Whose roses are those? Rose’s!

The title of this blog comes from a ridiculous conversation held at Spleen Bar in Melbourne, Australia earlier this year. It was my going-home party and my friend Hannah had bought me a dozen red roses. They were lying on a table while we watched our friend Oliver Clark playing guitar. A drunken patron spotted them and asked, ‘Whose roses are those?’ to which my friends replied ‘They’re Rose’s.’ He frowned and said ‘I know they’re roses… but whose are they?’ Comedy gold.

Which brings me to the purpose of this blog. I spent 6 months in Melbourne this year. While I was there, I saw 45 shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and went to countless comedy nights. Now that I’m back on the west coast of Canada, I’m sorely missing live comedy. But why should my location stop me from enjoying funny people? It’s the 21st century! We have the Internet! YouTube! Podcasts! The Oatmeal! So I have challenged myself to post about comedy every day, and in the process widen my knowledge of comedy (particularly because I can only name about two American stand-ups. oh dear.) and hopefully bring some laughs to my Internet peeps. Ambitious? Me, never.


About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helped produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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3 Responses to Whose roses are those? Rose’s!

  1. Finn says:

    Dear Rose,
    How does one who lives in Victoria find out more about comedy workshops ? I see no email address of yours, so I cannot send message…..

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