Phoebe Parsons - Frontier Comedy

Frontier Comedy is thrilled to present the Melbourne live podcasting debut from the inaugural winner of NOVA Entertainment’s 2017 Podquest initiative, Brisbanite Phoebe Parsons.

Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck focuses on its creator, narrator and driving force, Phoebe. She’s a twenty-something ‘train wreck’ who has failed just about every aspect of her adult personal life. From men and money, to health insurance and housemates, she has been there, done that. Now in its seventh season, Phoebe is ready to take her chart-topping podcast on the road, presenting her first ever Melbourne live show at The Comic’s Lounge on Sunday 31 March.

The Podquest initiative was launched in 2017 to discover and support new and emerging podcasters. Entries from talented content creators all over the country flooded in, and Phoebe’s humorous and engaging way of presenting and story-telling earned her the coveted production and marketing grant.

After attempting to write a book but finding that it didn’t really translate, Phoebe made the natural move to new media. The podcast is generally scripted, with a cohesive mix of natural conversation and narrative to glue it together. With a background in journalism and PR, Parsons has found a happy medium between talking, storytelling and writing.

Phoebe had had no prior involvement in podcasting before applying for Podquest but thought she might have something fresh to offer, with an idea for a relatable podcast focussing on a young life beset by disasters, mishaps and ‘train-wreck’ moments. With her girlfriends blown away by the endless stream of complicated and dramatic stories that Phoebe was constantly entangling herself in, Confessions is Phoebe’s life in a nutshell – and although at times her girlfriends can be a bit shy to open up, very few topics are out of bounds for Parsons!

Just some of the love from iTunes reviews:

★★★★★ ‘Obsessed with Phoebe she’s so grounded and truthful and if you don’t rate her 5 stars i rate you a 0. xx’ – RomeeeeO

★★★★★ ‘Absolutely love this podcast, hilarious, relatable and witty!’ – jfeudjchusk

★★★★★ ‘Phoebe’s ability and willingness to share her story in a brilliantly relatable and hilarious way each week is the perfect antidote to a society increasing obsessed with perfection.’ – foozie13

★★★★★ ‘Love this podcast no end! I actually enjoy driving to work as I get to listen to Phoebe’s trainwreck disasters. Your 20s are unstable af and i’m glad I’m not the only trainwreck out there!!’ – ashkaren_94

Professionally, Phoebe has her shit totally sorted! With 10 years of experience spanning broadcast journalism and content creation for some of Australia’s biggest brands under her belt, she puts the boss in girl boss.

But her personal life… it’s a train wreck. If you can’t run out of petrol in peak hour traffic (more than once), accrue over $2K in toll fines, and have the tax office on speed dial, are you even a train wreck?

Don’t miss Phoebe Parsons when she brings her life-affirming podcast to the live stage!

MARCH 2019
Presented by Frontier Comedy

Runs 24 hours from: Thu 28 Feb (11am AEDT)
or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Fri 1 Mar (1pm AEDT)

Sun 31 Mar | 2pm
The Comic’s Lounge | Melbourne, VIC
18+ * | Ph: 1300 438 849

* U18’s with parent or guardian. This event is recommended for patrons aged 15+.

Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers. We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.
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For further MEDIA information, please contact Phoebe O’Brien: | (03) 9695 1109