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  • The Full Catastrophe...
    • The Full Catastrophe
      31 Jul
      2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • STORY CLUB –...
    • Story Club - August
      01 Aug
      8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Bernard Fanning –...
    • Bernard Fanning: Tuesday 2 Aug
      02 Aug
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • DRAGON FRIENDS
    • Dragon Friends - August
      03 Aug
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Sarah Gaul –...
    • Sarah Gaul - Album Launch: Friday 5 Aug
      05 Aug
      7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Stuart Daulman –...
    • Stuart Daulman: Monday Aug 8
      08 Aug
      8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Laugh Your Arts...
    • Laugh Your Arts Off: Thursday Aug 11
      11 Aug
      7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • ITs SOAP
    • ITs Soap - Friday 12 Aug
      12 Aug
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Play Like a...
    • Play Like A Girl: Wed 17 August
      17 Aug
      8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • HOOTING & HOWLING
    • HOOTING & HOWLING: Tues 23 Aug
      23 Aug
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • An Evening with...
    • Leslie Rash: Wednesday 24 Aug
      24 Aug
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Food Fight
    • Food Fight: Thursday 25 Aug
      25 Aug
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • JOSIPA DRAISMA IS...
    • Josipa Draisma: Friday 26 Aug
      26 Aug
      8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Story Club Workshop
    • Saturday 27th Aug - Monday 29th Aug
      27 Aug - 29 Aug
      10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Story Club: Showcase
    • Monday 27th June
      29 Aug
      7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Fat on Purpose
    • Fat on Purpose: Fri 2 Sep
      02 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Fat on Purpose: Sat 3 Sep
      03 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Hannah and Eliza...
    • Hannah and Eliza: Friday 2 Sep
      02 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Hannah and Eliza: Sat 3 Sep
      03 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Dragon Friends
    • Dragon Friends: Wednesday Sep 7
      07 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Nailed It!
    • Nailed It: Thursday Sep 8
      08 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Alice Fraser ‘The...
    • Alice Fraser: Friday Sep 9
      09 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Penny Greenhalgh: Piranha...
    • Penny Greenhalgh: Friday 9 Sep
      09 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Penny Greenhalgh: Sat 10 Sep
      10 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Battlers and Dreamers
    • Battlers and Dreamers: Saturday Sep 10
      10 Sep
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Battlers and Dreamers: Sunday Sep 11
      11 Sep
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Comedyish
    • Comedyish: Monday 12 Sep
      12 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Comedyish: Monday 19 Sep
      19 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Comedyish: Monday 26 Sep
      26 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Michelle Brasier: Space...
    • Michelle Brasier: Tuesday 13 Sep
      13 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Michelle Brasier: Wednesday 14 Sep
      14 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • James Colley: IDEALIST...
    • James Colley: Tuesday 13 Sep
      13 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • James Colley: Wednesday 14 Sep
      14 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Undercover with Gen...
    • Undercover: Thursday 15 Sep
      15 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Queerstories
    • Queerstories: Friday Sep 16
      16 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • ITs Friday Night...
    • ITs Friday Night Improv: Friday 16 Sep
      16 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • ITs Friday Night Improv: Friday 23 Sep
      23 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Blackgammon by Black...
    • Blackgammon: Saturday 17 Sep
      17 Sep
      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Friendlyjordies: Chin up,...
    • Friendlyjordies: Friday 23 Sep
      23 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Friendlyjordies: Saturday 24 Sep
      24 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Spelling Bee
    • Spelling Bee: Saturday 24 Sep
      24 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Rhubarb
    • Rhubarb PREVIEW: Wednesday 29 Sep
      28 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Rhubarb: Thursday 29 Sep
      29 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Rhubarb: Friday 30 Sep
      30 Sep
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Rhubarb: Saturday 1 Oct
      01 Oct
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Greg Larsen: It’s...
    • Greg Larsen PREVIEW: Thursday 29 Sep
      29 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Greg Larsen: Friday 30 Sep
      30 Sep
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Greg Larsen: Saturday 1 Oct
      01 Oct
      9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Taylor Henderson
    • Taylor Henderson: Friday October 7
      07 Oct
      7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Zoë Coombs Marr...
    • Trigger Warning - Fri 14 October
      14 Oct
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Trigger Warning - Sat 15 October
      15 Oct
      7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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The Full Catastrophe – SOLD OUT

  • The Full Catastrophe
    31 Jul
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Full Catastrophe is an afternoon story slash therapy session hosted by Rebecca Huntley and Sarah Macdonald. The show is a collection of short stories by well known guests about when life got so bad it got funny.

STORY CLUB – Storm in a Teacup

  • Story Club - August
    01 Aug
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bernard Fanning – SOLD OUT

  • Bernard Fanning: Tuesday 2 Aug
    02 Aug
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To celebrate the release of his new album 'Civil Dusk', Bernard Fanning will do an exclusive special performance of the album in full for the very first time!

DRAGON FRIENDS

  • Dragon Friends - August
    03 Aug
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sarah Gaul – Album Launch

  • Sarah Gaul - Album Launch: Friday 5 Aug
    05 Aug
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Musical comedienne Sarah Gaul is having an album launch at Giant Dwarf!

After years of "maybe I should record my songs or something", I have finally goddamn done it, and after many months of recording, back and forth with distribution, editors, master-ers, CD people, and weird legal people in America who have to approve its digital release, I am so so so proud to present SLUMBERLAND: The Studio Album.

Because I'm a narcissist I'm having a launch event at Giant Dwarf - there will be a few performances by people I know and love, but mostly it's going to be music, party, drinking and fun.

You can dress a little fancy if you want, but essentially wear whatever the hell you like.

There will be some drinks provided, it is $5 entry or however much you are able to donate, and physical copies of the CD will be available for purchase.

The event will run roughly 7.30 - 11.

Stuart Daulman – We Did It

  • Stuart Daulman: Monday Aug 8
    08 Aug
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and watch Fancy Boy’s Stuart Daulman deliver an hour of funny skits, characters and routines in his latest offering to the comedy world.
As seen on ABC, SBS Comedy, Channel 31, at Splendour In The Grass and heard on triple j.

Laugh Your Arts Off 2016

  • Laugh Your Arts Off: Thursday Aug 11
    11 Aug
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hearts for Arts Law presents: Laugh Your Arts Off 2016

For one night only, 8 local stand-up comedians will take the stage to dazzle you with their wit and the very finest humour!

All proceeds help to fund the essential work of the Arts Law Centre, Australia's only national community legal service for artists and arts organisations.

Bring your mates, dates, partners and co-workers down to the Giant Dwarf for some comedy gold and a chance to win a raffle prize!

ITs SOAP

  • ITs Soap - Friday 12 Aug
    12 Aug
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In the style of ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’, this improvised soap opera will make the twists and tales of ‘Days of Our Lives’ look G rated.

Play Like a Girl

  • Play Like A Girl: Wed 17 August
    17 Aug
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

HOOTING & HOWLING

  • HOOTING & HOWLING: Tues 23 Aug
    23 Aug
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mixing stand-up comedy, storytelling and live music, HOOTING & HOWLING is a true story of soul searching, wise cracking and good old fashioned ghost hunting.

An Evening with Hollywood superstar Leslie Rash: A Fair Dinkum Variety Show

  • Leslie Rash: Wednesday 24 Aug
    24 Aug
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2016 RAW Comedy National Runner Up and 2015 Triple J Crumb of the Year nominee, Clinton Haines, presents...

An Evening With Hollywood Superstar Leslie Rash:
A Fair Dinkum Variety Show

Hollywood Superstar Leslie Rash was born in Australia but moved to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune and quickly became a legend of the silver screen.
But for one night only, he's back!

Leslie Rash has put together a giant night of entertainment with his Fair Dinkum Variety Show. Hear real Hollywood stories, see comedy sketches, sing along to original music by Leslie, relive classics from some of Leslie Rash's films and have some one on one time with one of Tinsel Town's original bad boys.

With guest appearances by Cameron James, Andrew Wolfe, Corey White, Jared Jekyll, John Conway, Tom Cashman, Cameron Duggan, Gearard McGeown Rodney Todd, Suren Jayemanne, Seamus McAlary, Simon Bosco, Alexander Butt, May Grehan, and Charlie McCann, An Evening with Hollywood Superstar Leslie Rash is not to be missed!

'Unflagging energy and great timing.' - Herald Sun

'Ebullient nutcase...an absolute blast.' - Chortle

Food Fight

  • Food Fight: Thursday 25 Aug
    25 Aug
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Food Fight is your chance to see people known for things other than cooking cook live on stage!

Watch Myf Warhurst, Alex Dyson and Craig Reucassel

as they compete to create a ‘self-portrait on a plate’, then help vote on which is best!

There can only be one winner, which is for the best because there’s no prize.

It’s part cooking show, part comedy panel, part A Current Affair exposé.

Hosted by Tristan Lutze and Eve Beauregard.

JOSIPA DRAISMA IS JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME

  • Josipa Draisma: Friday 26 Aug
    26 Aug
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hand picked by THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL as one of the FRESH BEST EMERGING COMEDIANS 2015, Josipa presents her fan letter to her beloved childhood karate super-hero, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

JOSIPA DRAISMA IS JEAN- CLAUDE VAN DAMME is a funny and entertaining salute to the naivety, joy, wilful stupidity and playfulness of being a big kid and dreamer at heart.

Join Josipa on her heroic journey as she trains and campaigns her butt off to get the REAL JCVD in the

house on Friday 26th August! #JCVDwillweseeyouthere

Story Club Workshop

  • Saturday 27th Aug - Monday 29th Aug
    27 Aug - 29 Aug
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm

We are offering a dozen lucky wordsmiths the chance to work with the creative family at Story Club in our all new STORY CLUB WORKSHOP program; a hands-on creative development weekend aimed at inspiring budding storytellers into whipping their work into shape.

Story Club: Showcase

  • Monday 27th June
    29 Aug
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an intimate evening of new tales from the first batch STORY CLUB WORKSHOP participants!

Fat on Purpose

  • Fat on Purpose: Fri 2 Sep
    02 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fat on Purpose: Sat 3 Sep
    03 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fat On Purpose is unlike any sketch show you have seen before. Curated by Mantaur (Harrison Milas and Rob Johnson), FOP brings together an eclectic collection of Sydney's best comedians and performers, all backed by a four-piece gypsy folk band. It just might be that thing you're looking for.

Hannah and Eliza are doing a Fringe Show

  • Hannah and Eliza: Friday 2 Sep
    02 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Hannah and Eliza: Sat 3 Sep
    03 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

I guess someone’s been reading your dream journal, because Sydney's favourite siblings, Hannah and Eliza Reilly, are putting on a Fringe Show. What will it be about? Who’s in it? How long will it go for? These are all very good questions thank you for asking you’re so smart buy a ticket!

Dragon Friends

  • Dragon Friends: Wednesday Sep 7
    07 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dragon Friends is a monthly comedy show & podcast where comedians play Dungeons & Dragons for the first time.

Featuring SIMON GREINER (Illustrator), MICHAEL HING (Good Game ABC) and ALEX LEE (Buzzfeed) as well as the musical stylings of bard BENNY DAVIS (Axis of Awesome). DM'd by DAVID HARMON (Zedtown)

Nailed It!

  • Nailed It: Thursday Sep 8
    08 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Want the hottest takes, the most thought-provoking thinkpieces, and feelpinions so heartfelt that you have no choice but to please like and share to signal-boost?
Come along to Nailed It! and see Sydney’s best comedians, writers, journalists and other hot-takers SKEWER the issues of the day.
Is Garfield a Feminist? Are Earthquakes deeply problematic? How Can You Even? Find out at Nailed It! hosted by James Colley.
You won’t believe what happens next…

Alice Fraser ‘The Resistance’

  • Alice Fraser: Friday Sep 9
    09 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Who do you stand with when the chips are down? How do you stand up to what’s wrong in the world? Can you build sound walls from broken pieces? Alice (SBS Comedy, ABC) brings you a new show full of silly songs, jokes & devastatingly funny human truths

Penny Greenhalgh: Piranha Banana Llamarama

  • Penny Greenhalgh: Friday 9 Sep
    09 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Penny Greenhalgh: Sat 10 Sep
    10 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Penny Greenhalgh presents Piranha Banana Llamarama (features props) - it's a mix of stand up and sketch. If you haven't seen one of Penny's shows yet, get in quick. They're weird and good.

Battlers and Dreamers

  • Battlers and Dreamers: Saturday Sep 10
    10 Sep
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Battlers and Dreamers: Sunday Sep 11
    11 Sep
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Settle in for an episode of 'BATTLERS & DREAMERS’. Australia's popular but short lived 80's soap. The lost tapes have been discovered! See them brought to life on stage in this debut production complete with unmistakable 80's fashion, original music and choreography. No cliche remains unturned as our characters battle domestic dramas and fight to ignite their dreams.

Comedyish

  • Comedyish: Monday 12 Sep
    12 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Comedyish: Monday 19 Sep
    19 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Comedyish: Monday 26 Sep
    26 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

That Jerry Seinfeld bit about airport security staff started somewhere. That Chris Rock bit about how men and women are different was once performed for the first time. Come down and see the best of Sydney’s comedians (with some drop ins from interstate and overseas) try out their new material for the first time.

Michelle Brasier: Space Tortoise

  • Michelle Brasier: Tuesday 13 Sep
    13 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Michelle Brasier: Wednesday 14 Sep
    14 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Michelle Brasier (Backwards Anorak’s Winter is Coming, Aunty Donna’s 1999) presents Space Tortoise. In 1968 the Soviet Union sent the first tortoise into deep space. That tortoise was my daddy. I’ll sing about it. You’re invited on the heart-warming intergalactic journey of a tortoise working in retail with big dreams and an even bigger voice.

James Colley: IDEALIST PRICK

  • James Colley: Tuesday 13 Sep
    13 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • James Colley: Wednesday 14 Sep
    14 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Young Walkley Nominated Satirist and Idiot of Note James Colley (The Weekly, Gruen, The Backburner) is bringing back his latest hour of comedy following a sell-out season at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Look, the show is funny and you should watch it, okay? Cool.

“Super funny” - Birdie Mag
“Utterly Unfunny” - Andrew Bolt."

Undercover with Gen Fricker

  • Undercover: Thursday 15 Sep
    15 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"Australia's best musical acts, comedians and personalities will dig out their old mixtapes, and talk about the songs that soundtracked the most formative moments of their lives.
Hosted by musical weirdo Gen Fricker (Triple J), Under Cover is part-storytelling, part-musical salon, allowing audiences to get up close and personal with their faves, and their faves' faves"

Queerstories

  • Queerstories: Friday Sep 16
    16 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join some of Sydney’s best storytellers for an evening of our city’s queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. The LGBTQI community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating our own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community.

There's more to being queer than coming out and marriage. Listen to an unexpected tale or two from a diverse line up of stars and strangers, hosted by Maeve Marsden. In its usual home at Late Night Library, Queerstories books out in less than 24 hours. For Sydney Fringe, we've assembled Queerstories' best line up yet; book early so you don't miss out!

ITs Friday Night Improv

  • ITs Friday Night Improv: Friday 16 Sep
    16 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • ITs Friday Night Improv: Friday 23 Sep
    23 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

"Stay up late as Improv Theatre Sydney's best and brightest plus Special Guest Comedians improvise scenes from YOUR suggestions.
Think YOU can do better? Throw your name in the hat for the Powerball round!"

Blackgammon by Black Theatre Company

  • Blackgammon: Saturday 17 Sep
    17 Sep
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A broken relationship, a land council office and football. Emotions and black politics are laid bare in this revealing play as former lovers Lolita and Lionel navigate the strewn shards of their broken relationship. Set in inner-city Sydney, Blackgammon is a raw and gritty exposé of sexual politics, Blakfulla style.

Friendlyjordies: Chin up, Stooge – SOLD OUT

  • Friendlyjordies: Friday 23 Sep
    23 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Friendlyjordies: Saturday 24 Sep
    24 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

After reading over 300 self help books, Jordan Shanks (Friendlyjordies) has condensed the best from hundreds of authors who have already condensed the wisdom of thousands of years of thought and research on personal development and crammed it all into a one hour show!

Spelling Bee

  • Spelling Bee: Saturday 24 Sep
    24 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every year, Michael Hing (triple j, Good Game), Alex Lee (Dragon Friends, Buzzfeed) and Pat Byrnes (King of Spelling), invite comedians from around the festival to spell words. That is literally all this show is, but it's always a chaotic and very fun evening.

Rhubarb

  • Rhubarb PREVIEW: Wednesday 29 Sep
    28 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Rhubarb: Thursday 29 Sep
    29 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Rhubarb: Friday 30 Sep
    30 Sep
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Rhubarb: Saturday 1 Oct
    01 Oct
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hosted by Matt Downey (musician and rude person), featuring Team Captains: Kate Jenkinson (Offspring, Wentworth, Super Fun Night) and Pinky Beecroft (musician, writer, weirdo), Rhubarb is a comedy game show where two teams compete to determine which personal stories are true and which are complete Rhubarb. The show will feature different special celebrity-guests each night with comedians, actors, musicians and more.

Greg Larsen: It’s Not Going to be OK

  • Greg Larsen PREVIEW: Thursday 29 Sep
    29 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Greg Larsen: Friday 30 Sep
    30 Sep
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Greg Larsen: Saturday 1 Oct
    01 Oct
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Greg Larsen is a multi-award winning, overweight comedian with an undiagnosed skin condition that causes severe itching. His show is about politics and cum. A fair few reviewers have said he is really good and he has a new TV show about to come out on the ABC. Please come and see: It's Not Going to be OK

Taylor Henderson

  • Taylor Henderson: Friday October 7
    07 Oct
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Taylor Henderson will be hitting the road this October to play some unreleased tracks off his forthcoming album. These shows are intimate capacity so get in quick to secure your tickets!

Taylor was already a budding and gifted singer/songwriter by the time he appeared on the 2013 season of The X Factor. His standout appearances on the show televised his talent to a wider audience around the country and he immediately followed his performances on the programme with a #1 Aria double-platinum single (“Borrow My Heart”, an original) and his self-titled #1 Aria debut album.

Having already released two number 1 Albums, Burnt Letters & self-titled Taylor Henderson, and touring extensively throughout 2013 & 2014, this show is not to be missed.

“I just want to be honest with music. Sometimes I think I say stupid things or I get awkward on stage, but when I start playing my music I just want people to think to themselves, ‘Oh yeah, that’s why I’m here, to experience this’."

Zoë Coombs Marr – Trigger Warning – NEW SHOWS ADDED

  • Trigger Warning - Fri 14 October
    14 Oct
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Trigger Warning - Sat 15 October
    15 Oct
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm