Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson is a Kiwi who calls Australia home. Comedian, Writer, amateur Cat Lady.


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Something Wicked (and super sexist) this way comes

What's the difference between a “joke” and something rampantly sexist or homophobic? In Australia, says Cal Wilson, when it comes to slogans on camper vans, there seems to be some debate.
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Rated or Dated: Sapphire and Steel

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. Rumours of a remake have sent Cal Wilson back to a bit of bonkers (and terrifying) low-budget sci-fi.
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Strictly outside of my comfort zone

The blisters, the fake tan, the having your groins really close together: as a former contestant on Dancing with the Stars (Aussie Strictly to you and me), comedian Cal Wilson has seen it all. Here’s what she learned.
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Introducing My Little One To…Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. Here, Cal Wilson introduces her five year-old to Tim Burton’s delirious 1985 debut.
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Old enough to hold his own?

A sign in an Oklahoma mall banning boys over the age of six from going into the ladies WC has sparked an internet furore. Cal Wilson adds her penneth worth.
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DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH

As the literary world mourns Sir Terry Pratchett and thousands of his fans sign a petition to Death to bring him back, Cal Wilson shares what his words meant to her.
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Rated or Dated: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, Cal Wilson finds herself sprinting from Indiana Jones and the Giant Rolling Boulder of Sexual Inappropriateness.
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Ideal Holmes Show

From monsters in greatcoats to Sir Arthur Conan Doilies, the possible contents of a new Sherlock exhibition have Cal Wilson’s deerstalker in a spin.
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Binging: Happy Valley

So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing and you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Cal Wilson on why Happy Valley will make you the right sort of sad.
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Australia, I love you, but you can do better

It’s Australia Day on Monday, so Cal Wilson’s giving us the lowdown on what it's like being a Kiwi in Australia.