9 episodes

A comedy podcast about things that are actually sad. Alice Fraser brings you a series of three solo stand-up shows, that explore the boundary between comedy and tragedy. You’ll meet her family, her foes and the extremely strange community she grew up in. Each show is in two acts, it will make more sense if you choose Act 1 first.

Alice Fraser Trilogy ABC Radio Comedy

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

A comedy podcast about things that are actually sad. Alice Fraser brings you a series of three solo stand-up shows, that explore the boundary between comedy and tragedy. You’ll meet her family, her foes and the extremely strange community she grew up in. Each show is in two acts, it will make more sense if you choose Act 1 first.

    01 | Savage Act 1

    01 | Savage Act 1

    Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult themes

    A comedy about things that are actually sad.



    This is where the story begins. Alice is walking to the hospital and runs into an old friend. After this, listen to Savage, Act 2



    Written and performed by Alice Fraser at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    Produced and sound engineered by Bryce Halliday

    • 38 min
    02 | Savage Act II

    02 | Savage Act II

    Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult themes

    A comedy about things that are actually sad. The second half of the first part of the story. Find out what happens to Dick, and sing along to some Elvis. After this, listen to The Resistance Act I.

    Written and performed by Alice Fraser at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    Thanks to Helen Zaltzman, Tom Ballard and Zan Rowe for their memories

    Produced and sound engineered by Bryce Halliday

    • 23 min
    03 | The Resistance Act I

    03 | The Resistance Act I

    Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult themes

    This is the beginning of the second show. Alice introduces you to the house she grew up in, and the mysterious people she grew up with.
    After this, listen to The Resistance, Act 2.



    Written and performed by Alice Fraser at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival



    CAST:

    Alice Fraser as Granny

    Facundo Herrera as Luis

    Jennifer Vuletic as Mrs Sergei

     

    ‘Disclaimer Song’ band:

    Bryce Halliday on piano accordion

    Dane Carroll on trombone

     

    Produced and sound engineered by Bryce Halliday

    • 28 min
    04 | The Resistance Act II

    04 | The Resistance Act II

    Warning: This podcast contains very strong language and adult themes from the start

    This is the second half of the second show. Find out the mysteries behind the mysterious people Alice grew up with, and why it’s not easy to be a good person. There’s a multiple choice question. A woman is violent to a child.
    After this, listen to Part 3: Empire, Act 1.



    Written and performed by Alice Fraser at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

     

    CAST:

    Alice Fraser as Granny

    Facundo Herrera as Luis

    Jennifer Vuletic as Mrs Sergei

    Sapidah Kian as Madame Durga Lao

    Nikki Britton as Parent

     

    ‘Disclaimer Song’ band:

    Bryce Halliday on piano accordion

    Dane Carroll on trombone

     

    ‘Gut Song’ snare drummer: Claudine Field

     

    Additional piano music by Bryce Halliday

     

    Produced and sound engineered by Bryce Halliday

    • 24 min
    05 | Empire Act I

    05 | Empire Act I

    Warning: This podcast contains very strong language and adult themes from the start

    This is the beginning of the final story of the Trilogy. It begins with Quantum physics, good and evil, Dads, and Disney villains. After this, listen to Empire, Act 2



    Written and performed by Alice Fraser at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    Produced and sound engineered by Bryce Halliday.

    • 29 min
    06 | Empire Act II

    06 | Empire Act II

    Warning: This podcast contains very strong language and adult themes from the start

    Alice’s fascination with Quantum physics is resolved into a metaphor about storytelling and knowledge. We go to a funeral and there’s a confrontation. Schroedinger’s box gets opened.


    Written and performed by Alice Fraser at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

     

    CAST:

    Michael Fraser as Michael Fraser

    Bryce Halliday as Survey Doctor

     

    Produced and sound engineered by Bryce Halliday

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Audavian ,

A beautiful listen

Beautiful, intelligent, sensitive, thought-provoking… and funny. Thank you, Alice, for making these shows available.

Ghostage73 ,

Thinking Comedy

A brilliant stand up set that is funny, deep and moving- a fantastic listen. Make sure you listen to the bonus interview with her father too.

Gungan2018 ,

Truly amazing

Alice Fraser deserves so many awards for these stand-up shows. They are philosophical, beautiful, full of characters, with a diverse range of emotions.

On top of that the production quality superb. A truly special trilogy and a great medium to share them. I hope to listen to more in the future.

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