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February 24, 2018 09:17:58
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“It was originally intended to be a penal settlement and it’d be perfect for that purpose.”It’s like someone sat down and thought: ‘How can we engineer this place for maximum misery?'”I think putting it in a sweaty little valley is just a nice way to do it.”Is it really that bad?Mr Lombard said while Brisburned does poke fun at the frustrations Brisbanites face, it also focuses on the city’s endearing qualities.”Back in my twenties if you wanted to go out there was half a dozen places on Eagle Street where you could go out, and if you wanted to go to a bar and listen to music it was difficult,” he said.”Brisbane is changing and it’s really developing and I really quite like living here now.”I’ve realised wherever you live is where you live there’s the same frustrations and not everywhere is exciting all the time, so is Brisbane really that bad?”Brisburned also stars Mike Griffin, James Tinniswood, Laura Sullivan, and Liz Tuckett. (612 ABC Brisbane: Jessica Hinchliffe)
What do you think?We asked ABC Brisbane’s Facebook followers what they dislike about the city they called home. Paul Smith”The lack of parking at all the hospitals in Brisbane. What bugs you most about Brisbane?The last few months of intolerable humidity? (ABC News: Giulio Saggin)
“No one seems to know where it is that they’re supposed to be or what lane they’re supposed to be in.”I feel like even the sat nav just sort of cuts in and says, ‘May the Force be with you’ and ‘Good luck work it out’.” The awful humidity”Brisbane is a sub-tropical swampland,” he said. Removing cars from dropping and picking up children outside schools which are on main roads. Being stuck in peak hour traffic on Coronation Drive? (ABC News: Patrick Williams)
“One of my pet peeves at the moment is just how many guys wear RM Williams boots with a business suit,” Mr Lombard said.”If I was the boss and you turned up to work in RMs, I’d take away your ergonomic office chair and just give you a saddle and see if that sorts you out.”Really sort out who’s a cowboy and who’s following the Joneses.” Traffic jams”There is one intersection that gets me at the end of Ann Street when you go onto the Riverside Express Way,” he said. Getting the flu during Ekka season?There may be some parts of life in the Queensland capital that drive you up the wall, but it’s inspiration for comedian Mark Lombard.He’s turning his list of things that bug him about Brisbane into a theatrical revue-style show titled Brisburned, to perform at the Brisbane Comedy Festival next month.We asked him to share a bit about what was annoying him at the moment: Our fashion sense
Mark Lombard will be joined on stage by four other comedians. Here are some of the highlights:”The traffic, the public transport system, the politicians, everything closing at about 8:00pm”. Incorrect road signage and more street lighting required around schools, parks and streets.” Roz Pearson”The way Brisbane dwellers look down on those living in Logan or Ipswich as if we’re somehow inferior.” Sandra Mansell”The Brisbane Entertainment Centre carpark after a concert, takes at least an hour to get home and I only live three suburbs away.” Janelle Kane Photo:
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