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Interview: Kaplan on Comedy (1)

Soon after speaking with Steve Kaplan, first on Twitter and later here in Sydney, I became a fan. Although comedy is still very much a mystery to me, Steve has lifted the veil, only an inch but just enough to give me a smidgen of hope. Karel: Steve Kaplan welcome to The Story Department, I am so glad you could …

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‘Tis the season to welcome miracles.

The halls have been decked with the proverbial holly. Lists have been checked, twice. Red suits pressed. Reindeers shoed. Huge-never-to-be-repeated-all-stock-must-go-(no-really)-sales are in full festive swing. Resistance is futile. The silly season is upon us once more. Some people rue this time of year because they’re single or their family’s nuts – or both. For me, this time, especially New Year’s …