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Tinged with Gilt – Independent Weekly ReviewTinged with Gilt – Independent Weekly Review

7 Mar 2008 | Published in Fringe Shows, Media

A scorching autumn night in the Tin Shed at the Wheatsheaf Hotel Thebarton was no place to play it straight and Anthony Jucha didn’t try.
Tinged with Gilt, his latest Fringe offering, was tinged with laughter, surprise appearances by two people in a horse costume and a re-enactment of Michael Hutchence’s last hours.
Jucha, a lawyer with a conscience, touch of madness and an apparent penchant for ladies’ underwear, mixed multimedia with live comedy and music. Jucha and friend Michael Hicks take the crowd on Jucha’s rambling, but entertaining journey from corporate lawyer to defending the citizens of Redfern, Sydney and refugees.
His [...]

Tinged with Gilt – The Adelaide FixTinged with Gilt – The Adelaide Fix

11 Mar 2006 | Published in Fringe Shows, Media

The funniest moments in this show were actually provided by Rundle Mall shoppers during a vox pop-style !lm segment shown at the start of the evening. Anthony Jucha (pronounced Yoo-ha) presents a show outlining one lawyer’s trials and tribulations from Sydney to Port Kemble to Redfern and back again. There are moments of interest – one can’t avoid the sexual strangulation scene – however for the most part the show lacked rhythm and at times didn’t seem to even have much point. There were a couple of giggles, even a few extended chuckles, but nothing that could produce a decent [...]

Review – & Other DifficultiesReview – & Other Difficulties

25 Feb 2006 | Published in Fringe Shows, Media

After his bare all expose during the 2004 festival, which received varying degrees of bad reviews (read: vastly misunderstood), Anthony Jucha has decided to gather up all the overtly ambitious thespian flare and spirit within and take matters further; after all this new show is clearly all about him and how dare the press attack his well meaning integrity?
Struggling between his professional career as a lawyer and, of all things, a wannabe comedian, Jucha demonstrates his aspirations over the years: dressing up as Patsy Bisco and reading an occasionally flawed, but otherwise cutely conceived story of a little sea monster [...]

Adelaide Theatre Guide – What Makes a Man Bare All?Adelaide Theatre Guide – What Makes a Man Bare All?

4 May 2004 | Published in Fringe Shows, Media

Billed as an hour show, I had to skip out of this one 80 minutes into it in order to make my next production. Dare I say, it was with some relief that I did so too.
Anthony Jucha is not a comedian. He’s an angry man with too many issues to be funny. Using video footage, some of his stories were amusing, but he spends a lot of the show working himself up over the injustices of this world. He has every right to be angry, as we all should, over the homeless and other unacceptable bi-products of our world, [...]

Review – What Makes a Man Bare All?Review – What Makes a Man Bare All?

24 Mar 2004 | Published in Fringe Shows, Media

What makes a man bare all? A question that’s rhetorically asked many times over in this, a comically based exploration of social issues, morals and one man’s askew sense of curiosity. Anthony Jucha (pronounced ‘Yooha’) takes us on an ongoing journey where, often upon acting on a whim, he covertly enters into different realms.
Beginning his show by explaining his current position as an unemployed lawyer, Jucha moves on to tell of a weekend spent sleeping out with our city’s homeless. Peppering the sadder aspects of this ‘assignment’ with many humorous revelations that serve to subtly deprecate his own good fortunes, [...]

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Rocking out in Redfern
Rocking out in Redfern

Most of the lawyers at a music trivia night might have started practising law when Soundgarden rather than Schoolboy Q were moving the kids, but a music trivia night is for the young at heart, writes Anthony Jucha
The crowning event of Law Week this year was Redfern Legal Centre’s ‘Rock trivia fundraising event’.
The invitation encouraged contestants to “get competitive” and “get mean” and “claim the title of ‘Most Rockin’ Law Dudes Ever’.”
I was recruited to help out as a scorekeeper on the night.  I agreed… for the feel-good factor; for something to write about; and for a couple of cold slices [...]

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Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10
Launch of Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – Channel 10

Launching the Adelaide Edition of Monopoly – as seen on Channel 10 News.


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Monopoly – ABC Radio 891
Monopoly – ABC Radio 891

A fun (half hour) interview with Sonya Feldhoff from ‘Afternoons’ at 891 ABC Adelaide about The Campaign for Real Monopoly – started by blogger Jonny Nexus to encourage people to play by the rules.
Click here to listen to Part 1 of the Interview
Click here to listen to Part 2 of the Interview
See also on ABC Radio’s page.

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Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?
Satire – What Makes a Man Bare All?

Anthony’s 2004 Adelaide Fringe debut takes us on a journey that bares all. With musical support from Gary and Rob (and constant interruptions by Michael Hicks), the show features such unusual explorations as:
• why spotted ties send the wrong message
• the rejection letter poem
• the army, cocaine, grenades and me
• why thinking about work can actually increase arousal
• losing your virginity; beware the dark blue ring
• hard up at the puppetry of the penis auditions
• the brighter side of breaking your penis
• a long weekend sleeping out with the homeless
If there is a place in hell for you [...]