Age asked prominent Victorians to reveal their favorite places and activities during the summer holiday season.
Today’s segment comes from comedian and actor Broden Kelly. As part of the comedy collective Aunty Donna, Kelly’s work spans live performance, television and literature, with the group releasing a picture book inspired by one of her viral sketches. Check out her new series Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe on ABC later that year.
What does a Victorian summer mean to you?
To be honest there are a lot of Victorians like me running around trying to pretend it’s hot and we’re all having a wonderful summer and it’s not raining and that we’re all used to seeing the sun and that we are all cool .
Where do you take visitors first?
This question triggered a small existential crisis. I don’t recall having guests visit me in Melbourne in about a decade. i have no friends In fact, I once took some French friends to St Kilda, but I’m not sure if it was summer and there were real rats everywhere and they (my friends) were upset.
Is there a secret place you escape to?
A really wonderful place that I recommend to everyone Age Reader is a small place called Northland Shopping Centre. It’s quaint, bespoke and full of wonderful, friendly people.
https://www.smh.com.au/culture/comedy/a-minor-existential-crisis-and-death-by-ice-cream-sounds-like-summer-20230104-p5cacs.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_culture Victorian Summer Series: Broden Kelly