Wilson pitches the unpitchable
Christchurch comedian Cal Wilson is part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, performing on March 29 in Axed! The show is billed as “stories of the unpitchable, unprintable and unwatchable” and the irony is not lost on her – that a stage show about the unpitchable was successfully pitched. Wilson believes there is a nexus between rejected concepts and ideas that have money thrown at them by delighted producers. It is the not knowing that gets confusing, she says. “But then, if you pitch a sketch or a show that needs an elephant in it, you shouldn’t be surprised to find it’s not budgeted for.” Wilson’s show Up There, Cal Wilson sold out at the 2006 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.