Scod, Yon and Gatesy are Tripod - one of Australia's most popular and distinctive comedy acts. There are number of facts that are both interesting and informative to know about them:
Fact 1: There are 3 of them.
Scod is the geeky one with the guitar and the glasses.
Gatesy Sings quite well and wants to play guitar.
Yon He's shorter. He's weirder. He wants to play guitar but will settle for the trumpet.
Fact 2: They are funny but their songs are also quite nice to listen to.
Fact 3: They have toured together a great deal and have never seen each other nude.
2005 was rather hectic. A remarkably successful touring schedule included shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Darwin Festival, The Victorian Regions, Sydney and an extensive tour of WA.
Oh, and they won an ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release for Middleborough Rd in October, a fact they are quite frankly a little bit proud of.
2006 has started off rather well with the release of Tripod's very first DVD Pod August Night, through Liberation Music. They have just finished their tenth season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, which was fittingly their most successful to date. They are about to embark on their premiere season at the Oddfellows New Zealand Comedy Festival this May and there will be a stack more touring on the agenda for the rest of the year
"Obscenely talented. A festival highlight." The Age, Melbourne
"Tripod could be a comedy trio or just a very strange, very talented rock band" Adelaide Advertiser
"Terrifically funny. Out of this world" Sun Herald, Sydney
"A beautifully performed rollercoaster ride of captivating nonsense, fabulous comedy and music... definitely go and see them!" The Scotsman
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