The Bedroom Philosopher & Dan Ilic
The Bedroom Philosopher
Self proclaimed ‘prince of folk,’ The Bedroom Philosopher AKA Justin Heazlewood is one of the most innovative and original artists on the scene today, a trailblazing hyper-wit, constantly blurring the divide between music, comedy and theatre. In 2002 became a cult figure with a weekly segment on Triple J’s Morning Show. Over the next 6 months he produced 30 comedy folk songs with songs like ‘My Nan Really Likes Radiohead’, ‘Golden Gaytime,’ ‘Jesus on Big Brother’ and the cult 80’s television tribute ‘Generation ABC.’ In 2004, he released his debut studio album ‘In Bed With My Doona’ on Nan and Pop Records.
Since then, The Melbourne-Based Bedroom Philosopher has enlightened audiences at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Big Laugh Comedy Festival, Falls Festival, National Folk Festival and Hobart Comedy Festival with his humorous folk awkwardness. His songs have featured in Triple J’s Hottest 100 several times, and with the release of his latest album, “songs from the 86 Tram”, he is showing no signs of anything changing.
“my live show is both a remarkably memorable life changing experience and cause for major concern.”
-The Bedroom Philosopher
Dan Ilic is not content with just being one thing. He’s a comedian, writer, performer, actor, broadcaster, director, filmmaker and part time hitch-hicker. He has been performing since he was 13 y/o but is best known for his work on the sketch comedy TV show The Ronnie Johns Half Hour.
If you were in a foreign country and you think you have saw a doppelganger of Dan doing something you didn’t think he could do, chances are it was probably him. Dan is also a reporter/presenter on the ABC show Hungry Beast. He has directed government TV campaigns, short films, video clips and comedy shows for the Comedy Channel as well as produced digital media for Fairfax. This cat has been around the globe by working with his many talents and has a CV more colourful that a Cosby sweater.
Check him out, he is also extremely funny.