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March 5, 2019

We had the honour of chatting with Jan van de Stool ahead of her show, Parting the Red Curtains, at the 2019 Brisbane Comedy Festival. Our curiosity about this inspiring woman led us to ask Jan about her special gifts and her new show.

Can you describe your new show Par...

March 4, 2019

If you watched television in the late 80s in 90s, you might remember a comedy genre called sketch, which was popularised in Australia by shows like Fast Forward, Full Frontal, and The Comedy Company. Local comedy group, Brisburned, brought their sketches to the Brisban...

March 1, 2019

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert in any field. After 30 years in his field, Jeff Green is beyond expert; he’s a comedy guru!


Green’s new one-hour show, Letters Home, is traditional British humour at its best! More one-man show than your average stand...

December 3, 2018

Elixir takes you on a journey of comedy and circus, all told through the story of a science experiment (yes, you guessed it – drinking the right elixir can make you do amazing acrobatics!).


As the three performers embark on their mission, their superb mix of clowning a...

December 1, 2018

Comedian Sam Bowden’s one man show, The Epicurean Shark, at the Wonderland Festival 2018 is a must-see!


In his 60-minute show, Bowden explores why humans and animals love doing things that are harmful. Like the uncle everyone adores, his charisma and charm make you wan...

November 24, 2018

Borrowing many elements from traditional Greek comedy theatre, Larry’s Odyssey is a completely immersive (and sometimes confronting) experience for the audience. The fourth wall is broken down and the audience become part of the show as participants of Larry’s ‘Voice 1...

September 20, 2018

Written and performed by Steen Raskopolous, a young Australian comedian who already has a list of wins and nominations under his belt, Stay is a one-man comedy show. Except it is actually more than that.

This highly ambitious piece combines complicated plot lines, audie...

September 13, 2018

Opening last night at the Brisbane Festival’s Theatre Republic, Yummy defied the conventions of a traditional drag show and entertained the audience with a folly showcase of hilarious sketches in fabulous costumes and wigs.


The cleverest comedy cabaret sketches to have...

September 9, 2018

With more wow factor than the seven wonders, Charlie Chaplin meets modern circus cabaret in Life the Show at the 2018 Brisbane Festival. 

Starring international clown Goos Meeuwsen (whose credits include Cirque du Soleil), Life the Show is a superbly entertaining, yet s...

August 27, 2018

If anyone can make a packed audience laugh at the bright and early hour of 2pm on a Sunday afternoon, it’s stand-up comedian MJ Wong. There was no one to warm the starkly sober crowd for his Bris Funny Fest encore show, In the Wong Family; but when you watch a comedian...

August 18, 2018

Local Brisbane comedian Chris Martin recently stepped out of 10-minute sets and grew into comedy adulthood with his first one-hour show, Claw Machine, at the 2018 Bris Funny Fest.

Entertaining a crowd by yourself for an entire 60 minutes when you’re used to doing a quar...

July 16, 2018

A comedian who is not afraid to take a pun at himself is always easy to watch. Not taking yourself too seriously – that’s what comedy is about, right?


Well, Khaled Khalafalla does just that! His hour-long stand up, which is currently touring four Australian cities, is...

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