My humour column Sharp Pains was shortlisted by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards in the Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program category… on April Fool’s Day… and being a fool (in any month) I totally missed it!!! It didn’t win (obvs) but being a humble 10 min monthly slot, I wasn’t even sure it qualified. The best I’d hoped for was that it might be shortlisted if the judges were feeling particularly generous/ concussed/ drunk – and luckily for me they were all of these things! The Bake Fail episode was also an Official Select of the 2022 On Air Fest in New York. I ❤️ NY! 

Catch up with missed episodes of Sharp Pains on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show here! And look out for more humour columns (and Rants) in Post Mag! It’s also playing on the Voice Your Passion poetry channel on YouTube!

New York Festivals Radio Awards 2022 Shortlist

Sharp Pains has been growing a new audience of poetry fans on Ahmed Elbeshlawy’s Voice Your Passion channel on YouTube! (Poetic injustice?) The Bake Fail episode has just gone live! My cheeky recipe for disaster was published in the SCMP‘s Post Magazine as A Piece of Cake earlier this month. Catch up with missed episodes on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show here and look out for more humour columns (and Rants) in Post Mag!

https://www.scmp.com/author/sadie-kaye

My smoke alarm hasn’t stopped ringing this week! Thanks to the On Air Festival making it one of their Official Selects and support from the Women with WiPS, Bake Fail is the episode of my saucy humor column for RTHK Radio 3 that refuses to burn out. My culinary cautionary tale will be published in the ‘Foodie’ section of the South China Morning Post‘s Post Magazine April 3rd! Please check it out as I doubt I will have another opportunity to mention myself in the same sentence as ‘Foodie’.

Sharp Pains is taking a short sabbatical because my legendary partner in crime Noreen Mir is having a baby!!! You’d think she’d be put off extending her family by my columns but no, she told me she found them an aphrodisiac. The columns are now being repurposed as traditional Chinese medicine to beat Covid and boost population growth. But don’t worry – Sharp Pains will be back on the air before you’ve had time to notice it’s missing! (And my absurdist spinoff Meet the New Parents could even be out sooner than that!!)

https://www.scmp.com/author/sadie-kaye

Thanks to the Women with Whips, sorry WiPS, for giving me a cracking welcome to the Women in Publishing Society and plugging my writing, bake fails, and other obvious shortcomings on their Woman at Work platform! Can’t wait to whip up a frenzy of creative collaborations with these crazy, inspiring women! Just putting the final spit and polish (so far, just spit) on my submissions for this year’s Imprint anthology, Imprint 21, which will hopefully be launched (Covidy wavey things permitting) at an event at the FCC in November!

Thanks to the On Air Festival in Brooklyn, New York, for selecting the Bake Fail episode of my screwy humor column for RTHK Radio 3, Sharp Pains, as one of their 2022 Official Selects! So happy to have been included in this good vibes festival that emphasizes experimentation, a unique point of view, and explores storytelling and creativity in sound!✨

http://onairfestival.com

My first skewed humor column of 2022 for RTHK Radio 3 aired Jan 25 as the final segment of the 123 Show! Featuring actor Philippe Joly, this one’s the stuff of nightmares and is called Dream On

Links!

Dream On on RTHK Radio 3

Dream On on the 123 Show

Dream On on Apple Podcasts

Dream On on Player FM

Sharp Pains will be back on RTHK Radio 3 earlier than usual in just over a week’s time!

My last Sharp Pain of 2021 broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3 Dec 30 as the first item on the 123 Show! Featuring a cameo by actor Philippe Joly, this one’s a jittery one and called Caffeine Free

Sharp Pains is back on RTHK with its first episode of 2022 Jan 25! Meanwhile, Post Magazine has spotlighted my 3 terrifying short stories as one of its must-read features of 2021! Thanks to everybody who’s followed my skewed humor columns on RTHK Radio 3, the SCMP and recently VYP!

Links!

Caffeine Free on RTHK Radio 3

Caffeine Free on the 123 Show

Caffeine Free on Apple Podcasts

Caffeine Free on Player FM

Caffeine Free on VYP

Double Trouble, Double Vision and Double Dutch collided today when my 3 Terrifying Short Stories about the deranged, sleep-deprived new parents of twins were published in the spectacularly festive edition of the South China Morning Post‘s Post Magazine! It was a deranged way to end a deranged year in which pumping out deranged humor columns for RTHK Radio 3, the SCMP and the odd anthology has been the only thing keeping me SANE (ish). The stories are a complete fabrication. I’ve only hijacked a plane once and I was SLEEPWALKING then so missed the fun part, only waking up for my arrest!

Thanks to editor Chris Wood, Dave Besseling and the SCMP artist who brought the stories to life with eye-catching illustrations! The magazine version was waaaaaayyyyy cooler, but you can still read the online version here: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3159075/3-terrifying-almost-true-new-parent-stories-hong

Tomorrow I’m back on recording the comedy podcast version!

Exciting news from LA: The Depressed Comedian episode of my Mental Ideas Podcast has been officially selected by the Cinemonic Entertainment Core for their 2021 Cinemonic Podcast Festival! I explore why depression is no laughing matter (or is it?) with American cartoonist Larry Feign, best known in Hong Kong as the creator of the Lily Wong cartoon strip. The festival takes place Dec 15, 2021 at 7.30pm, LA time. Mental Ideas returns to RTHK in 2022 as a weekly strand of the 123 Show!

https://www.cinemonic.com

Cinemonic Podcast Festival 2021 Catalogue

My latest humor column aired TODAY (Dec 2) on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show. Rolling in at an epic 12 mins, it’s my usual puerile humor but with a smidge of Christmas schmaltz thrown in. Sharp Pains will be back on RTHK with a riot of festive frivolity Dec 30!

This one’s a shiny one and called Secret Santa

Look out for 3 of my Sharp Pains short stories in the Long Reads section of a festive edition of the SCMP‘s Post Magazine Dec 12! And catch Secret Santa on the Voice Your Passion Poetry Channel Dec 19!

Links!

Secret Santa on RTHK Radio 3

Secret Santa on the 123 Show

Secret Santa on Apple Podcasts

Secret Santa on iHeart Radio

Secret Santa on Player FM

Secret Santa on VYP