of what happened at Zack Adams HQ. I hope you like hyperlinks.

  • Produced 2 sell-out seasons the 10yr anniversary production of CHECKOUT The Musical
  • Revamped the first ever Zack Adams show
  • Finished off a 6 year stint at Starlight with a life-changing 4 week visit to The NT
  • Represented WA at The National Theatre Sports Finals
  • Hoo-Haa-ed as much as I could before I left Australia
  • Had a successful Pozible campaign and drew a BUNCH of drawings for people
  • Climbed a MOUNTAIN!
  • I left Perth.
  • I release bunch of ZACK ADAMS music
  • I got trapped in Indonesia for 2 days
  • I tour Canada for three months, making friends and money along the way and losing my appendix to Steve Martin
  • I wrote a bunch of tour blogs for Bloody Underrated
  • I moved to Montreal.
  • My Aunt kicked cancer in the balls, I became a godfather, my baby brother got engaged, my dad bought a pinball machine. I liked all of these things very much.
  • I started CAPTAIN SPACESHIP with some of the best improvisers in Montreal
  • I lived out one of my dreams by starring in The Rocky Horror Show with the best cast ever
  • I started working with MSTC and we have a damn good time
  • I started semi-regular improv gigs with the awesome cats at Montreal Improv
  • I hanged around at Mainline Theatre, A LOT. Broke some people’s dreams during the Fringe Lottery.
  • Was chuffed to add spatterings of backing vocals to recordings by Maya Malkin and Emily Skahan (Both from the awesome band Motel Raphael)
  • I saw snow for the first time.
  • I bought a HUGE jacket long johns and winter boots as to “not die”
  • I drew a lot of stupid little drawings, sold them at EXPOZINE!
  • I cracked 10,000 tweets.
  • Ate a lot of toast
  • Drank a lot of these
  • This thing
  • Made the stupidest yet (not surprisingly) most popular video on my channel.
  • I laughed, I drank, I danced, I cried, I danced some more.

Here’s to a happy, healthy appendixless 2013. Look after yourself and each other, kids. Great things to come…

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SPACESHIP & PLAYGROUND UPDATE!

28 11 2012

I am pleased to announce THE CAPTAIN SPACESHIP CHRISTMAS SPECIAL happening at The Montreal Improv this December!

It’s going to be awesome! We will be celebrating the holidays with the crew of the S.S. Space Spaceship, making up a brand new episode of the Sci-Fi Comedy Serial right before your crazy eggnog fueled eyes!

If you’re already a fan of the show or haven’t made it along YET but want to catch up, you can find out all about what’s happened in Episode’s 1&2 on our CAPTAIN SPACESHIP TUMBLR PAGE. While you’re there you also might wanna check out Matt’s Dream Journal. Just sayin’.

In other news my self-published book SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT IN THE PLAYGROUND did pretty well at the Bloody Underrated table at Expozine and I had an awesome time. The rest of the books will be available to buy through the merch page of this website very soon, keep an eye out.

EDIT – If you’re in Montreal and wanna get your hand on my book, you can get it THIS SUNDAY (Dec 9th) at the BLOODY UNDERRATED table at St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival’s GalerieFRINGE at Mainline Theatre from Noon til about 8 I believe, you can also get your greasy paws on the BU Presents, Mostly Dinosaurs and B.O.A.T.S. comics…all of which I highly recommend! So got get some sweet art then head to The Montreal Improv for CAPTAIN SPACESHIP! Sunday, sorted. You’re welcome.

Peace.

-S.





CAPTAIN SPACESHIP

20 09 2012

Just announced is my brand new show CAPTAIN SPACESHIP, an Improvised Comedy Sci-Fi Serial!

It’s an exciting project with an insanely talented team involved, so I’m super excited to see what we can do with it…

Weeping Spoon Productions presents
CAPTAIN SPACESHIP
An Improvised Comedy Sci-Fi Serial Adventure!

Join Captain Spaceship and his crew of intergalactic riff-raff as they travel through time and space exploring the cosmos, discovering new unchartered worlds and narrowly avoid copyright infringement.

Inspired by 1950’s Sci-fi serials, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Firefly, Red Dwarf and 90210; The Captain and his crew will make up their ongoing epic adventures live onstage aided by the audience’s suggestions. They could end up anywhere and anyWHEN and will have only their sharp improv skills, some cheap costumes and maybe some lasers to defend themselves.So go where no man (or woman, or alien) has gone before as some of Montreal’s best improvisers (including members of The Big HOO-HAA, Uncalled For and Montreal Improv) plus an interstellar cast of talented guest stars brave the vacuum of space to protect mankind from the unknown…

Set phasers to FUN! *Cough*

DATES
Friday 5 October 2012 8pm
Thursday 1 November 2012 8pm
Friday 4 January 2013 8pm

TICKETS
Regular : 12.00$
People in Sci-Fi Costumes : 10.00$

BOOK THROUGH
http://mainlinetheatre.ca/