It was the Spring of 2011 when Andy and Mog built their own website from scraps and offcuts they’d found while rummaging through a back alley skip. This rickety contraption barely held together under the weight of all the words, comics and artwork, 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 podcast’s second season with a live event: The Potato Revolution Launch Party – an evening that included standup, storytelling, and specially-brewed limited edition beer. It also marked the debut performance of Melbourne-based noise band Kollaps.
Adapting this blend of comedy and music to the podcast, subsequent episodes featured new music from local bands, and an extensive guest list of comedians who dropped by the studio to chat. From these recordings grew a community of friends and partnerships that continues to evolve and flourish.
Which brings us to now.
We’re both a little older and (hopefully) a little wiser.
It’s a long and lonely road to creative fulfillment. We can’t show you your path, but we can keep you company along the way.
Talents and Skills: Producer, writer, doodler, guitar sounds and aural programming pleasures (sound design and editing).
Bio: As an aspiring human being, Mog tries to do all of the things at once. Sometimes he’s very good at it, but most times the spinning plates come crashing to the ground and he spends the rest of the weekend picking china shards from his knees.
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Talents and Skills: Artist, Writer, Performer, Comedian.
Bio: Andy writes and attempts to perform his little scripted gems. When he’s not doing that, he keeps himself busy with his illustrating.
He enjoys beer, cigarettes, and depending on the weather, short walks on the beach while smoking cigarettes and drinking beer. As a huge Godzilla fan, he’s always dreamed of smashing Tokyo with his giant lizard feet.
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FaceBook: Andy Mai Mai
Blog: Andy Mai Mai
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