Would-be comedian charged over defacement of Eurydice Dixon memorial

'I did it because I was upset that vaccines caused the killers autism,' conspiracy theorist Andrew 'Andy' Nolch has claimed on Facebook.

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An amateur Melbourne comedian and conspiracy theorist who had previously complained that ‘the mainstream media is running a brainwashing campaign which is designed to make everything think that males are bad’, has been charged over offensive graffiti left at the site of the memorial for murdered comedian Eurydice Dixon on 18 June.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts