By dan

A Rational Fear on Radio National

Someone at ABC Radio will probably lose their job for this… but A Rational Fear is moving to RN for a limited season!

From humble beginnings as a live to air comedy radio program on FBi, A Rational Fear caught the ear of ABC’s Radio National and will be recording every thursday night in June in front of a live audience at Sydney’s Laugh Garage.

Normally we bang out a show filled with a particular style of bullshit once a month, but since this is an election year I’m fairly confident we can deliver the high levels of bullshit each week. We can be serious too, we’ve covered organ donation, climate change and even what it’s like to be a mexican drug lord in Sydney

Joining Me on stage each week will be Chris Taylor (The Chaser) and Lewis Hobba (Hungry Beast/Triple J) as well as a mix of Sydney’s sharpest minds including Tom Ballad (Triple J) HG Nelson (Roy and HG), Heath Franklin (Ronnie Johns’ Chopper), Veronica Milsom (Mad As Hell), Josh Lawson, (Anchor Man 2), Chas Licciardello (The Chaser) Alice Fraser (Nerd Nite) Jazz Twemlow (The Roast), Cameron James (Late Nite Zoo) Scott Abbott (The Checkout) Michelle Lim (Mayor Of Easy Street) Nina Oyama (Erotic Fan Fiction).

A Rational Fear is a tightly packed format held together by the slick musical stylings of DJ Tom Loud, with a combination of sketch, standup, and interviews. Past special guests have included Kamahl, Tim Flannery, Chris Taylor, Mark Colvin, Guido Hatzis, The Bondi Hipsters, Wil Anderson and Leila McKinnon.

A Rational Fear will be on stage every Thursday night in June at Sydney’s Laugh Garage, tickets are $20 on the door. (Doors open at 7pm, 8pm show)

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By dan

Honing my Jones

The poor parrot, lately he’s been out of his cage causing a racket. Alan Jones has been a powerful force in Australian media for a very long time. It’s been said that his influence can make or break Prime Ministers.

However lately he seems to be losing that golden touch. Traditional media in all forms is becoming flatter, and broadcasting is becoming narrower. I secretly love The Parrot, I think he’s a terrific, strange and repugnant character who claims to be the voice of the battler. He’s one man who is very much in touch with everyday people, he sees them out the window of his chauffeur driven merc , swiftly walks past them on the way to his private lift at his office, peers down at them with binoculars from his penthouse apartment above Sydney’s toaster. I’m sure he even hears stories about battlers from David his butler.

That’s why I love Alan, he’s a guy that’s missing something from his life, so he fills it with the fantastic (and fabulous) Here are several impressions I’ve done of Alan Jones over the years… from the latest to the very first. He’s beautiful character.

Alan Jones has at least ONE advertiser left on his show…. Alan Jones (Thanks to Charlie Pickering for this idea)

Alan Jones makes a heartfelt apology to the Prime Minister:

Alan Jones in Annie The Musical (Hamster Wheel ABCTV)

I can’t find this clip online.. but I’ll see if I can dig it up somewhere else… Written by Chris Taylor, it was a sketch about Jone’s incorrect figures on climate change. Classic Chaser.

Dan Ilic doing Alan Jones at Digital Eskimo’s Do Gooder Launch 

Do Gooder – Dan Ilic does Alan Jones from Do Gooder on Vimeo.

Alan Jones talks climate denial with HG Nelson (Steaming Toad)

Alan Jones does a cameo in I’m A Climate Scientist
Probably my favourite sketch I wrote and directed for Hungry Beast

Ever noticed how John Michael Howson and Alan Jones sound the same?

Alan Jones vs The Worm (Fairfax Media)

Alan Jones calls the date for the 2007 Election (Fairfax Digital)
This was the very first go at it… so the writing is a bit dodgy… and man.. I am seriously fat… why did no one tell me?

A great pic from the set of I’m A Climate Scientist

A Rational Fear on Radio National
Honing my Jones