Anyone wanna run?


Since the last post, I’ve spoken at length with friends and co-collaborators about the direction The Bloke Show should take and there’s been drastic changes to the plan. The comedy series will continue in a scaled down low-budget form, but will only be a part of a much wider web based approach that will incorporate multifarious comedic concepts via this very web page. There’s nothing like running before you can walk I always say. Anyone wanna run?

Instead of specializing we are going to create an EPIC site of BIG BLOKE proportions, a one-stop comedy site, filled with contributions that are both editorial and crowdsourced. Watch for the miraculous site transformation in the coming weeks/months.If you’ve got any ideas -let us know!


There’s been some goings-on. I recently celebrated my 44th birthday in grand style – no…I know what you’re thinking…. don’t ring or send chocolates or flowers or anything … really … its alright … besides, you’re too damn late. The reason I mention this- years ago (I’m guessing around 1996) in Australia I watched a news story about a festival that takes place in the Nevada desert every year, I can recall thinking how cool it was and that it was an event I’d really like to go to – an Arts based, free-expression, counter-culture (at least it was then) week-long festival, at the end of which, they burn a huge effigy of a man. Burning Man. Fast-track to my birthday, when a good friend presents me with the gift of a ticket to that same festival. Yeah baby!

So, all things being well, in late August I’ll be heading to Nevada in an RV to camp with 50,000 or so Arts loving, peace loving… well just… loving friends in the middle of the playa at Black Rock Desert. I’ve got the Kaftan, got the goggles and am going op-shopping with friends to put together some costumes – ready to go mama. There’s nothing like an Arts festival and hippy love to get the creative juices flowing.

Mr Sugars wish you could be there! And Mr Gibson – yeah I’ll be squeezing into the Kev-Rock t-shirt with pride!

Rock on August!


Inflatable Art

The Pink Bus


Til next post ciao,


About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again. Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.
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