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'The Betoota Advocate' Is Heading On a 13-City Tour of Australia

Clancy Overall and Errol Parker, founders of the "newspaper", will perform a satirical show responding to a recent media merger.
By Kat Hayes
July 31, 2018
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'The Betoota Advocate' Is Heading On a 13-City Tour of Australia

Clancy Overall and Errol Parker, founders of the "newspaper", will perform a satirical show responding to a recent media merger.
By Kat Hayes
July 31, 2018
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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.

With millions of hits online per month, the Advocate is certainly doing something right — even if that something is turning the zeitgeist completely on its head. If you're reading this wondering who they are and what they write about — well, best get acquainted. Past headlines include "Australia Enjoys Another Peaceful Day Under Oppressive Gun Control Regime", and "21-Year-Old Disappointed To Learn He's Too Old And Out-Of-Touch To Be A SoundCloud Rapper".

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.

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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

Published on July 31, 2018 by Kat Hayes

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