Tag Archives

Just For Laughs Sydney announces return

After a two-year break, the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival will return with shows in theatres all over the city and The All-Star Gala will return to its home, the Sydney Opera House. The 2022 All-Star Gala will be  held on Saturday, December 3 and will feature a stellar lineup to celebrate the Festival’s milestone 10th Anniversary.  […]

Jonathan Van Ness Coming To Sydney

Comedian & entertainer Jonathan Van Ness will bring his Imaginary Living Room Olympian tour to Sydney this September. Speaking as part of the announcement Van Ness said, "Australia is one of the most amazing places and I cannot wait to come back and share my new show with y’all! We’ve been through a lot the last […]

Australian Social Media Horror Comedy Film, Sissy, Debuting At Sydney Film Festival

In today's society social media influencers have become a huge part of our culture. For these people the number of followers, likes, shares & viewers are hot commodities, & potential big business. So it's no surprise that horror films, which have always done a great job at satirising the worst parts of society have begun […]

Drag Queen Comedian Bianca Del Rio Retuning To Sydney

Get your vaccinations and prepare the cocktails because everyone's favourite “clown in a gown”, Bianca Del Rio, is returning to Sydney with her new comedy tour Unsanitized! Bianca Del Rio, otherwise known as Roy Haylock, is a dimple-cheeked, larger-than-life drag queen and outrageous comic who isn’t afraid to shock and offend. When it comes to insult […]

Spin: Election 2022 at Enmore Theatre

Charles Firth is one of three political wits behind Spin: Election 2022, in which The Chaser Digital and The Shovel present “a comedic masterclass on the upcoming election.” The other two wits are James Schloeffel, from the The Shovel, and the entertaining Mark Humphries (from the ABC’s 7:30). Schloeffel’s witty satirical journal, The Shovel, was born […]

The Good Boss

From Spain comes The Good Boss, a comedy which can best be described as a corporate satire. Set over a week, the story centers on Julio Blanco (Javier Bardem) the owner of a scale factory who unashamedly meddles in the business of his employees because he believes that what his workers do may reflect on […]

How Has Social Media Changed Comedy?

BY SAM WADE “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people”* Social media means that laughter can connect people across the globe. So I guess the world is getting smaller? I'm old enough to associate TikTok with Kesha (still a banger, yes I will die on that hill) and young enough to have grown up […]

It Snows In Benidorm is a joyful & chaotic ride

Not quite a thriller, not quite a comedy, It Snows In Benidorm echoes the predictable storyline of a Brit finding enlightenment through adventure abroad, but with a droll unfolding of events that makes it something altogether different. Peter Riordan (Timothy Spall) is a mid-level bank manager in Manchester who subsists on habit (one potato and one […]

Why You Shouldn’t Call Comedian Anthony Locascio A ‘Wog’

BY ANTHONY LOCASCIO A slightly more experienced comedian once advised me to never use the word ‘wog’ in my act. Apparently the word “doesn’t really exist anymore.” I was a few months into performing, desperate for any kind of laugh, and leaning on a couple of easy, stereotype jokes. I have since figured out that […]

REVIEW: The Umbilical Brothers – The Distraction

REVIEWED BY JANE MAJOR The Umbilical Brothers, a partnership between David Collins and Shane Dundas with collaborator Doug Bayne, are performing their latest work, The Distraction, at the Sydney Opera House Playhouse until Feb 27 2022. The duo have been working together since the late 80s and are widely acknowledged for their performances with shows and awards […]