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There just seems to be something about Peter Helliar that Australians seem to love.
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.
Looking to fill a free night this week? Brisbaneâ€™s very own Mel Buttle is at the Powerhouse as part of the Comedy Festival.
In today’s film industry of reboots, remakesÂ and sequels relative to anything nostalgic; fan service to the source material is mostly disregarded in an attempt to capitalise on the nostalgia of past generations. However, sometimes once in a full moon fever, there comes a nostalgic reboot that lives up to the original material to a degree.
After making over 300,000 Australians laugh on his last tour and taking a year off to star in his first feature film, Carl Barron returns to the stage with his brand new show. If previous record is anything to go by, it is strongly advised to grab your tickets early!
From tackling the Rubikâ€™s Cube to investigating the claims of so-called psychics and ghost hunters in his documentary series Unbelievable (ABC1), Lawrence Leung has always been driven by curiosity. But the conclusion and answers arenâ€™t the best part of tackling the unknown â€“ itâ€™s in the figuring out.
Performed by Daniel Cabrera and presented by Kate McDowell as part of the Wonderland Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Who is Dani Cabs showcased all of his talents (self-admittedly thereâ€™s not many).
Dave Hughesâ€™ has cemented himself as one of Australiaâ€™s most popular comedians. In his latest show â€“ â€˜Pumpedâ€™ he proves exactly why we all fell in love with this everyday man in the first place.
As seen on Dirty Laundry Live and Itâ€™s A Date on ABC TV, Lawrence Mooney presents his award-winning show â€“ Surely Not! to the Brisbane Powerhouse.Â Surely Not! is a storm of ripping stand up that follows Lawrence and his brothers on a road trip after the death of a favourite uncle.
After sell-out solo shows and tours across all major Australian comedy festivals plus a well-received debut season at last yearâ€™s Edinburgh Fringe and shows in New York, Los Angeles and London. Neel Kolhatkar returns to Brisbane with his second, brand-new solo outing Truth Be Told.
Arj Barker is arguably Australiaâ€™s favourite American comedian and he returns to Brisbane with his new show Get in My Head. Be prepared for a wide range of topics that include non-sexual boners, the evolution of the selfie and why children shouldn’t be let on an aircraft until the very last second.
While waiting to see if heâ€™s about to become a dad, Matt Okine has a lot of thinking to do. After years of stealing his flatmates’ shampoo and eating meals that consist entirely of food samples given out at the supermarket, Matt is now stinking rich. And itâ€™s awesome. But his nine-year relationship has ended out of the blue, and Matt canâ€™t help but wonder why? Where did it all go wrong? How much do babies cost? And why do racists always catch the bus?? We caught up with multi award-winning comedian and triple J Breakfast co-host Matt Okine to talk about his latest show.