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Showko Showfuketei has adapted her Japanese comedy for a Western audience.
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You guys were upset.”George Dimarelos, Australia

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George Dimarelos tells Jon Faine not all countries are relaxed about the word ‘wog’. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Simon Leo Brown )
Two-time Emmy nominee Loyiso Gola said he thought human beings were the same the world over. it’s more visual, more slapstick.”Loyiso Gola, South Africa

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South African comedian Loyiso Gola says his material stays the same no matter where he performs. “I added my handmade puppets, I do ventriloquism … “I’m not even trying to be all kumbaya,” he said.”Human beings go through the same stuff, the same emotions, we all go through break-up, heartbreaks.”We all, for all intents and purposes, have the same needs and wants.”

Listen back Ahead of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival the ABC’s Jon Faine is joined by comedians from around the world. “It was just a drizzle … (ABC Radio Melbourne: Simon Leo Brown)
Greek-Australian comedian George Dimarelos said one of the differences between Australia and the UK was the word “wog”.He said he had met British people who were flabbergasted there was an Australian film named Wog Boy.”We’re very casual about the use of the term ‘wog’, but in other countries that’s actually a horrific racial slur, which it was here once.”It throws people a bit [when I say], ‘I’m such a wog’, and they’re like, ‘Woah, that is not OK’.”He said that was not the only racial slur that had made its way into Australian vernacular.”We also have a cheese called Coon.”Tune in to ABC Radio Melbourne tonight for Comedy Bites and sample more than 20 comedians performing at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. “You have stand-up comedy, we have sit-down comedy,” Showko said.”While we are sitting, and wearing kimono, I am telling you funny stories.”While traditional Rakugo is performed without props, Showko starts her shows with stand-up and uses puppets during her routines.She does this, in part, to warm up Western audiences who are unfamiliar with the artform. He said while he might change “a nuance” of the show for a local audience, his material stayed essentially the same. “I do the same show that I do in South Africa in New York, London, anywhere I go.”There are, of course, cultural differences from place to place.”I do find that Melbourne people complain a lot.” He recalled Melburnians reacting badly to rainy weather when he was last in town. How much do touring comedians have to change their jokes for local audiences?Ahead of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, ABC Radio Mebourne’s Jon Faine asked a panel of comedians from around the world whether they adapted their material when taking it abroad.Showko Showfuketei, JapanShowko performs Rakugo, a traditional form of Japanese comedy that dates back hundreds of years.Rakugo is a solo act, with the performer telling stories while seated onstage.

Melanie Martinez – Cry Baby (Remix) Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You seem to replace your brain with your heart
You take things so hard and then you fall apart
You try to explain, but before you can start
Those cry baby tears come out of the dark
[Verse 2]
You’re all on your own and you lost all your friends
You told yourself that it’s not you, it’s them
You’re one of a kind and no one understands
But those cry baby tears keep coming back again
[Chorus]
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby
You’ll just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby
You’ll just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
[Verse 3]
You’re all on your own and you lost all your friends
You told yourself that it’s not you, it’s them
You’re one of a kind and no one understands
But those cry baby tears keep coming back again
[Verse 4]
You seem to replace your brain with your heart
You take things so hard and then you fall apart
You try to explain, but before you can start
Those cry baby tears come out of the dark
[Pre-Chorus]
Someone’s turning the handle to that faucet in your eyes
You pour it out where everyone can see
Your heart’s too big for your body, it’s why it won’t fit inside
You pour it out where everyone can see
[Chorus 2]
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby
Cry baby, cry baby

Waka Flocka Flame – Today Lyrics

[Intro: Big Bank]
You know every day
I try to make the next day better than the last day
Do something positive
Focus on the profit
Today is the day
Zaytoven
[Chorus: Big Bank]
Today is the day
Today is the day
Today is the day (today)
I can see the sun (sun)
Had a hell a lot of cloudy ones (cloudy ones)
Today is the day i’ve been waitin’ on (today)
Today today today is the day (yeah)
Today gon’ be a good one (a good one)
Can’t let nobody steal my joy (Can’t let nobody steal my joy)
Not today, no way
[Verse 1: Big Bank]
Today is the day (today)
It’s time to get paid (get paid)
I feel some type of way (feel good yall)
I woke up in a good mood
Put on all my jewelry (all of it)
Make a hater furious (bitch)
Today i’m feelin’ better than i’ve felt in a long time
Feel like old times again
My bitch ain’t bitchin’ (ain’t bitchin)
All in my business
She let a nigga live today (she let me live)
Plus I did numbers in the trap
Called all my caps made a big [?] today
[Chorus: Big Bank]
Today is the day
Today is the day
Today is the day (today)
I can see the sun (sun)
Had a hell a lot of cloudy ones (cloudy ones)
Today is the day i’ve been waitin’ on (today)
Today today today is the day (yeah)
Today gon’ be a good one (a good one)
Can’t let nobody steal my joy (Can’t let nobody steal my joy)
Not today, no way
[Verse 2: Waka Flocka Flame]
Flocka! I woke up on a good side emoji happy face (you know)
I’ma be drunk before noon shitfaced (Waka!)
Smoke it by the bell
Drink d’ussé by the case
I told black to pull ’em cars out these women wanna play
We on south beach [?]
Thirty bottles of rose
Please treat me with respect because that burner on my waist (you know)
Sucker for a cute face
Sucker for a cute face
Slim waist, babe gave me the keys to her place (squad!)
She won’t fuck with you fakes
My day goin’ good, won’t let them steal my joy (nah)
Put that on my hood
Love my lil’ girl, her smile mean a world
(Waka Flocka Flames!)
[Chorus: Big Bank]
Today is the day
Today is the day
Today is the day (today)
I can see the sun (sun)
Had a hell a lot of cloudy ones (cloudy ones)
Today is the day i’ve been waitin’ on (today)
Today today today is the day (yeah)
Today gon’ be a good one (a good one)
Can’t let nobody steal my joy (Can’t let nobody steal my joy)
Not today, no way

Juice WRLD – I swear Lyrics

[Chorus]
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
[Verse 1]
Boy I swear, I’m better than ever and I’ma be better forever
Boy I swear, she fuckin’ whoever whenever I fuck her whenever
Boy I swear, just keep it together, the money I get it forever
Boy I swear, forever forever fucking forever forever
Boy I swear, I’m laced up caked up with this ecstasy
I treat these drugs like my women, I keep ’em next to me
I got more brain than that spinach, I need my veggies
Breathing heavy but steady, these eggs they keep me from stressin’
I don’t know what planet I’m on, all we do is roll up that strong
Take a couple hits then I’m gone, and we gone
[Chorus]
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
[Verse 2]
Girl I swear, you wasn’t there when a nigga needed you
I was doing everything god could to please you
Now I’m finna leave you, your ass is see through
I ain’t Stevie, but I swear that I can’t see you
I’ma tell you what I do I’m the man, I’m the man
With or without you, I don’t need you at all
Abide by my rules, I’ma smash every day, I’ma lose my cool
Boy I swear, boy I swear, get this mansion for my momma
Boy I swear, get a condo, a beach house in the Bahamas
Boy I swear, smoking weed and talking business with Obama
Boy I swear, I’ma do it all and all in the drama
[Chorus]
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
[Verse 3]
You know I swear, you know these niggas talking
But me, I am not caring, I never walk the streets
I just run ’em and take on errands I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
Boy I swear, boy I swear
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man
I’m the man, I’m the man

Kris Kross – Lil’ Boys in da Hood Lyrics

Word up, G
Hey yo, I understand what you’re saying. filled all the way up. These kids rolled up in a ragtop and ?. Y’know what I’m sayin’? Yo, homie.”
Word, man! What about you? Well, let me tell you what happened at the creek yesterday. Man, I don’t know. We were down on the field. I’m just chillin’. that ?, G
Well, I’m the mac and it’s like that where I live
Brothers gettin’ shot trying to stay positive
Want ta start lookin’ harder than the next man
It’s the way of the hood, lookin’ good is the game plan
Lettin’ the bass unload, in the cheap
Skull caps and hoods is how the brothers creep
To some it may not sound too good
But this is what we see growin’ up as lil’ boys in da hood
[Spoken]
Ay yo, Kris, man. I’m out
See ya! We gonna kick a little flavor to show where we comin’ from
Yo, I’m with that on the straight up on the Columbo tip
Hey yo, check this out
[Verse 1]
On the corner is the one they call ‘daddy’
Watchin’ all the players as they roll in their caddy
That’s my every day scenery
Little kids? [Spoken]
Hey yo, Kris
What up, man? , is all you hear
“What up, player? He runned
[Verse 2]
A lotta mac in the jack in the dome where I’m from
If you try a brother ?, you get done
I hope you come strapped with a gat
Cuz the brothers in the hood don’t be havin’ that
Beatin’? Yeah, just the other day this kid got smoked in the middle of my parking lot. I’m just chillin’, livin’ mac-adocious
Word to herd, yo? They was like, “Yo, what up? How ya livin’?” is the words he’ll speak
Walk with a pimp to my funky beat
Gettin’ beat down each day is how it is
When you’re livin’ in the hood as lil’ kids
[Spoken]
Man, when you roll through the hood, you gotta roll with force
Cuz as you saw, we raw
Hey yo, Kris, man. You gots to be lyin’
Nah, homes
Ay yo, Kris. You’re makin’ me real ill with these guns, y’know what I’m sayin’? Homeboy had about six pair of socks on.? He probably was just tryin’ to impress me
Word, man. niggas and a whole lot of gear
Five-oh,?

Lady Gaga – Shut Up Lyrics

Every time you vap and I get tired
Spit some shit that’s inspired
I love you but if you worked for me
Baby, you would be fired
You know you do it for me hard
Heavy metal superstar
I need you but if you worked for me
Baby, you’d be retired
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
Frankly don’t care
Every time you vap and I get tired
Spit some shit that’s inspired
I love you but if you worked for me
Baby, you would be fired
You know it for me hard
Heavy metal superstar
I need you but if you worked for me
Baby, you’d be retired
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
I frankly don’t care
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
I frankly don’t care
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
I frankly don’t care
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
I frankly don’t care
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
I frankly don’t care
Shut up, shut up
I frankly don’t care
I frankly don’t care

Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath (Ark Angel Remix) Lyrics

[Intro]
Catch my breath, my breath, my breath
Catch my breath, my breath, my breath
Catch my breath, my breath, my breath
Catch my breath
[Verse 1]
I don’t wanna be left behind
Distance was a friend of mine
Catching breath in a web of lies
I’ve spent most of my life
Riding waves, playing acrobat
Shadowboxing the other half
Learning how to react
I’ve spent most of my time
[Pre-Hook]
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
[Hook]
Catch my breath
No one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath
Won’t let ’em get me down, it’s all so simple now
My breath
[Verse 2]
Addicted to the love I found
Heavy heart, now a weightless cloud
Making time for the ones that count
I’ll spend the rest of my time
Laughing hard with the windows down
Leaving footprints all over town
Keeping faith, karma comes around
I will spend the rest of my life
[Pre-Hook]
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
[Hook]
Catch my breath
No one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath
Won’t let ’em get me down, it’s all so simple now
My breath
My breath

Lady Gaga – Trigger Lyrics

In the white room, with the yellow chair
Was her baby, with his angry stare
In the white room, through their violet eyes
Shes just a baby taken by surprise
They never really knew it then
How to do it when
Ring, ring ring-a-ding
They never really knew it then
How to do it when
Ring, ring ring-a–ding
In the white room, she had jet black hair
She held his head down, but he left her there
In the white room, you could hear their cries
Sound of a baby heard his very first lie
They never really knew it then
How to do it when
Ring, ring ring-a-ding
They never really knew it then
How to do it when
Ring, ring ring-a-ding
Ring, ring, ring
She goes
The telephone, the telephone
Ring, ring, ring
She goes
The telephone, the telephone
They never really knew it then
How to do it when
He had her
They never really knew it then
How to do it with
The safety off the trigger

Lady Gaga – Your Freakin’ Car Lyrics

I know where you were last night
I saw you with your hands on her
Rubbing her like you love her more than me
And I cannot believe
What’s she got that I don’t –
Know how you could pass up a night with me
To drive ’round homegirl
When I got her body you can feel
Boy, she’s not even real
Don’t lie to me ’cause
I don’t understand it
Why you always with your freakin’ car (your freakin car, freakin’ car)
I cannot believe it
You’d rather be with your freakin’ car (your freakin’ car, freakin’ car)
You stayed home to repaint her
When I could use a hot wax, personal manicure
I need attention too
So you might have to choose
‘Cause I can’t take it
When I know that I’m more fine
And I got the interior love and it’s genuine
My trunk is just as round and I’ll never break down
Babe, it’s not fair that
I don’t understand it
Why you always with your freakin’ car (your freakin car, freakin’ car)
I cannot believe it
You’d rather be with your freakin’ car (your freakin’ car, freakin’ car)
I don’t understand it
Why you always with your freakin’ car (your freakin car, freakin’ car)
I cannot believe it
You’d rather be with your freakin’ car (your freakin’ car, freakin’ car)

Lady Gaga – Oh Baby Lyrics

Tall buddy told me your name
And that you had no woman
High heeled shoes and tight jeans
I could be your girlfriend
Can you see us, superstar love
In between the sheets we go
Oh, baby, oh, baby
We’ve got music tonight
We’re gonna make it happen this time, this time
Let’s get physical, ride her like a bicycle
Oh, baby, oh, baby
Never met a man like you
Sugar pie gone real bad
Lookin’ for a whole lotta love
Song comes on
We sing “hell, yeah”
Can you see us, superstar love
In between the sheets we go
Oh, baby, oh, baby
We’ve got music tonight
We’re gonna make it happen this time, this time
Let’s get physical, ride her like a bicycle
Oh, baby, oh, baby

Lady Gaga – Love Sick Girl Lyrics

Face down in a pillow, she cries
Her black mascara runs in circles from her-er-er eyes
Pink feather regrets she washes away
She said she wants him
But it’s hurtin’ and it’s burnin’ him the worst
The worst way
Listen to the girl
She’s love sick oh, oh
She’s got a new man
But he doesn’t know-ow
‘Bout the love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
Love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
She says she wants him
But it’s hurtin’ and it’s burnin’, oh
Love sick girl
Luck down in a bathroom, she cries
Her white skin looks better in this kind of light
Pink feather regrets she washes away
Looks in her mirror
And it’s hurtin’ and it’s burnin’ in the worst
The worst way
Listen to the girl
She’s love sick oh, oh
She’s got a new man
But he doesn’t know-ow
‘Bout the love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
Love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
She says she wants him
But it’s hurtin’ and it burnin’, oh
Love sick girl
Face down in a pillow, she cries
Her black mascara runs in circles from her-er-er eyes
Listen to the girl
She’s love sick oh, oh
She’s got a new man
But he doesn’t know-ow
‘Bout the love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
Love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
She says she wants him
But it’s hurtin’ and it burnin’, oh
Love sick girl

Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath (Cash Cash Remix) Lyrics

[Intro]
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
[Verse 1]
I don’t wanna be left behind
Distance was a friend of mine
Catching breath in a web of lies
I’ve spent most of my life
Riding waves, playing acrobat
Shadowboxing the other half
Learning how to react
I’ve spent most of my time
[Pre-Hook]
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
[Hook]
Catch my breath
No one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath
Won’t let ’em get me down, it’s all so simple now
[Verse 2]
Addicted to the love I found
Heavy heart, now a weightless cloud
Making time for the ones that count (ones that count)
I’ll spend the rest of my time
Laughing hard with the windows down
Leaving footprints all over town
Keeping faith, karma comes around
I will spend the rest of my life
[Pre-Hook]
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
[Hook]
Catch my breath
No one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath
Won’t let ’em get me down, it’s all so simple now
It’s all so simple now
[Bridge]
In everything
You helped me see
The beauty, the beauty
You helped me see
The beauty in everything
In everything
[Hook]
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
No one can hold me back, I ain’t got time for that
Catch my breath
Won’t let ’em get me down, it’s all so simple now
It’s all so simple now
It’s all so simple now
Catch my breath
Catch my breath
[Outro]
I will spend the rest of my life
Catch my breath

Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath (A-Lab Club Mix) Lyrics

[Instrumental Intro]
[Verse 1]
I don’t wanna be left behind
Distance was a friend of mine
Catching breath in a web of lies
I’ve spent most of my life
Riding waves, playing acrobat
Shadowboxing the other half
Learning how to react
I’ve spent most of my time
[Pre-Hook]
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
Catching my breath, breath, breath… (Breath)
Catching my breath, breath (breath)
Catching my breath, breath (breath)
[Hook]
Won’t let them get me down, it’s all so simple now
[Verse 2]
Addicted to the love I found
Heavy heart, now a weightless cloud
Making time for the ones that count
I’ll spend the rest of my time
Laughing hard with the windows down
Leaving footprints all over town
Keeping faith, karma comes around
I will spend the rest of my life
[Pre-Hook]
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of the show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won’t be told what’s supposed to be right
Catching my breath, breath, breath… (breath)
Catching my breath, breath (breath)
Catching my breath, breath (breath)
Catching my breath, breath, breath…
(Breath)

Lady Gaga – Spin U Around Lyrics

Love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
The temperature’s goodbye
But don’t look me in the eye
‘Cause you know
I spin you around
Spin you around
Spin you around
Love’s not something you can pick
Sound-o-phobic music, sick
I get lost in everything you say
Something ’bout you and me
Is made of steam, a little mean
But I prefer us both that way
‘Cause you know
I spin you around
Spin you around
Spin you around
Spin you around
Spin you around
Around and around and around
And around and around
Around and around and around
And around and around
Around, around, around Never seen so many purple clouds
The situation’s inside out
Love sick girl
Where does it hurt
Where does it hurt
The temperature’s goodbye
But don’t look me in the eye
‘Cause you know
I spin you around
Spin you around
Spin you around
Body lays inside the broken glass
How did we make such a mess?

Lady Gaga – Yay Ha Lyrics

Face down in a pillow, she cries
Her black mascara runs in circles from her-er-er eyes
Pink feather regrets she washes away
She said she wants him
But it’s hurtin’ and it’s burnin’ him the worst
The worst way
She does the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Let’s do the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Luck down in a bathroom, she cries
Her white skin looks better in this kind of light
Pink feather regrets she washes away
Looks in her mirror
And it’s hurtin’ and it’s burnin’ in the worst
The worst way
She does the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Let’s do the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
She does the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Let’s do the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Face down in a pillow, she cries
Her black mascara runs in circles from her-er-er eyes
She says she loves to run
Her hands are tongue tied
He said “its just a game’
Then why do we play
Ya ha
She says she loves to run
Yay ha
Her hands are tongue tied
Ya ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Then why do we play
She does the yay ha
Then why do we play
She does the yay ha
Then why do we play
Let’s do the yay ha
Yay, yay, yay, yay ha
Then why do we play
Then why do we play
Then why do we play
Then why do we play