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After the Bell on the Last Day of School


After the Bell on the Last Day of School

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Basement: AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Teachers and students alike know the feeling all too well. Just get through this last History class, then it's time to let loose on school holidays.

Ty has met some wild teachers in his time, and might be up there with the wildest. Trying to keep a facade of professionalism at school when you spend your spare time getting caught in dubious travel situations, waking up in gutters and hiding from students at music festivals is, funnily enough, a full-time job.

An hour of stories and jokes from Ty's time as a teacher, both inside and outside of the classroom.

"His internal dialogue and interactions with students are hilarious, helped into the comedy forum by Gray being happy to say what other teachers would only dare think in private." ★★★★1/2 XPress Mag

"Ty’s storytelling is well-paced and well-structured" ★★★★1/2 Glam Adelaide

"Catch him... before he gets seriously famous." ★★★★ Fringefeed

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

Fringe Review: 3:30pm on the Last Day of School

February 3, 2024    GLAM Adelaide

Fringe Review: 3:30pm on the Last Day of School

Being a teacher has a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is trying to avoid being seen by students outside of school, and pretending to not be hungover during class. Ty Gray, a teacher of the unusual combination of high school drama and legal studies, shares his highly relatable experiences as a teacher in this 45-minute stand up show.

Ty’s storytelling is well-paced and well-structured, thankfully avoiding a common stand-up pitfall. He keeps the show moving, even through moments of audience interaction, and tells stories that are all too relatable, including dealing with teenagers both in school and in the street, the various kinds of teachers found in schools, and the different challenges teachers face in the private versus the public system. The jokes were funny, and while there were plenty of moments that would never be said aloud in a school setting, Ty also never crossed the line into jokes that might get him fired from his day job.

The audience was stacked with teachers and those who work in education, which is no surprise considering the show is really aimed at teachers and those who know the ins and outs of the education system. This show may not land as well for an audience of non-educators, but if this packed performance is anything to go by, finding an audience will be no issue. I definitely recommend this for any teachers who need a laugh and to feel seen after a stressful week in the classroom. Click Here For Review

3:30pm on the Last Day of School

January 20, 2024    Fringefeed

3:30pm on the Last Day of School

Lovable larrikin Ty Gray regaled us with tales from the life of a school teacher - both as seen by the kids and when letting their hair down (literally and figuratively). Many of the stories Melbourne-based Ty recounted centred on his own experiences, and the way he tells it he certainly seems to have had a fun time over the years.

Teachers are professionals and Ty gave the impression that at certain times they are almost obliged to be full-time actors especially when responding to some of the ridiculous interactions that occur in and out of the classroom. And the way Ty expounded them I was frequently crying with laughter.

As might be expected given the promotional material, there were quite a few teachers in the audience and, judging by the roars of laughter, they identified with many of the shenanigans Ty described. But don’t worry we have all spent enough time in classrooms over the years for the jokes to work just as well for non-teachers.

Who would have thought that teachers are actually human beings with flaws and quirks and weird habits all of their own? How far should teachers go to hide this fundamental truth from their students?

There are a few contradictions in Ty’s delivery and presence as he is both relaxed but also a little bit hyper, a sort of yogi party animal. And here’s a little survey/ quiz for everyone to mull over:

What is the worst class to have to teach with a hangover?
If you could ask any question, anonymously, in your sex education class, what would you ask?

Great teachers are so important for our kids and I am encouraged by seeing a character such as Ty in the profession, although I fancy that Ty is eyeing up a full time career in standup comedy. Catch him at the Comedy Garden before he gets seriously famous. Click Here For Review