The 9pm Dark Comedy Defamation Dungeon with Alex Lee

Alex Lee (Photo: Monica Pronk)

It’s the last day of spring so it’s time for the final episode of the Edict‘s Spring Series. Our special guest is the marvellous Alex Lee, TV writer, actor, comedian, Dragon Friend, and creator of comedy on SBS TV’s The Feed.

We talk about many things, including the comedy of climate change, a sport called mashball, Australia’s plan to tackle defamation via social media, Dungeons & Dragons, hope, what it’s like to be sued for defamation, pudenda (plural), and the importance of a dark sense of humour.

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CONVERSATION TOPICS: One person who chooses to remain anonymous.

THREE TRIGGER WORDS: Adam Baxter, Benno Rice, Crispin Harris, Julia Drake-Brockman, Peter Lieverdink, and Sheepie.

ONE TRIGGER WORD: Brenton Realph, Colgo, Dave Gaukroger, Drew Mayo, Frank Filippone, Gavin C, Joop de Wit, Mark Newton, Martin Gribben, Michael Cowley, Mick Fong, Paul Williams, Peter Blakeley, Peter Sandilands, Peter Viertel, Peter Wickins, Phillip Merrick, Ric Hayman, Scott Reeves, Shane ONeill, Stephen Holmes, Syl Mobile, Tim Johns, Wade Bowmer, Wyld, and five people who choose to remain anonymous.

FOOT SOLDIERS FOR MEDIA FREEDOM who gave a SLIGHTLY LESS BASIC TIP: Andrew Kennedy, Bob Ogden, David Heath, Garth Kidd, Katrina Szetey, Kimberley Heitman, Matt Bowden, Peter Blakeley, Peter Blakeley again, Peter McCrudden, Regina Huntington, Stephanie Papworth, Susan Rankin, Tony Barnes, Wolf Cocklin, and three people who choose to remain anonymous.

MEDIA FREEDOM CITIZENS who contributed a BASIC TIP: Errol Cavit, Michael Harris, Ron Lowry, Sam Spackman, Steve Turner, and one person who chooses to remain anonymous.

And another eight people chose to have no reward, even though some of them were the most generous of all. Thank you all so much.

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The original 3-booklet set of Dungeons & Dragons rules plus some of the early supplements (Photo: Stolen from Reddit)
  • TV writer, actor, comedian, Dragon Friend. Comedy on @thefeedsbs.
  • Alexandra Clair Lee is an Australian comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter. She has appeared in a range of comedy television series on the ABC and SBS, including The Feed and several programs by The Chaser team. She is also the host of the ABC quiz show Win the Week, starting alongside Craig Reucassel.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the government will introduce new legislation which aims to stop online trolls on social media companies and make the platforms responsible for defamatory comments.
  • Social media companies could be forced to reveal the identities of anonymous users in an effort to crack down on online trolling, under new laws being drafted by the federal government.
  • Lee said in the segment Jones ‘made a career out of bullying people’ and ‘spread lies and fake news’, according to court filings
  • Broadcaster Alan Jones has settled a defamation lawsuit with SBS over a television segment that he claimed wrongly painted him as a racist, a misogynist and a liar.
  • Defence Minister Peter Dutton has been awarded $35,000 in a defamation action against refugee advocate Shane Bazzi over a tweet that accused him of being "a rape apologist".
  • The Streisand effect is a social phenomenon that occurs when an attempt to hide, remove, or censor information has the unintended consequence of further publicizing that information, often via the Internet.
  • The Federal Government is on a crackdown to stop online harassment with a new legislation that would make all social media accounts traceable to a single user. What impacts will this have on the digital world at large?
  • From Emmanuel Macron calling ScoMo a liar, to ScoMo revealing texts between the pair...there has been alotta drama at COP26! #COP26 #Macron #SBS
  • With young people taking the lead on climate change… who are the real adults here? #NETZERO #CLIMATECHANGE #SMELLY
  • Alex Lee was an outstanding schoolboy rower and cricketer at Wesley College, his rowing prowess being such that he later represented Victoria in the King’s Cup. He then studied agricultural science at Melbourne University, and it was there that he also began starring at football.
  • Alex LaBeouf, also known as Alex from Target, rose to social media stardom in early 2014 when he legitimately became an overnight Twitter sensation. It all started when a teen shopper in Texas snapped a photo of a hot guy working behind the checkout counter at the popular retailer — and yes, that cashier cutie was Alex.
  • The Roast began life online as a one-minute, news headlines show in 2011. It expanded to a two-minute series in 2012 which also screened on ABC2. From 8 April 2013, it began screening on ABC2 in a regular timeslot at 7.30pm weeknights as a 10-minute program.
  • The Checkout was an Australian consumer affairs television series. The show's first series of 10 episodes premiered on 21 March 2013 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television station ABC TV. A second series consisting of 16 episodes commenced airing on 20 February 2014. On 9 April 2015, a third series consisting of 12 episodes began airing. The series was renewed for a fourth series, which began airing on 7 April 2016 consisting of 12 episodes. The series returned for a fifth series, airing twelve episodes between 6 April 2017 and 29 June 2017. The Checkout, with a new look, logo, opening theme and art, still retaining original cast and segments, returned for a sixth season on 30 January 2018.
  • Win the Week is an Australian television comedy quiz show, which premiered on the ABC on 23 June 2021. The series is presented by Alex Lee, who quizzes three teams of paired celebrities and everyday Australian captains on the week's top news stories. At the end of each round, the losing team captain has the opportunity to "Stay" with their celebrity teammate or "Betray" them by swapping them with a celebrity from another team. The winner of each show wins a framed themed calendar with the week they had won coloured in gold.
  • Jay Rosen (born May 5, 1956) is a writer, and a professor of journalism at New York University. Rosen is a contributor to De Correspondent and a member of the George Foster Peabody Awards board of directors.
  • We are the Dragon Friends. A D&D comedy show where six Australian dickheads muddle their way through their first Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Weekly livestreams, fortnightly podcast, monthly live shows.
  • Dungeons & Dragons (commonly abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). It has been published by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) since 1997. The game was derived from miniature wargames, with a variation of the 1971 game Chainmail serving as the initial rule system. D&D's publication is commonly recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry
  • The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international living history group with the aim of studying and recreating mainly Medieval European cultures and their histories before the 17th century. A quip often used within the SCA describes it as a group devoted to the Middle Ages "as they ought to have been", choosing to "selectively recreate the culture, choosing elements of the culture that interest and attract us". Founded in 1966, the non-profit educational corporation has over 30,000 paid members as of 2017 with about 60,000 total participants in the society (including members and non-member participants).
  • Character sheet: Half-Orc Barbarian, Level 8.
  • Pays on party which supplies the Prime Minister following the next Federal election. Bets settled at time of swearing in. All bets carry over if the Gov General does not swear in a PM because supply cannot be guaranteed.
  • [20 May 2021] We asked our favourite funny people for their favourite links. The Feed’s Alex Lee delivered the goods

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