Very serious media outlet The Betoota Advocate will hit the road this summer, spreading its particular brand of satire and wit throughout the country. Hitting all capital cities (as well as Townsville, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Newcastle and Wollongong), The Betoota Advocate's travelling show will partly be in response to big lay-offs from the major players in Australian media, and the merging of media brands.
How have they managed to keep a media outlet in business in the current day and age of readership decrease and draining funds? How did they gain such a cult-like following? Where exactly is "Betoota"? All these questions will be answered and more, when The Betoota Advocate founders Clancy Overell and Errol Parker (and a special guest) take to the stage for a 90-minute satirical presentation about how they've ended up where they are, and how they run on a daily basis.
It's a riot. Since the website has birthed endless confused texts from parents — asking, for example, whether the Australian Citizen Test really includes a question on how to mix cordial properly — we suggest you bring them along. Get your tickets from 12pm Wednesday, August 1, here.
THE BETOOTA ADVOCATE ROADSHOW
Townsville — Saturday, November 3 Darwin — Sunday, November 4 Toowoomba — Tuesday, November 6 Brisbane — Thursday, November 8 Gold Coast — Friday, November 9 Wollongong — Sunday, November 11 Newcastle — Tuesday, November 13 Perth — Friday, November 16 Melbourne — Saturday, November 17 Hobart — Sunday, November 18 Adelaide — Thursday, November 22 Canberra — Friday, November 30 Sydney — Saturday, December 1