She came. She saw. She quit.
Miss Adventure was born in 2012, when Lemmy was still rocking and New York indie Summerhill Television produced an improvised skit, Miss Adventure Meets Motorhead, featuring members of the band as they performed live at Madison Square Garden. The episode broadcasted on Funny or Die, where it (briefly) became the ‘Highest Rated Video – All Time‘ in 2014. It remained among FoD’s Highest Rated Videos until 2016 and piloted on Comedy Central.
Since 2014, I’ve performed as ‘Miss Adventure‘ in regular comedy broadcasts on Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). These slots have included cold calling Hong Kong businesses with unusual requests, psychic shenanigans as Miss Adventure Friend to the Stars and interviews of a spoofed and occasionally genuine variety. I’ve reported as ‘Miss Adventure’ from live events, including the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.
The first episode of my monthly humour column Sharp Pains launched on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show Sept 29, 2020. It was shortlisted for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards. The Bake Fail episode was also chosen by the 2022 On Air Festival in Brooklyn, New York, as one of their 2022 Official Selects.
I’ve written & performed (as Miss Adventure) in comedy sketches with Philippe Joly along the themes of 50 Worst Dates & The Job Interview. I’m also writing and acting (as Mrs. Sharpe-Payne) in a series of comedy podcasts, Meet the New Parents, inspired by my ‘3 Terrifying Short Stories‘ that were published in the SCMP‘s festive edition of Post Magazine Dec 2021.
In 2017 I began producing & presenting (as ‘Miss Adventure‘) a one-hour comedy podcast, Fake News. The mockumentary sees shambolic presenter Miss Adventure embark on an epic adventure with former US President Donald Trump and ‘Mr. Brexit’ Nigel Farage.
From Nov 2018 – April 2021, I wrote a monthly column as RTHK’s Miss Adventure: ‘Friend’ to the Stars for Hong Kong Buzz. Since Nov 2020 my RTHK humor column Sharp Pains has been published as a goofy column in the South China Morning Post (SCMP).