‘Bringing Some Gum to a Knife Fight’ is a satirical take on the climate crisis
04.09.2019

‘Bringing Some Gum to a Knife Fight’ is a satirical take on the climate crisis

Bringing Some Gum to a Knife Fight

If you had to pitch your show to a stranger, what would you say? 

There’s an island in the Pacific Ocean called Tuvalu which has the world’s lowest average height above sea level. In 2025, Australia™ sends its two remaining scientists to “assist” with Tuvalu’s “transition” to a climate-change-related extinction (but with funny jokes, etc.)

What do you want the audience to take away from your show? 

A more nuanced understanding of the existential threat facing our Pacific Island neighbours. Also there’s an old couch we’ve been meaning to get rid of that hopefully someone will take off our hands.

Tell us two truths and one lie. 

The International Organisation of Migration estimates 200 million people could be displaced by climate change by 2050; Australia is on track to be responsible for 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030; Everything will be okay.

If your comedy show was a flavour, what would it be and why?

Home-brand caramel, honey and macadamia ice-cream. It’s a smooth, sweet confection, punctuated by nuggets of truth that stick in your teeth, but with the niggling feeling that you’d probably be more satisfied if you’d spent a couple of dollars more.

Who absolutely should not come to your show?

Peter Dutton, Scott Morrison, Tony Abbott, Charles Darwin.

Bringing Some Gum to a Knife Fight is on at the Fringe Hub, Trades Hall from Thursday September 12 to Friday September 20 (bar Monday). Grab your tickets via Fringe website.