Artist Detail - BBC Entertainment
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 started off rather well with the release of Tripod’s very first DVD Pod August Night, through Liberation Music. They finished their tenth season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and embarked on their premiere season at the Oddfellows New Zealand Comedy Festival.
Continuing on with the ‘busy’ theme 2007 was another big one. Their brand new live show How to Train An Attack Dog From Scratch (a made up history of the funny song), premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March and went onto the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April. The show was also nominated for 4 Green Room Awards, Melbourne’s Premier Arts Awards.
Tripod had a successful return to the New Zealand Comedy Festival in May and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August for the first time in nearly ten years, performing in the delectable Spiegel Garden to sell out houses and rave reviews. Tripod then toured to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne with their annual christmas effort, Smaller than Jesus.
Oh, and there were also nominated for the Aria for Best Comedy Album Award for their album, Songs from Self Saucing.