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27 FEB–23 MAR

ILLUSTRATION BY JARROD PRINCE

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND THE COMEDY CHANNEL

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CONTENTS 02 Welcome 03 Brisbane Comedy Festival Gala 04 Sunday Showdown Mel Buttle 05 The Big Top Brisbane Born and Bread 06 Frank Woodley 07 Anne Edmonds Danny McGinlay Class Clowns Titanic: The Movie The Play 08 Tommy Little Sam Campbell 09 Martini Time Dave Thornton Damien Power 10 Cam Knight 11 Matt Okine 12 Not 4 Kidz 13 Jude Perl Adam Richard Peter Helliar 14 Hannah Gadsby 15 Celia Pacquola 16 Aunty Donna 17 Tripod 18 Damian Callinan Becky Lucas 19 Nazeem Hussain Laura Davis Steen Raskopoulos 20 Rhys Nicholson 21 Heath Franklin’s Chopper 22 Wil Anderson 23 Nick Cody 24 Steve Hughes 25 David Quirk Harley Breen Rowena Hutson 26 Gen Fricker David O’Doherty 27 Sam Simmons 28 Tom Ballard 29 Tom Green Lucky Dip 30 Tom Gleeson 31 Danny Bhoy 32 Information 33 Partners 35 Knockoff Free Comedy 36 Watt and New Farmer’s Kitchen 35 Bar Alto 38 Schedule

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WELCOME TO BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL! What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question? So, clearly, I’m not much of a comic, but hopefully one of the dozens of comedians from Australia and around the world at Brisbane Comedy Festival might give you more of a LOL. There is no "i" in denial. If you’re after a free comedy fix, we have Knockoff every Friday, as well as ImproMafia’s Martini Time. They're free laughs, and everyone needs that—I mean, a recent survey showed that six out of seven dwarfs are not happy. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. This year we’re bringing you more laughs inside The Big Top, our new comedy tent on the forecourt and you can also see Lucky Dip, our new up-late comedy sessions where you’ll get a mixed bag of the festival’s funniest after hours. And remember­—you know what they say about cliffhangers...

KRIS STEWART ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


27 FEB

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA Starring Tripod, Matt Okine, Steve Hughes, Anne Edmonds, Rhys Nicholson, Mel Buttle, Becky Lucas, David Quirk and more guests to be announced.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE LORD MAYOR AND BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL DATE Sat 27 Feb TIME 7pm VENUE Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane CBD TICKETS $60 (f), $54 (c) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets) ILLUSTRATION BY JARROD PRINCE

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SUNDAY SHOWDOWN Start the week with a guffaw at Brisbane City Hall in this new comedy showdown. For one night only you’ll see Nazeem Hussain (SBS’s Fear of a Brown Planet), Aunty Donna (ABC’s Fresh Blood), Harley Breen, Gen Fricker, Sam Campbell, Damien Power, Cam Knight and more take Brisbane City Hall by storm. Punchlines will fly, quips will reign and you’ll roar with laughter as these comedy black-belts unleash the LOLs.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Sun 28 Feb TIME 6pm VENUE Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane CBD TICKETS $50 (f), $44 (c) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT BUTTLE THAT BRINGS A YOUNG JUDITH LUCY TO MIND. IT WOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE IF SHE WAS JUST AS SUCCESSFUL.” THE COURIER MAIL

MEL BUTTLE

QUITE UNSAVOURY

A brand new hour of stand up from one of Australia’s funniest and most refreshing talents. Mel's back giving you—member of the general public—a bloody good dose of her dry and unique opinions on all of the things. Yes, she means all of the things people! Americans, parking fines, even her dog Ruby gets a Buttle work over. The Brisbane favourite returns to Brisbane Comedy Festival after a big year, hosting the hit show Great Australian Bake Off on the LifeStyle Food channel—she got to hang out with Maggie Beer guys, it’s worth coming along just to hear about that alone! “THE RIGHT MIX OF SARCASTIC SELF-DEPRECATION AND GENUINE VULNERABILITY...EXPECT TO SEE MEL BUTTLE MATURE INTO ONE OF THE BEST AUSTRALIAN COMICS.”

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Turbine Studio TICKETS Tue–Thu $22, Fri + Sun $28, Sat $32 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)


THE BIG TOP ROLL UP! ROLL UP! GET YOUR ROFLS, LOLS AND LMAO ON INSIDE OUR NEW VENUE: THE BIG TOP. We’ve cleared out the tightrope, trapeze and the clown cars and brought the bar inside for our newest comedy venue. Located on the Brisbane Powerhouse Performance Lawn, The Big Top will be home to some of your favourite comedians in 2016 including Peter Helliar, Jude Perl, Adam Richard, Hannah Gadsby, Sam Simmons and David O’Doherty. Grab your friends and a cheeky beverage and get ready for a night of laughter. briscomfest.com | 5

Tim Hewitt, Angus Gordon, Alex Ward, Gearerd McGeown and Aaron Gocs are five of Australia’s most promising comedians, and they’re returning to their hometown for a comical three-night-stand. Come see what these emerging comedians have learned since leaving town and what they can never un-learn from being raised in Brisbane. Happy to be back and excited to perform in the place they all call home, Brisbane Born and Bread is a show overflowing with honest humour and is not to be missed.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Wed 2–Thu 3 + Tue 8 Mar TIME 8.45pm VENUE Wed + Thu: Visy Theatre, Tue: The Big Top TICKETS $18 + transaction fee

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FRANK WOODLEY EXTRA ORDINARY

A brand new hour of comedy from one of “our most naturally gifted comedians” (The Age). Frank Woodley fashions comic nonsense from any topic, as easily as an origami master turns a sheet of paper into an astoundingly beautiful giraffe that's not anatomically correct 'cause it’s really hard to make the legs as thin as they should be. Frank Woodley is built from funny—it’s in his bones. Whether he's being a comedian, clown, actor or acrobat, he is constantly creating characters and worlds to engage audiences.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 7.30pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS Tue–Thu $30, Fri + Sun $42, Sat $44 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

"A UNIQUE BRAND OF LARRIKIN ABSURDITY THAT IS NEVER LESS THAN CLEVER AND FREQUENTLY BRILLIANT." SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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"WEAR A GIRDLE IN CASE YOU SPLIT YOUR SIDES."

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ANNE EDMONDS

DANNY MCGINLAY

Anne returns to Brisbane with a brand new hour of stand-up. She won the Comic’s Choice Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015, had a massive year and is quite frankly one of Australia’s most exciting and original stand-up comedians. A banjo, a jig, a lady claiming to be a pig—“That's Eddotainment”!

What did you do for your Muck Up Day? Danny McGinlay got arrested. It’s the conversation topic that ignites the competitive juices of every graduate, now destined to become a relic of the past as more and more schools outlaw the practice. Danny McGinlay (Utopia, The Project) tells the story Victoria Police have kept suppressed for 15 years.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND ANGELA THOMPSON

DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS Tue–Thu $22, Fri + Sun $28,

DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Graffiti Room TICKETS $21 (f), $18 (c) + transaction fee

Sat $32 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

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CLASS CLOWNS

TITANIC: THE MOVIE THE PLAY

The search is on for Australia’s funniest teens! Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s one-of-a-kind, national secondary school comedy competition is open to people aged 14–18 (Years 9–12). Register your standup, sketch, physical or musical act for free, or be part of the audience! For more info go to classclowns.com.au

Strap on your life jacket and get ready to board this shameless homage to the most epic romance of the 90s. Join aristocratic Kate and lowborn Leo as they discover love, loss and a lack of lifeboats on board the “unsinkable” ocean liner. There’s a rogue iceberg out for revenge, and (spoilers!) not everyone will survive. But if you’re lucky, you might get to have sex in a car.

THAT’S EDDOTAINMENT!

MUCK UP DAY

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE & ACT/REACT

DATE HEATS: Wed 2 Mar 2pm + Sat 5 Mar 5.30pm STATE FINAL: Sun 20 Mar 2pm VENUE Wed + Sat: Turbine Studio; Sun: Visy Theatre TICKETS $17 (f), $13 (c) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

DATE Wed 2–Sat 19 Mar TIME Wed–Sat 7.15pm + 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Powerhouse Plaza TICKETS Wed–Thu + Sun $25 (f), $20 (c), Fri + Sat $28 (f), $25 (c) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

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“LITTLE IS MASSIVE.”

TOMMMY LITTLE

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D**KHEAD

ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

Last year saw Tommy flee the country to a health retreat, quit his job in breakfast radio, get in hot water for identity fraud and then flee that same health retreat after just 24 hours. It’s time for this d**khead to tell his story. He completely sold out his seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2015. Book Now! “HAD THE AUDIENCE IN GIGGLES AND GUFFAWS FROM THE BEGINNING.”

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ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Visy Theatre TICKETS Tue–Thu $25, Fri + Sun $32, Sat $35

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SAM CAMPBELL

Cambo’s On Top

Sam Campbell, one of the freshest rising stars of Australian comedy brings his award-winning show to Brisbane Comedy Festival. Sambo Cambo returns to his old stomping ground of Brisbane to give everyone a big kiss on their brain. Sam does the street angel segment on triple j and can be pretty funny for you. If you’re an axolotl-lover, dole-bludger or perfect babe you’ll enjoy this hot comedic mess.

“WEIRD, CRASS, ABSURD, HURTLINGLY HILARIOUS.”

WINNER BEST NEWCOMER SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015 NOMINATED BEST NEWCOMER MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 March TIME Tue–Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7pm VENUE Graffiti Room TICKETS Tue–Thu + Sun $20, Fri–Sat $25

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MARTINI TIME Join ImproMafia for a swingin’ improvised variety show. Head back to the easy cool of the 60s for some toe-tapping free comedy! Brisbane’s own ImproMafia is turning the Turbine Platform into a Vegas lounge with a completely improvised free show full of games, songs and audience interaction, all made up on the spot. Join a very ratty pack of hilarious off-thecuff comedians for banter, crooning and good ol’ fashioned variety—and watch your suggestions come to life!

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND IMPROMAFIA DATE Fri 4–Sat 19 Mar TIME Fri–Sat 7.45pm VENUE The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge TICKETS FREE

“THOUGHTFUL AND ENGAGING… POWER KEEPS US LAUGHING WITH HIS DISARMING FRANKNESS.”

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DAVE THORNTON

“A QUICK AND SELF-DEPRECATING WIT… AN ENGAGING COMIC WITH A TRULY AUSTRALIAN TAKE ON LIFE.”

SO ON AND SO FORTH

THE AGE

DAMIEN POWER

SELL MUM INTO SLAVERY

I’m Dave and this is my new show. The previous one sold out—I know that sounds like bragging but I don’t know any other way to explain audiences liked it. I really like doing comedy; if you come and see me I reckon you’ll have a good time.

Hometown hero Damien Power makes a triumphant return to Brisbane Comedy Festival following a massive 2015. He was nominated for the Barry Award (Best Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival), toured the country and has industry insiders calling him the next big thing in Australian comedy.

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS

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DATE Fri 4–Sun 6 Mar TIME Fri 8.45pm, Sat 5.45pm + 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Visy Theatre TICKETS $32 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Turbine Studio TICKETS Tue–Thu $22, Fri + Sun $28, Sat $32

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CAM KNIGHT ALMOST BULLETPROOF

Critically acclaimed and brutally honest, Almost Bulletproof sees Cam weaving his way through masculinity, gender equality, growing up, moving on and what kind of world we're leaving behind. Cam has performed for Sydney Comedy Festival Gala on The Comedy Channel, Perth Comedy Festival Gala, Splendour in the Grass, Montreal Just for Laughs Gala at Sydney Opera House, Channel 10’s Studio 10 and ABC TV’s Back Seat Drivers, Soul Mates and How Not To Behave.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND MARK DAVID MANAGEMENT DATE Tue 1–Sun 6 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS $18 (Tuesday preview),

Wed–Thu + Sun $22 (f), $19 (c), Fri–Sat $27 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“CAM KNIGHT'S SHOW HAS IT ALL... BOY DOES HE KNOW HOW TO WORK AN AUDIENCE. KNIGHT WILL HAVE YOU IN STITCHES FROM THE FIRST MINUTE TILL THE LAST... THIS SHOW WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST… AND IS A MUST SEE.”

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MATT OKINE ARIA award-winning comic and triple j Breakfast host Matt Okine returns to Brisbane with a hilarious new show. 2015 was a huge year for Matt Okine. The host of triple j Breakfast and ABC’s How Not to Behave took out the Director's Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, along with nominations for a Helpmann Award and the New Zealand Comedy Festival’s Best International Show. In 2016, Matt's back with his fifth straight solo show and you can be sure as hell that you won't want to miss it.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT DATE Thu 3–Sun 6 Mar TIME Thu–Sat 9pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS Thu + Sun $30, Fri–Sat $35

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“A GREAT PIECE OF COMEDY FROM A COMIC WHO ISN’T AFRAID TO WEAR HIS HEART ON HIS SLEEVE.” SQUIRREL COMEDY

“SIDE-SPLITTINGLY FUNNY.” THE AUSTRALIAN TIMES

“OUTSTANDING… RISING STAR.” TIME OUT LONDON

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NOT 4 KIDZ Grab your cereal and settle in for a completely improvised parody of your favourite childhood shows. Return to the glory days of children’s television! Brisbane comedy favourites ImproMafia are stepping back in time to present an improvised homage to the shows that made your childhood great. Join a perky host and a puppet just aggressive enough to avoid copyright infringement, then save the planet with an animated eco-warrior, deal with Canadian high school dramas or go ‘round the bend with the supernatural. Made up on the spot from your suggestions, it’s all up to the audience how these cheeky parodies play out. (Sorry, kids—this one’s for the grownups!)

“SHEER ANTICIPATION AND BURSTS OF ROARING LAUGHTER.” THE PHILIPPINE STAR

“AMAZINGLY VERSATILE ACTORS WORK SPONTANEOUSLY WITHOUT SCRIPT, FALLING INSTANTLY INTO CHARACTER.” STAGE WHISPERS

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND IMPROMAFIA DATE Sat 5 + 12, Thu 17, Sat 19 Mar TIME Thu 8.30pm, Sat 5.30pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS $23 (f), $16 (c) + transaction fee

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“EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING AND HONEST COMEDY AT ITS MUSICAL BEST.” THEATRE PRESS

JUDE PERL

ADAM RICHARD

In order to launch her debut album, the only way singer/songwriter/comedian Jude Perl was able to fund her music career was by selling her songs, her brand and her integrity to the lucrative product we all know and love: Sugar Oh’s.

A show about bludgers, beavers and badly-translated ADELAIDE tattoos. The allegedly fabulous ADVERTISER Adam Richard (Spicks and Specks, Outland) returns to Brisbane with an all-new hour of comedy and some incredibly useless facts.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND SUGARHOPE RECORDS

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND ANGELA THOMPSON

DATE Wed 9 Mar TIME 8.45pm VENUE The Big Top TICKETS $28 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

DATE Thu 10 Mar TIME 8.45pm VENUE The Big Top TICKETS $28 (f), $24 (c) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

PART OF THIS COMPLETE BREAKFAST

SPLITSECONDISM

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PETER HELLIAR ONE HOT MESS

Peter Helliar’s brand new stand up show is one hot mess, or is that one mess of hotness? Either way it’s going to be both hot and messy. Pete is simply one of the biggest names in Australian comedy. Brisbane audiences have just one chance to catch him live in 2016! FOUR SHOWS ONLY.

“WILL TOPPLE YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND MAKE YOU GIDDILY GUFFAW.” “BRILLIANT CRIKEY “brilliant COMEDICskills…killer SKILLS… KILLER comedic PUNCHLINES punchlines .” .” HERALD SUN HERALD SUN PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS

“HELLIAR IS GIFTED OF COMEDY… “Helliar is gifted of comedy… BIOLOGICALLY FUNNY.” biologically funny.”

THE AGE DATE Fri 11–Sun 13 Mar THE AGE TIME Fri 8.45pm, Sat 5.45pm + 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE The Big Top TICKETS Fri $39, Sat–Sun $42 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

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HANNAH GADSBY DOGMATIC

A storyteller par excellence with a joke rate that most dads at a family BBQ would envy. Hello. I would like to invite you to attend my show, Dogmatic. I have worked very hard on it and I am a very charming performer. But these things alone do not maketh a show. I need you. I need you to buy a ticket, attend the relevant session and laugh at me. What a darling team we will be. Ok. Bye. Hannah x (This invitation does not extend to knob biscuits.)

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE The Big Top TICKETS Tue–Thu $25, Fri + Sun $34, Sat $39

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“…ONE OF OUR BEST COMEDIANS: AT ONCE OUTRÉ AND HEARTFELT, BRUTAL AND UPLIFTING. SHE'S A MARVEL.” THE AGE

“POLITE PASSENGER.”

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CELIA PACQUOLA 2015 saw Celia Pacquola’s arrival as a heavy hitter on the Australian comedy scene. She was hand-picked to support British comedy superstar John Oliver on his Australian tour and played to sold out crowds across the country with her critically acclaimed solo show, Let Me Know How It All Works Out. She starred in the second series of ABC TV’s smash hit Utopia and critically acclaimed drama series The Beautiful Lie. 2016 will mark ten years since Celia's first stand-up comedy gig. That's right, she's reached the double digit milestone so it's time for a party and a show.

“ENDLESSLY CHARMING, FURIOUSLY HONEST AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN STAND-UP.” THE INDEPENDENT

“UPLIFTING, DELIGHTFULLY FUNNY.”

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Fri 7.15pm, Sat 5.45 pm + 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Visy Theatre TICKETS Tue–Thu $25, Fri–Sun $35 + transaction fee

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AUNTY DONNA NEW SHOW

They’re YouTube stars and ABC iView famous—it’s sketch comedy threesome Aunty Donna! Described as a “glorious crossbreed of The Mighty Boosh and Flight of the Conchords” (Broadway Baby) Aunty Donna had a big 2015—they created their first pilot for ABC’s Fresh Blood comedy initiative and hit over seven million views on their YouTube channel. If you like your comedy subversive, hyperactive, witty and fast, you’ll love Aunty Donna.

CREATIVE TEAM Writer/Director Sam Lingham Writers/Performers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, Zachary Ruane Film Director/Editor Max Miller Sound Designer/Composer Tom Armstrong

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Turbine Studio TICKETS Tue–Thu $20, Fri–Sat $30, Sun $25

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“HIGH ENERGY ABSURDITY AND SIDE-SPLITTING RIDICULOUSNESS...”

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TRIPOD 101 HITS

For musicians they’re funny. For comedians they sure can sing.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, MARNIE FOULIS AND SMARTARTISTS

Believe it or not it’s 20 years since showbiz legends Tripod started not quite fitting in anywhere. You’re invited to the party as the boys trawl through the stupidest songbook ever to bluff its way into existence.

DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS Tue $35, Wed–Thu + Sun $39.90, Fri–Sat $42

Tripod: 101 Hits will be a hilarious, chaotic and occasionally nail-biting tour through a random selection from the songbook* of the same name. If you like a mixture of their old and new stuff better than their new stuff, this is the show for you.

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“THESE GUYS ARE GOOD, THESE GUYS ARE GREAT, THESE GUYS ARE JAW-HANG-WIDE-OPEN, DROOLSLOWLY-DRIP-OUT BRILLIANT.” HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE

*An actual physical printed songbook. Seriously. “TRIPOD COULD BE A COMEDY TRIO OR JUST A VERY STRANGE, VERY TALENTED ROCK BAND.” ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

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DAMIAN CALLINAN The LOST WW1 DIARY

Renowned stand-up and character comedian, Callinan [Backyard Ashes, Spicks & Specks, Skithouse, 774ABC] brings to life the pages of the war diary he found in an op shop. The show, combining hilarious characters with black humour, switches from rollicking farce to aching pathos in a heartbeat.

"SOME PERFORMANCES MOVE YOU WITH SUCH FORCE THEY’RE IN YOUR THOUGHTS WELL AFTER THE THEATRE LIGHTS DIM AND YOU’VE LEFT THE VENUE. WE LAUGHED, WE GASPED AND WIPED TEARS FROM OUR EYES. MEMORABLE, MOVING, BRILLIANT."

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND DAMIAN CALLINAN DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 6.45pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS $23 (Tuesday preview), $30 (f),

$24 (group +6) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

BECKY LUCAS BABY

Described by Karl Stefanovic as a “bloody weirdo”, Brisbane’s Becky Lucas is a writer, comic and really into twitter. She was a grand finalist at RAW Comedy, handpicked for Comedy Zone, and has opened for Joel Creasey, Wil Anderson and Jerry Seinfeld (before their falling out). After a successful debut of her solo show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Becky Lucas is ready to bring you her second attempt. “HER STYLE IS THE COMEDY EQUIVALENT OF PUTTING A SILENCER ON A GUN; YOU DON’T HEAR THE PEARLERS COMING, YOU ONLY KNOW WHEN THEY HIT… HER UNCEREMONIOUS PUNCHLINES HIT DEAD CENTRE EVERY TIME, GETTING HUGE LAUGHS.” THE HERALD SUN

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Graffiti Room TICKETS Tue–Thu + Sun $20,

Fri–Sat $25 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)


“ONE OF THE MOST SOLID HOURS OF COMEDY YOU’LL FIND AT THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL.”

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THE HERALD SUN

NAZEEM HUSSAIN

HUSSAIN IN THE MEMBRANE In 2015, Nazeem Hussain’s debut solo show SOLD OUT around Australia and Europe and was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy. He also bagged a Logie nomination for his TV show Legally Brown (SBS) for Most Outstanding Comedy. He’s back in 2016 with his brand new show!

LAURA DAVIS GHOST MACHINE

Described by critics as being “phenomenal”, “bold and extraordinary”, as well as “fiercely funny” and “totally hilarious”, Ghost Machine is a constantly surprising show from a compelling comedian. WINNER BEST INDEPENDENT COMEDY MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND LIVE NATION

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND LAURA DAVIS

DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Visy Theatre TICKETS $25 (Tuesday preview), Wed–Thu + Sun $30 (f),

DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7pm VENUE Graffiti Room TICKETS Tue + Wed $15, Thu–Sun $22 (f),

$28 (c), Fri–Sat $35 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

$19 (c) + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

STEEN RASKOPOULOS No one does one-man sketch comedy like Steen. His carefully crafted characters, world class improvisation and inspired spontaneity make his shows stand out on the comedy scene. Off the back of a Best Newcomer Award nomination at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2015 was big for Steen with sold out shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Edinburgh and London. The Record premiered on iView as part of a new season of ABC TV’s Fresh Blood initiative and he starred alongside award-winning comedian John Kearns in the BBC3 spoof police comedy series Top Coppers in the UK. NOMINEE BEST SHOW MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015 NOMINEE BEST NEWCOMER EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014

“ambitious and hilarious.”

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PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Turbine Studio TICKETS Tue–Thu $22, Fri + Sun $28,

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RHYS NICHOLSON BONA FIDE

After travelling the international circuit Rhys Nicholson packs a new show with his razor-sharp and daring wit. Don’t miss out! (adj) Bona Fide: real or genuine, done in a sincere or honest way. (noun) Rhys Nicholson: real and genuine comedian. He may or may not be lying to you for the evening. But you’ll be laughing, whether it’s to his outrageously truthful stories or bewilderingly funny tall stories. Deception has never been this fun.

“HIS STYLE OF HUMOUR WAS FRESH, DARING AND DEFINITELY KILLED.” THE AU REVIEW

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT DATE Tue 8–Sun 13 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS Tue–Thu $20, Fri–Sat $27, Sun $23

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“NICHOLSON IS AN ASTUTE SATIRIST OF THE WORLD AROUND HIM. CLEVER, A BIT BELOW-THE-BELT… BLATANTLY VERY FUNNY.”

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“THIS IS BRILLIANT, CONFRONTING, CONFESSIONAL COMEDY.”

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CHOPPER’S

REPUBLIC OF ANZAKISTAN Australia, it’s time. It’s time for a new name, a new flag and a new set of balls. It’s time to become the world’s newest superpower— Anzakistan. And Chopper’s just the bloke to run it. Now that we have a “who wants a turn?” approach to leaders, it seems like anyone can have a go. So why shouldn’t Chopper have a crack? Chopper may not have any experience, but at least you know where he stands—right behind a moustache. Call in sick for work because you’re hungover? “Yes we can”. Tracksuit pants to a job interview? “Yes we can”.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND LAUGHING STOCK DATE Fri 11–Sun 13 Mar TIME Fri–Sat 9pm, Sun 7.30pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS $38 (f), $34 (c), $32 (group 6+)

+ transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“THIS IS A TOP HOUR OF UPROARIOUSLY ENTERTAINING COMEDY… PACKED WITH GOOD GAGS AND ‘SO WRONG IT’S RIGHT’ MOMENTS.”

«««« CHORTLE UK

“AUSTRALIA’S FUNNIEST COMEDY CHARACTER...”

««««« THE SUNDAY MAIL

“THIS HOUR LONG, SIDE-SPLITTING SHOW ASCERTAINED HEATH FRANKLIN HAS ONE OF THE QUICKEST AND SHARPEST WITS IN AUSTRALIA.” RIP IT UP

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WIL ANDERSON FIRE AT WIL

Five-time winner People’s Choice Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival In September 2015, after two years of non-stop touring, criss-crossing the globe, Wil returned to Australian TV as host of the ABC’s smash hit Gruen. After ten weeks on the small screen Wil is back on stage, smashing up mic stands, working his craft and constantly challenging himself and his audience. Wil is one of the most consistently excellent stand-up comedians of his generation. Don’t miss his brand new hour of jokes.

“ANDERSON IS A MASTER OF DELIVERY… WITH PERFECT TIMING AND EMPHASIS.” CHORTLE

“ECLECTIC, SMART AND HILARIOUS… HIS SHOW IS DYNAMIC AND CUNNINGLY STRUCTURED.”

««««« HERALD SUN

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Fri 9pm, Sat 9.30pm, Sun 7.30pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS Tue–Thu $36, Fri + Sun $47, Sat $49

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NICK CODY COME GET SOME

Nick Cody is back in Brisbane with a brand new hour of kickass stand-up comedy and an awesome beard. Last year, Nick sold out his Australian tour and performed on Opening Night Comedy Allstars (Channel Ten), Please Like Me (ABC), Just For Laughs (The Comedy Channel) and Kinne (7Mate). Then he went on to play in front of packed houses in Edinburgh, New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Now he is back home with his sweet red beard and a brand new hour of hilarious standup. You like the sound of that? Well, COME GET SOME!

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT DATE Wed 16–Sun 20 Mar TIME Wed–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Visy Theatre TICKETS Wed–Thu $20, Fri–Sat $30, Sun $25

+ transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“NICK CODY IS A REVELATION.” «««« HERALD SUN

“AUSTRALIA’S NEXT BIG THING.”

«««« THE LIST (UK)

“SUPREMELY GOOD STAND UP, RIPPING UP THE STAGE.”

«««« THE SCOTSMAN (UK)

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STEVE HUGHES NERVOUS BREAKTHROUGH

Don’t miss internationally renowned comedian Steve Hughes with a hilarious “tell it like it is” brand new show. After two years spent recovering from a nervous breakdown, a broken heart and a stint in rehab Hughes is lucky to be alive, let alone funny. But when your life turns to hell there's got to be a few laughs in there somewhere. Hughes does it the only way he knows how­—with comedy that’s confronting, thought-provoking and always hilarious. Back for six shows only, after 20 years touring in over 35 countries.

««««« THE HERALD SUN «««« TNT LONDON “ACUTELY OBSERVED AND CUTTING BONE-DEEP... WITH AN HONESTY AND OPENNESS RARELY SEEN AMONG COMICS. HIS INSIGHTS ARE SPOT ON, HIS OPINIONS ARE INTELLIGENT AND HIS JOKES ARE TOP CLASS.” THE GUARDIAN

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT

“HE'S READ THE SO-CALLED SOCIAL CONTRACT AND IS DEEPLY SUSPICIOUS OF IT... LIKE ART AND TRAVEL, STEVE HUGHES REMINDS US THAT THINGS CAN BE OTHERWISE THAN THEY ARE. WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR NOT, THAT'S SOMETHING WE COULD DO WITH MORE OF IN THIS COUNTRY. MUCH MORE.”

DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE Turbine Studio TICKETS $25 (Tuesday preview), Wed–Thu + Sun $35,

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AUSTRALIAN STAGE


DAVID QUIRK

HARLEY BREEN

Australia’s prince of dark comedy (Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane, Please Like Me) tackles morality, mortality and music. This show, like David, is approaching perfection.

Step inside the mind of a d**khead… it's good in there. Breen is a multi award-winning comedian. This will be his tenth solo show. That's a decade of stupid. You should definitely buy a ticket. Go on, it'll make you feel like a unicorn farting a rainbow. As seen on ABC Comedy Uplate and heard on Triple M.

APPROACHING PERFECTION

SMELL THE PENGUINS

Show contains literal and figurative darkness.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND LAUGHING STOCK

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND LAUGHING STOCK

DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS $20 (Tuesday preview),

DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Turbine Studio TICKETS $20 (Tuesday preview),

Wed–Thu + Sun $27 (f), $24 (c), Fri–Sat $30 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

Wed–Thu + Sun $27 (f), $24 (c), Fri–Sat $30 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

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ROWENA HUTSON

RIP IT UP

STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

“AN AWESOME TALENT.” THE CLOTHESLINE

Rowena Hutson is a Strong Female Character. Or would be if she didn’t have an aversion to latex heels and an overbearing obsession with wisecracking heroes like Indiana Jones. And Wolverine. And Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. From the pop-culture fiend who brought you Shaky M and A Four-Eyed Guide to the Galaxy comes an all-singing, all-dancing physical comedy about what action heroes can teach us about growing up and growing breasts. Yippee ki yay mother flippers. WINNER BRISBANE POWERHOUSE OUTSTANDING COMEDY TOURING AWARD MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND ROWENA HUTSON

“ONLY THE MOST SPECIAL OF STORYTELLERS CAN MAKE AN AUDIENCE LAUGH ONE MINUTE AND WANT TO CRY THE NEXT. ROWENA HUTSON IS ONE OF THOSE.” THE ADVERTISER

DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.30pm, Sun 7pm VENUE Graffiti Room TICKETS Tue $20, Wed–Sun $25 (f), $20 (c)

+ transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

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GEN FRICKER YEAH? YEAH!

Sardonic, unique, and downright weird— don’t miss Gen Fricker. Fricker has quickly become one of the brightest young stars on the national comedy circuit, with her unique blend of sassy stand up and dark musical experimentation, delivered with a butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth smile. “ONE TO WATCH.” VOGUE AUSTRALIA

“HILARIOUSLY DARK.” THE AGE

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT

“GEN FRICKER IS A GENIUS… HILARIOUSLY, UNAPOLOGETICALLY WEIRD.” HERALD SUN

DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 7pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Graffiti Room TICKETS Tue–Thu + Sun $20, Fri–Sat $25 + transaction fee

($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

DAVID O’DOHERTY We Are All in the Gutter But Some of Us Are Looking At David O’Doherty

David O’Doherty, the Aldi Enya, the broken Bublé, presents a new hour of talking and songs played on his stupid keyboard from 1986. Life is like a box of chocolates. But one where somebody has eaten the chocolates and replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets. Three shows only.

PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Fri 18–Sun 20 Mar TIME Fri–Sat 7.15pm, Sun 5.15pm VENUE The Big Top TICKETS Fri + Sun $35 (f), $32 (c), Sat $38 (f), $35 (c)

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SAM SIMMONS NOT A PEOPLE PERSON

From the brain that brought you millionaire cats eating Viennetta, gypsy cuddles and nanna wanks, comes a brand-spanking-new hour of mind-blending internal self-hatred, paranoia and comedy, because you have to put comedy in it.

WINNER BEST COMEDY SHOW EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2015

Years just don’t get any bigger than Sam Simmons’ 2015. He won the two biggest awards in live comedy and sold out shows at every major comedy festival. He is back in Australia for a nanosecond in 2016. Don’t miss the hottest act in the comedy world— in Brisbane for one week only!

DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE The Big Top TICKETS Tue–Thu $25, Fri + Sun $34, Sat $39

WINNER BEST SHOW MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS

+ transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“HIS IMPECCABLY WOVEN STREAM OF WEIRDNESS IS A CALL TO REJECT BLANDNESS: THIS SHOW BOTH DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION AND DESERVES IT.”

««««« THE TIMES (UK)

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TOM BALLARD

THE WORLD KEEPS HAPPENING What’s the deal with man’s inhumanity to man? How about those collective delusions about our mortality? Ever notice how society’s conditional thinking stimulates perpetual environmental chaos and suffering? Much LOL. In 2015 Tom performed alongside Wanda Sykes and roasted Jimmy Carr in Montreal, made his critically acclaimed debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, started a hit podcast and even hosted Q&A. Now he has a new hour of dynamite stand-up about how everything is sinister and confusing and on the verge of collapse. Come along and have a good oldfashioned laugh about it while you still can.

AS HEARD ON TRIPLE J AS SEEN ON THE PROJECT AND Q&A NOMINATED BEST NEWCOMER EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2015

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Tue 15–Sun 20 Mar TIME Tue–Sat 8.45pm, Sun 7.15pm VENUE Visy Theatre TICKETS Tue–Thu $25, Fri + Sun $32, Sat $34

+ transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“ANY TIME SPENT IN BALLARD’S COMPANY IS NEVER LESS THAN JOYOUS... JUST LAUGHS ALL THE WAY.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“LAUGH-OUT LOUD MOMENTS OF COMIC GENIUS.”

««««« EDINBURGH GUIDE 2015

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TOM GREEN

TOM GREEN LIVE The funniest, most unpredictable personality born on MTV and star of Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered returns to Australia with a new show. Don’t miss a night of raw, genuine, intelligent, smash-mouth comedy where anything goes. “Daddy would you like some sausage?” Yes we would. Strictly limited season.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND A-LIST ENTERTAINMENT DATE Tue 15–Wed 16 Mar TIME 7pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS $51.85 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“TOM GREEN’S LIVE SHOW IS A MASTERPIECE OF STAND-UP BRILLIANCE.” AXS

“RAW, GENUINE AND INTELLIGENT.” TOOFAR.TV

LUCKY DIP Question: What do triple j’s Matt Okine, Foxtel TV host Mel Buttle and Emmy nominated Josh Thomas all have in common? Answer: They all started their comedy careers in the Brisbane open mic comedy scene. Come and catch the future of Australian funny with this comedy turducken of a show crammed with the best of Brisbane’s buzzing comedy scene. Featuring the hottest newcomers, returning local favourites and surprise drop-ins, this show has something for everyone. So grab a drink from the in-show bar and get ready for a late night of local laughs. You saw them here first!

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE DATE Fri 4–Sat 19 Mar TIME Fri + Sat 10pm VENUE Rooftop Terrace TICKETS $15 + transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

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TOM GLEESON GREAT

Are you coming to my show? Yes? Great. As seen on ABC TV’s The Weekly. 2015 was a breakout year for Tom Gleeson. The three time Helpmann Award nominee starred alongside Charlie Pickering with his Hard Chat segment on The Weekly. He toured the country with his stand up show, aptly entitled Tom Gleeson, and just casually went about being one of the most in-demand comedians on the Australian comedy scene. Tom’s trademark dry and wicked style, both unique and hilarious, puts him in a class all of his own.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND TOKEN EVENTS DATE Thu 17–Sun 20 Mar TIME Thu–Fri 7pm, Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5.30pm VENUE Powerhouse Theatre TICKETS $25 (Thursday preview), Fri–Sun $40

+ transaction fee ($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“SMART, FAST AND TOPICAL—TOM GLEESON DELIVERS COMEDY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH AND THINK.” WEST AUSTRALIAN

“BARNSTORMING HOUR OF STAND-UP… AGGRESSIVELY HILARIOUS… GLEESON IS IN FULL FLIGHT HERE. IT’S TRULY SOMETHING TO SEE.” HERALD SUN

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DANNY BHOY Danny Bhoy returns with his brand new show.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND ADRIAN BOHM BY ARRANGEMENT WITH LISA THOMAS MANAGEMENT

Danny began his stand up career in 1998 and a year later he won The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award in the UK. In 2001, he debuted his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival to critical acclaim. Since then he has been a regular visitor to the Edinburgh Fringe packing the biggest venues at the festival.

DATE Mon 21–Tue 22 Mar TIME 8pm VENUE Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane CBD TICKETS $54.90 + transaction fee

After his first visit abroad to Australia in 2003, Danny has become one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working in the world today. He has built up a massive following in Australia and New Zealand where his tours have broken records in attendance. Danny’s unique brand of storytelling and razor sharp wit has been described as “effortlessly funny” and “the stand-up equivalent of Bill Bryson”.

($3 single/$6 multiple tickets)

“BRILLIANTLY ORIGINAL AND INTOXICATING COMEDY. A WARM, LIKABLE EVERYMAN WITH A PENCHANT FOR FOLLOWING MUNDANE LOGICAL ABSURDITIES TO WONDERFULLY DAFT CONCLUSIONS.” THE TIMES (UK)

“HAD THE AUDIENCE SIMULTANEOUSLY WEEPING WITH LAUGHTER AND NODDING IN AGREEMENT.” HERALD SUN

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INFORMATION Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to New Farm Park on the Brisbane River. Street access is via the end of Lamington Street (continuation of James Street).  ITYCAT A well lit 200 metre riverside walk C from the New Farm Park CityCat jetty.  US Bus Services 196 and 195 stop at B New Farm Park. Follow the riverside walk from the CityCat jetty. Service 199 stops on Merthyr Road within walking distance via Lamington Street. BICYCLES Bike racks are located outside the Stores Building (beside the car park) and Brisbane Powerhouse. A CityCycle station is also located at the entrance to the car park on Lamington Street. TAXI Collect and drop off area in the car park beside the Stores Building. Free taxi phones are located in the foyer opposite the box office. CAR Limited free parking is available on site via Lamington Street. Further parking is available in New Farm Park via the car park link road. WHEELCHAIR Wheelchair parking is available on site via Lamington Street with lift access from the car park level beside the Stores Building. Please notify the box office of any special needs when booking.

ONLINE brisbanepowerhouse.org Please note that upper gallery seats and selected productions cannot be booked online.

PHONE +61 7 3358 8600 IN PERSON Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Mon–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat 12–4pm, 2 hrs prior to performance CONCESSIONS Brisbane Powerhouse productions may offer concessions to full-time students, pensioners, and health care card holders. Concession cards and ID must be shown when collecting tickets or the full price may be charged. Concessions and pricing policy for visiting shows is at the discretion of the external producer. REFUND AND EXCHANGE POLICY Purchased tickets may only be exchanged, refunded or returned in accordance with the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. This document is available from liveperformance.com.au. GIFT VOUCHERS Gift vouchers are available. Contact the box office for more details. SHOWS RUN FOR APPROXIMATELY 60 MINS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. ALL INFORMATION IS CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING.

CONTACT BUILDING OPENING HOURS Mon 9am–5pm, Tue–Sun 9am–9pm ADDRESS Brisbane Powerhouse Pty Ltd, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm 4005, PO Box 364, New Farm 4005

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CONTACT TEL +61 7 3358 8622 FAX +61 7 3358 8611 BOX OFFICE +61 7 3358 8600 EMAIL info@brisbanepowerhouse.org ABN 18 091 551 290


BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL PARTNERS

PRESENTING PARTNER

SUPPORT PARTNERS

Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane City Council’s leading arts performance venue helping to deliver a vibrant and creative city.

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TUESDAYS TO FRIDAYS 11PM AEDT


KNOCKOFF CHEAP JOKES AND FREE LAUGHS If you enjoy one-liners, hilarious stories and side-splitting observations, you’ll be right at home at our free weekly comedy series, Knockoff. Our mix of international and Australian comedians will help you start the weekend with a smile.

OURSELF GO CACK SYY OF THE E T COUR HANNEL! COMEDY C

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND THE COMEDY CHANNEL DATE Every Friday TIME 6pm VENUE The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge TICKETS FREE

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WATT AND NEW FARMER’S KITCHEN CASUAL WATERFRONT DINING

Brisbane Powerhouse, Ground Level 119 Lamington St, New Farm wattrestaurant.com.au +61 7 3358 5464

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BAR ALTO SIMPLY ITALIAN

Brisbane Powerhouse, Level 1 119 Lamington St, New Farm baralto.com.au +61 7 3358 1063

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ALL SHOWS RUN FOR APPROXIMATELY 60 MINS

SCHEDULE

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016 WEEK ONE SHOWS

P.

VENUE

TUE 01 MAR

WED 02 MAR

THU 03 MAR

FRI 04 MAR

SAT 05 MAR

SUN 06 MAR

ANNE EDMONDS

07

Rooftop Terrace

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

5.30pm

BRISBANE BORN AND BREAD

05

Visy Theatre

8.45pm

8.45pm

CAM KNIGHT

10

Rooftop Terrace

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

7pm

DAMIEN POWER

09

Turbine Studio

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

DANNY MCGINLAY

07

Graffiti Room

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

5.30pm

8.45pm

5.45pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm

7pm

7pm

7.30pm

DAVE THORNTON

09

Visy Theatre

FRANK WOODLEY

06

Powerhouse Theatre

KNOCKOFF FREE!

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The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge

6pm

LUCKY DIP

29

Rooftop Terrace

10pm

10pm

MATT OKINE

11

Powerhouse Theatre

9pm

9pm

MARTINI TIME FREE!

09

The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge

7.45pm

7.45pm

MEL BUTTLE

04

Turbine Studio

NOT 4 KIDZ

12

Rooftop Terrace

SAM CAMPBELL

08

Graffiti Room

TITANIC: THE MOVIE THE PLAY

07

Powerhouse Plaza

TOMMY LITTLE

08

Visy Theatre

WEEK TWO SHOWS

P.

VENUE

ADAM RICHARD

13

The Big Top

7pm

7pm

7pm

9pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.30pm

5.15pm

5.30pm 8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7pm 7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.15pm

TUE 08 MAR

WED 09 MAR

THU 10 MAR

FRI 11 MAR

SAT 12 MAR

SUN 13 MAR

8.45pm

AUNTY DONNA

16

Turbine Studio

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.15pm

BECKY LUCAS

18

Graffiti Room

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

5.30pm

BRISBANE BORN AND BREAD

05

The Big Top

8.45pm

CELIA PACQUOLA

15

Visy Theatre

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.45pm, 7.15pm

5.15pm

DAMIAN CALLINAN

18

Rooftop Terrace

6.45pm

6.45pm

6.45pm

6.45pm

6.45pm

5.15pm

HANNAH GADSBY

14

The Big Top

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.15pm

HEATH FRANKLIN’S CHOPPER

21

Powerhouse Theatre

9pm

9pm

7.30pm

7pm

JUDE PERL

13

The Big Top

KNOCKOFF FREE!

35

The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge

8.45pm 6pm

LAURA DAVIS

19

Graffiti Room

8.30pm

8.30pm

LUCKY DIP

29

Rooftop Terrace

10pm

10pm

MARTINI TIME FREE!

09

The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge

7.45pm

7.45pm

NAZEEM HUSSAIN

19

Visy Theatre

NOT 4 KIDZ

12

Rooftop Terrace

PETER HELLIAR

13

The Big Top

8.30pm

8.45pm

8.30pm

8.45pm

8.30pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

5.30pm 8.45pm

5.45pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm

RHYS NICHOLSON

20

Rooftop Terrace

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

7pm

STEEN RASKOPOULOS

19

Turbine Studio

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

TITANIC: THE MOVIE THE PLAY

07

Powerhouse Plaza

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm

TRIPOD

17

Powerhouse Theatre

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

5.30pm

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7pm


WEEK THREE SHOWS

P.

VENUE

CLASS CLOWNS FINALS

07

Visy Theatre

TUE 15 MAR

WED 16 MAR

THU 17 MAR

FRI 18 MAR

SAT 19 MAR

SUN 20 MAR

DAVID O’DOHERTY

26

The Big Top

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.15pm

DAVID QUIRK

25

Rooftop Terrace

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

5.30pm

GEN FRICKER

26

Graffiti Room

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

5.30pm

HARLEY BREEN

25

Turbine Studio

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

KNOCKOFF FREE!

35

The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge

6pm

LUCKY DIP

29

Rooftop Terrace

10pm

10pm

MARTINI TIME FREE!

09

The Comedy Channel Laughter Lounge

7.45pm

7.45pm

NICK CODY

23

Visy Theatre

NOT 4 KIDZ

12

Rooftop Terrace

ROWENA HUTSON

25

Graffiti Room

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

7pm

SAM SIMMONS

27

The Big Top

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

STEVE HUGHES

24

Turbine Studio

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

5.15pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

7.15pm, 8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

7pm

7pm

7.30pm

5.30pm

9pm

9pm

9.30pm

7.30pm

2pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

7.15pm

8.30pm

TITANIC: THE MOVIE THE PLAY

07

Powerhouse Plaza

TOM BALLARD

28

Visy Theatre

TOM GLEESON

30

Powerhouse Theatre

TOM GREEN

29

Powerhouse Theatre

7pm

7pm

WIL ANDERSON

22

Powerhouse Theatre

9pm

9pm

8.45pm

7.15pm

5.15pm

5.30pm

BRISBANE CITY HALL EVENTS SHOWS

P.

VENUE

SAT 27 FEB

BRISBANE COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA

03

Brisbane City Hall

7pm

SUNDAY SHOWDOWN

04

Brisbane City Hall

SUN 28 FEB

6pm

SHOWS

P.

VENUE

MON 21 MAR

TUE 22 MAR

DANNY BHOY

31

Brisbane City Hall

8pm

8pm

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ACT/REACT ADAM RICHARD ANNE EDMONDS AUNTY DONNA BECKY LUCAS BRISBANE BORN AND BREAD CAM KNIGHT CELIA PACQUOLA CLASS CLOWNS DAMIAN CALLINAN DAMIEN POWER DANNY BHOY DANNY MCGINLAY DAVE THORNTON DAVID O’DOHERTY DAVID QUIRK FRANK WOODLEY GEN FRICKER GREG LARSEN HANNAH GADSBY HARLEY BREEN HEATH FRANKLIN IMPROMAFIA JUDE PERL LAURA DAVIS LUCKY DIP MATT OKINE MEL BUTTLE NAZEEM HUSSAIN NICK CODY PETER HELLIAR RHYS NICHOLSON ROWENA HUTSON SAM CAMPBELL SAM SIMMONS STEEN RASKOPOULOS STEVE HUGHES TOMMY LITTLE TOM BALLARD TOM GREEN TOM GLEESON TRIPOD WIL ANDERSON + MORE!

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