The Potato Revolution is a multimedia comedy/art machine that digs a little deeper to find the fun, weird, and challenging new content that you won’t find anywhere else.
Yes, the variety of content is large, but our aim is simple:
Connect the unique artists that we find with an audience hungry for the works they create.
Of course, there’s always an ulterior motive (we prefer to call it a secondary purpose – makes it sound less evil), and ours is to nurture a community of like-minded souls with an interest in future collaborations. We want to create quality works that people will want to experience and share.
A brief history
It was the Spring of 2011 when a pair of miscreants, Andy and Mog, built their own website from the scraps and offcuts that they found in a back-alley skip. Under the weight of all the words, comics and artwork, the rickety contraption barely held together, but it was functional enough that people came from all over just to see what they’d do next.
Surprisingly, what they did next was release a comedy podcast. In a time when podcasts were sprouting up all over the place, the Potato Revolution podcast was added to the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” list in 2012. In its first season the podcast could certainly be classified as new, but it would not become noteworthy until the following year.
In 2013, Andy and Mog kicked off the second season with a live event: The Potato Revolution Launch Party. The evening included standup, storytelling, and specially brewed limited edition beer. It also marked the debut performance of an embryonic version of Melbourne-based noise band Kollaps.
Adopting this blend of comedy and music, subsequent podcast episodes featured new music from local bands, as well as an extensive guest list of comedians who dropped by the studio to chat.
From these recordings grew a community of friends and partnerships that, despite the three-year hiatus, continues to evolve and flourish.
Which brings us to now. We’re a little older, (and hopefully) a little wiser. What we’ve learned is that it’s a long and lonely road to creative fulfillment.
We can’t show you your path but we’ll keep you company along the way.