Aug 29, 2017
Hello from the other side of the planet!
This episode of Smart Camp comes to you from Sydney where I
talk with charming Australian comedy superstar Wil Anderson.
I first met Wil at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in
Since then we have worked with each other in London, New York,
Montreal and Los Angeles. His effervescent charm and comedic
intelligence always delights me when we get to spend time together
and this episode is packed with important knowledge that should be
living in your brain.
Wil and I discuss the championship boxing match of the
century, when Jack Johnson became the first black heavy weight
champion of the world in Sydney in 1908.
You will learn where the term "Great White Hope" comes from
and the aftermath of Jim Jeffries getting his ass beat in Reno.
(Not the comedian Jim Jeffries).
You will learn why there is no pride in genocide and the
proper way to arrange statues in Sydney. Why are all Australians
made of money and what did the Aboriginal people say when the first
white English people to arrive asked them what they called
kangaroos. Why should Australia Day be called Invasion Day?
Learn why the Melbourne Demons should embrace full evil.
Learn a brief history of Ben Cousins and why Ned Kelly's last
words are tattooed to his stomach. Wil teaches me how he uses
advertising and marketing as a sense to look at the world on his
show "Gruen" that has been running for ten years on Australian
television. Learn how by using your data companies know more about
you than you do. Let us help you see that advertising is emotional
pollution and how to remain happy in the modern world. What
memorable clash did Wil have with Heath Ledger and what are Mick
Jagger's best one liners?
Embrace how charitable acts always come back to you and how
owning your choices in life is the path to contentment. I know so
many beautiful lunatics in the comedy world and it is a joy to be
back in Australia and get to gab it up with the one and only Wil