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THE NAKED CITY – CANNED, CUTOUT & CRAZY

If you said to somebody a few months ago that they’d spot Britain’s worst serial killer Howard Shipman in the crowd at an NRL match they probably would have called for your psychiatric certification. For starters the notorious GP, who is said to be responsible for the deaths of some 250 people, died in 2004. […]

Frenchy – Turn It Up

'Turn it up' is an expression which, like many Australian expressions, can come with multiple meanings depending on the various inflections placed on the phrase. At times it can mean partying hard and going all out, whereas at other times it can be an expressions of derision and disbelief. When the immortal phrase was first […]

THE NAKED CITY – COVID CAPERS

Throughout history humour and satire have often been engaged to ease the pain of trauma and tragedy and boost overall morale. This was certainly the case during World Wars I and II when everything from cartoons to popular songs were designed to make people smile in the face of enormous disruption and the grim reality […]

Sam Wade – Living Through A Shutdown, A Comedian’s Perspective

I’m pretty sure 2020 did some shady shit back in the 80s because I have never seen something get so thoroughly and completely cancelled. We live in a time where most everything is shutdown, every job is essential and also completely expendable, where catching up with your mates is now a health hazard (unless you […]

Giant Dwarf Left Homeless

By Madison Behringer After operating as a vibrant and thriving venue in the heart of Sydney for six years, Giant Dwarf Theatre is being forced to relocate due to a massive rent increase. Co-founders Nikita Agzarian and Julian Morrow set up shop at 199 Cleveland Street in Redfern in 2014 after signing a lease with […]

Mardi Gras 2020

By Madison Behringer. Each year the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival gets a little bit bigger, a little bit louder and attracts thousands more people each year to the city’s celebration of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2020 Mardi Gras in Sydney will undoubtedly be the largest festival yet, with the organisation stating: “From […]

Spice Night

Presented as part of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, Riverside Theatres in Parramatta will host Spice Night, an evening of stand-up comedy direct from four of Asia’s only out and proud comedians. Spice Night producer Toby Sullivan speaks of the political and social importance of a unique show like this one, saying, “It […]

Comedy Kiki 2020

Last year's inaugural Comedy Kiki festival was so successful that Darlinghurst Theatre Company has decided to bring back its festival of funnies for 2020. A festival of comedic shows will see a lineup of the most hilarious Australian queer comedians including; Zoe Coombs Marr, Geraldine Hickey and Nath Valvo. Each artist will be performing on different nights […]

The Usual Dagos

Coming together to share the stage in Sydney this February for one show only, a star-studded line-up of A-list comedians will feature in an exclusive stand-up event, The Usual Dagos. Comedians including Joe Avati, George Kapiniaris and TV star Tahir will welcome new members of the Dagos family to the stage; James Liotta, Piero Viavattene, and […]

Stood Up by Jack Whitehall

“I’m surprised anyone in Australia could even be arsed to come and see me... I’m not even the funniest person in my family.” Award winning comedian Jack Whitehall has arrived in Australia well in advance of his upcoming Stood Up tour. Ahead of the tour City Hub spoke with Whitehall about the journey which has […]