Lou Wall is a multi-award winning comedian, composer and content creator.
They star in A Simple Act of Kindness at Red Stitch from November 23-December 18.
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My first home was a tiny shack my parents named “Wall Hall”. It was on about an acre (0.4ha) of land in the bush in the Snowy Mountains, 15 minutes drive from the nearby town.
I only lived there for a year, so I remember nothing, but my Mum tells me it was on the Murrumbidgee Creek, that she would watch platypus duck under the stream as she ate her breakfast and that when the creek flooded and they were stranded, my Dad would kayak to work.
I currently share an apartment with my partner in Carlton. It’s the complete opposite of my first home; a two-bedroom apartment in the heart of the city. I can hear trams from my bedroom and my partner can hear me furiously rehearsing every line for my upcoming Red Stitch play thanks to paper thin walls. We have a shared courtyard filled with rescue greyhounds and an excellent view directly into multiple other apartments.
As a mid-twenties, stand-up comedian with a truly dire chance of ever entering the property market – allow me to be aspirational with this one. My dream home would be a penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park in New York. It would have a slippery dip instead of a staircase, multiple walk-in wardrobes, perhaps a fountain in the entryway and Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga as neighbours.
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