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Brandishing his manic comedy stylings, Dusty Rich returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival in 2019 with two new, and very contrasting shows, The Lying King and Brain Grenade.
In the comedy world, the goal is to entertain and enlighten. One man who is taking on this lofty goal is Jacques Barrett. We recently talked to him about his place within the comedy world, his hopes, goals and aspirations, both personal and for the comedy scene, his idols and his new show as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival.
Tom Gleesonâ€™s latest show Great is a highlight from this yearâ€™s Brisbane Comedy Festival. His stand-up is relatable, witty and clever, drawing on his experiences as a husband and a father of two to get the show started. Â Letâ€™s be honest, you donâ€™t last as long as Tom Gleeson has if you canâ€™t make a few people laugh.
There just seems to be something about Peter Helliar that Australians seem to love.
All aboard! Act/Reactâ€™s interactive Titanic is setting sail from the Brisbane Comedy Festival â€“ and while thereâ€™s no guarantee youâ€™ll make it to America, youâ€™ll have the time of your life on the way to the bottom.
As we file into the Turbine Studio, I notice a guide to Damien Powerâ€™s new solo show sitting on my seat. Not a program, not a flyer â€“ a guide. Opening it reveals precious little about the show in question, but it does yield a rather nice black and white photo of Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek. So begins a night of comedy unusually concerned with the bigger questions: human mortality, the death of God and the lusty demands of the mammalian hind brain.
Comedy favourite Frank Woodley hits the stage this month as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival. From K-mart jokes to awkward audience participation, this fast paced show will have you searching the web in a desperate attempt to find out when his next show is.
â€œItâ€™s like a duck â€“ on top of the surface, itâ€™s all serene and calm; under the surface: madly paddling.â€
As Titanic: The Movie The Play prepares for her maiden voyage, we spoke to director and co-writer Greg Rowbotham about the challenges and joys of launching the Ship of Dreams from the Powerhouse courtyard.
The Brisbane Comedy Festival has quietly cemented itself as one of the nation’s top comedy events over the past few years, and the 2015 lineup is looking to be a screamer of a month. Tickets are on sale now- ensure your front row spot today!