In the Beginning There Was Tripod

This is the song that started it all. ‘Climate Change’ by Australian musical comedy trio Tripod, featuring Felix and Harry from The Cat Empire, performed on the short-lived variety show The Sideshow (hosted by Australian comedy legend Paul McDermott).

I found this clip while I was obsessed with The Cat Empire (aka the best band ever), and I thought it was pretty funny. I then did the natural YouTube thing: I clicked a related link. And another. And another. It was the beginning of a new obsession. An obsession with comedy.

Because of this, Tripod hold a special place in my chuckle-infused heart. I got to see them for the first time this April at the MICF; they performed their epic comedy-musical Tripod versus the Dragon (featuring Elana Stone). I got to meet them afterwards, get a picture and a signed CD, and tell them that they changed my life. It was brilliant.

Tripod recently filmed a DVD of their show. They have been answering TvtD-related questions on their YouTube channel. They also have a Twitter account, amongst other social media things.

Also, I just found this. Tripod covers The Cat Empire. Too good!

On a separate note, KT Turnstall posted this on her Twitter:


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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