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Comic happy as laughs turn to tears

Posted by Philip Patston on 5 December 2009, 4:10 pm in , , ,

by Lindy Laird | 4th December 2009 | Northern Advocate

At a lunchtime poetry reading in Whangarei on Disability Awareness Day, Philip Patston told the audience he had recently denounced labels.

"So I'm no longer a gay, disabled, vegetarian comedian," he said yesterday.

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Ex-comedian takes poetry to Northland

Posted by Philip Patston on 30 November 2009, 4:19 pm in , , , ,

What do you call a comedian who doesn’t want to have to be funny anymore? A poet on a mission.

Gay, disabled comedian, social entrepreneur – and now poet – Philip Patston will perform his unique brand of poetry to Whangarei to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons on 3 December.

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Poetry on Music

Posted by Philip Patston on 13 October 2009, 10:41 am in , ,

I'm teaming up with Tony Lewis on harmonica and Apple Garageband on bass to perform my poetry from the last couple of decades. It's an eclectic mix of Dylan-esque rap and Linkin-esque rhapsody, with (unexpectedly) serious and (expectedly) not-so-serious overtones.

The Thirsty Dog
469 K’Rd (cnr Howe St)
Tues 20 Oct from 8:00pm

No cover charge – koha accepted

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