CHILDPROOF: Tony Martin & Geraldine Quinn
CHILDPROOF: Tony Martin & Geraldine Quinn
Tony Martin, Sarina Rowell, pots n pans productions and Bad Producer
Winner of Best Comedy at the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards, CHILDPROOF is an unproduced TV sitcom written by Tony Martin and Sarina Rowell. The six episodes were performed live at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe by Tony Martin, Geraldine Quinn, Roz Hammond, Andrew McClelland, Damian Cowell, Cristina Laria, Djovan Caro and Lachy Hulme, with a gaggle of guests, narration by Jay Mueller and audio production by Matt Dower. It concerns those controversial types, the ‘childfree by choice’. They’ve been called ‘selfish’, ‘immature’, ‘unfulfilled’ and even ‘unAustralian’ – by their own families! Out of step with a world that exalts the traditional family unit above all else, Ian and Jennifer are also battling extinction in their workplaces – commercial radio and book publishing. Contains foul language. Not suitable for children.
Episode 6 - Baby Fever
Ian and Jennifer assist with a home birth and, with their jobs in jeopardy, consider a lucrative offer to become surrogate parents.
Jun 19, 2022
30 min
Episode 5 - The Cat’s Pajamas
Ian and Jennifer get a cat and become even more obsessive than the baby-mad parents they so frequently mock.
Jun 19, 2022
28 min
Episode 4 - Child Labour
Ian finds himself competing with the work experience kid, while Jennifer pretends to have a foster child in order to reap the benefits at work.
Jun 19, 2022
31 min
Episode 3 - A Long Weekend
Ian and Jennifer are forced to look after three young children over a long and increasingly disastrous Anzac Day weekend.
Jun 19, 2022
31 min
Episode 2 - In the Vichysoisse
Ian and Jennifer become the public face of ‘child-hating’ after an incident with a screaming child at a restaurant propels them onto the front pages.
Jun 19, 2022
27 min
Episode 1 - Bring the Kids
Ian and Jennifer, a happily childfree couple, don’t fit in at work, where family values are ascendant, or at home, where all their friends are having kids.
Jun 19, 2022
26 min