Mad Wednesdays https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays Dean & Robbie help you handle your hump day – get ready for MAD Wednesday! Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:20:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/wp-admin/images/w-logo-blue.png Mad Wednesdays https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays 32 32 AJA breaks the Box Office with debut album & Australian tour https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/22/aja-breaks-the-box-office-with-debut-album-australian-tour/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:20:50 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1716 To coincide with the release of their new album Box Office, critically acclaimed gender queer rapper AJA is launching their world tour in Australia this week; and took time out of their sound check to […]

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To coincide with the release of their new album Box Office, critically acclaimed gender queer rapper AJA is launching their world tour in Australia this week; and took time out of their sound check to chat to Robbie & Dean on MAD Wednesday.

Performing in Sydney on Thursday March 21st, Melbourne Sunday March 24th, Perth Wednesday March 27th and Brisbane Saturday March 30th these one night only live performances feature Aja’s 15 track album in a never been seen before show that’s bound to be remembered for its originality and authenticity.

Just days before hitting our shores with this tour, the non-binary queer artist and performer expressed on their instagram that they will no longer be talking about RuPaul’s Drag Race, the reality tv franchise that made them a global name.

Instead the drag artist, who is bringing their unique queer flavour into the masc-dominated world of hip-hop, is uplifting fans and empowering them to be in control of their own destiny just as they are. Something the boys from MAD Wednesday were more than eager to talk about.

You can grab your copy of AJAs debut album Box Office and other merchandise here.

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Thomas Banks talks disability, sex & his award winning Quest for Love https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/22/thomas-banks-talks-disability-sex-his-award-winning-quest-for-love/ Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:54:39 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1710 Entertainer & advocate Thomas Banks sat down with Dean from MAD Wednesdays to talk about ‘Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love’ an an intimate documentary about a young gay man with cerebral palsy who is on […]

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Entertainer & advocate Thomas Banks sat down with Dean from MAD Wednesdays to talk about ‘Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love’ an an intimate documentary about a young gay man with cerebral palsy who is on a quest to find the one.

In this frank interview, we hear about what its like living with a disability and not feeling included in queer spaces, as people disregard you and you have to work twice as hard to be seen just like everyone else.

Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love screens as part of the Documentary Shorts in the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.

We want to thank Thomas for taking the time to come and join us on MAD Wednesdays, and for his patients with us in creating an interview for all to hear.

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Robbie takes the ultimate Kylie Minogue challenge https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/19/robbie-takes-the-ultimate-kylie-minogue-challenge/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:20:28 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1700 Melbourne was in the grip of Minogue fever on Wednesday and Robbie and Dean decided to help it along as everyone got ready for Kylie Minogue GOLDEN tour. With our very own Kylie challenge we […]

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Melbourne was in the grip of Minogue fever on Wednesday and Robbie and Dean decided to help it along as everyone got ready for Kylie Minogue GOLDEN tour.

With our very own Kylie challenge we found out how many Kylie songs Robbie knew as well as our guests, Mr Gay Pride Australia Rad Mitic, Paul Whelan from the Melbourne Glamourheads and Bec Dahl from Chicks Talking Footy.

This was too much fun!Can you guess the next lyric of these Kylie songs?

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Get ready for a fab IGLA2020 fundraiser with Queens of the Pool https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/18/get-ready-for-a-fab-igla2020-fundraiser-with-queens-of-the-pool/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 23:38:06 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1697 Paul Whelan from the Melbourne Glamourheads joined Robbie & Dean on MAD Wednesday to talk about the teams fundraiser for the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Associations Gay Games, Queens of the Pool. A drag […]

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Paul Whelan from the Melbourne Glamourheads joined Robbie & Dean on MAD Wednesday to talk about the teams fundraiser for the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Associations Gay Games, Queens of the Pool.
A drag battle being held at Sircuit on Saturday 23rd March will see Melbourne Surge and the Glamourheards battle it out to raise funds which will help set-up the website and marketing to reach overseas competitors for IGLA2020 in Melbourne next year.
Hosted by Art Simone, performers Donatella Whyfe and Johnny Gash from the Glams first drag fundraiser will return as well as Todd Patrick in a show that’s not to be missed.
IGLA has been running since 1987 and formed as a spin off of the Gay Games with sports include swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and open water swimming. This year IGLA 2019 will be in New York to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and next year it will be held in Melbourne. 500-600 competitors are expected to hit our shores for IGLA2020 held the week before Mardi Gras and are planning on hosting a float for competitors.

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Cirque du Soleil brings ‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’ to Australia https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/18/cirque-du-soleil-brings-kurios-cabinet-of-curiosities-to-australia/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 20:54:51 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1693 ‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’ is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production and their newest big top show which tours Australia later this year. Dean from MAD Wednesday spoke with Cirque du Soleil’s Artistic Director Rachel […]

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‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’ is Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production and their newest big top show which tours Australia later this year.

Dean from MAD Wednesday spoke with Cirque du Soleil’s Artistic Director Rachel Lancaster; who is currently touring the show in Japan, about their excitement at bringing the show down under and the amount of work involved for a show like this to travel round the world.

Arriving with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries including world-class gymnasts, acrobats, contortionists, hand-puppeteers, yo-yo wizards, clowns, actors and musicians; KURIOS is a feat that’s not to be missed and hits Sydney from 2nd October 2019, Brisbane from 10th January 2020, Melbourne from 12th March, Adelaide from 29th May and Perth from 16th June.

Tickets are not on sale, book them here.

 

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Tony award winning Jennifer Holliday headlines Sydney Cabaret Festival https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/17/tony-award-winning-jennifer-holliday-headlines-sydney-cabaret-festival/ Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:43:22 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1695 Broadway star Jennifer Holliday was in Australia last week for the launch of the inagural Sydney Cabaret Festival, which she will be headlining in July. With a Tony Award winning celebrity un our midsts we […]

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Broadway star Jennifer Holliday was in Australia last week for the launch of the inagural Sydney Cabaret Festival, which she will be headlining in July.

With a Tony Award winning celebrity un our midsts we couldn’t help but get the OG MAD Wednesday team back together as Michael and Dean sat down with the star of Deamgirls on Broadway.

Running from 5th-14th of July, Sydney Cabaret is Sydney’s newest international festival, featuring over 40 events across 10 glorious days.

The very best modern cabaret artists from Australia and around the globe come together in show-stopping performances that push boundaries, celebrate diversity and leave you just wanting more!

Check out your full program and get your tickets to Sydney Cabaret here.

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Rad Mitic Wins Mr Gay Pride Australia 2019 https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/15/rad-mitic-wins-mr-gay-pride-australia-2019/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 05:49:12 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1691 After taking the title at Chillout Festival, Mr Gay Pride Australia 2019 Rad Mitic joined Robbie & Dean on MAD Wednesday to discuss how it felt to win the title and why it is so […]

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After taking the title at Chillout Festival, Mr Gay Pride Australia 2019 Rad Mitic joined Robbie & Dean on MAD Wednesday to discuss how it felt to win the title and why it is so important to him to stand tall and represent our communities with pride.

Mitic, 36 from Melbourne, won the competition ahead of Liam Davies from Hay in NSW, and third placegetter Melbourne’s Prashant Bhatia. He is excited to now headed to Capetown in South Africa to represent Australia at Mr Gay World in April.

Mitic was instrumental in setting up the In It Together forums which are held to tackle suicide within the LGBTIQ community, an issue very close to his heart after a number of his friends have taken their own lives in the past few years.

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Girl Ang reflects on her IMsL year + Major Fundraiser https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/15/girl-and-reflects-on-her-imsl-year-major-fundraiser/ Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:03:11 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1688 Melbourne’s own Girl Ang won International Ms Leather last year, and in the lead up to her Major Fundraiser on Saturday March 16th, she reflects on her year with the MAD Wednesday crew. Discussing the […]

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Melbourne’s own Girl Ang won International Ms Leather last year, and in the lead up to her Major Fundraiser on Saturday March 16th, she reflects on her year with the MAD Wednesday crew.

Discussing the pride of being a positive female role model in traditionally male dominated spaces and what it has been like representing leather women all around the globe it’s a joy to Hera the pride and excitement in her voice.

Holding her major fundraiser on Saturday 16th March at The Laird, Girl Ang is joined by The Naked Barber and former and current The Laird Leathermen and Australian Mr Bootblack to raise funds for Headspace!!

With $10 on the door come dress in your version of sexy with the opportunity to win freebies and bid on auction items… Including Dick Savvy’s body parts!That’s right for the first time ever The Naked Barber has offered to let people shave him,  auctioning off body parts to be shaved on the night (I wonder who will get his balls??)

Get your ticket here. 6-10pm (The Laird is Men only from 10pm, VCAT H349/2018)

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Chicks Talking Footy gear up for AFLW Pride Game https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/14/chicks-talkin-footy-gear-up-for-the-aflw-pride-match/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:46:59 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1684 Bec Dahl from Chicks Talking Footy popped by MAD Wednesday to talk to Robbie & Dean about this Sundays AFLW Pride Game and how excited she is to be a part of the crew calling […]

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Bec Dahl from Chicks Talking Footy popped by MAD Wednesday to talk to Robbie & Dean about this Sundays AFLW Pride Game and how excited she is to be a part of the crew calling the match on JOYs airwaves.

The gals from Chicks Talking Footy with guests comedian Tegan Higginbotham will be airing a special live broadcasts from Whitten Oval, Footscray on Sunday March 17th.

The 2019 AFLW Pride Game is between the Bulldogs and Carlton with kick off from 4pm with both teams wearing rainbow-themed Guernseys, and the 50-metre arc will be in rainbow colours, along with the goal umpire flags.

If you can’t make it to this free and inclusive event then tune into JOY and catch what we feel is the best coverage of AFL in the nation with Susannah, Fiona, Bec, Bree & Rachael and Tegan.

Click here for more details.

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Calling Courtney Act – Come join us on JOY https://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/2019/03/14/calling-courtney-act-come-join-us-on-joy/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:09:38 +0000 http://joy.org.au/madwednesdays/?p=1664 Shane Jenek, also known as the talented drag performer Courtney Act, has been wowing Australian audiences on the latests season of Dancing with the Stars. With performances that challenge notions of gender, expression and your […]

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Shane Jenek, also known as the talented drag performer Courtney Act, has been wowing Australian audiences on the latests season of Dancing with the Stars. With performances that challenge notions of gender, expression and your sense of self, it’s just one of the reasons why we have loved watching the evolution of who they are in television shows and onstage around the globe.

Robbie & Dean have decided to put the call out on MAD Wednesday to have Shane/Courtney join them on JOY, will they get them on our airwaves?

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