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Melt Comedy Gala 2019 Stage Backdrop

The 2019 Melt Festival Comedy Gala at the Brisbane Powerhouse last night was a smorgasbord of gay, lesbian, and transgender stand-ups — kind of like hilarious tapas, only you are left feeling satisfied!

The Menu…

MEXICAN BURITO Don’t be deceived by his Aussie-bloke physique; add Tequila to Sam Bowden and his Hispanic hand puppet goes loco!

AUSSIE LAMINGTON Sweet but a little psycho, Demi Lardner is a cute little pocket rocket whose impersonations pack a punch. SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE Down to earth and no fuss, Alex Ward is a favourite whose comedic style appeals to the masses.

NEW YORK HOT DOG Hot Dawg! Jude Perl is a singer/songwriter/comedian whose life must be an off-Broadway show.

RED VELVET CUPCAKES Charming Cassie Workman shares her personal insights, which are unique, funny and endearing.

CHILLI PIZZA Tom Ballard looks harmless, but take a bite and you will be shocked by the spicy content. His sharp, hard-hitting observations will make you think and make you laugh.

WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE The hostess with the mostess, Rhys Nicholson’s million-miles-an-hour style is entertaining, self-deprecating and very, very funny! The perfect master of ceremonies.

What a wonderful celebration of the queer and the wonderful! We hope this becomes an annual event and judging from the crowds’ response we are certain it will.

Melt is a festival of queer arts and culture at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 27 June — 7 July 2019.


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