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Refunds will be provided for ticket sales before then or for shows that are cancelled or cannot be rescheduled within 3 months.

Sydney Comedy Festival with Neil Gooding Productions & Amazon Woman Enterprises Present:

“Come inside a legend and journey back to her Netherlands”

Join Musical Therapist, Jan van de Stool, and her extensive ego, as she reflects on her life in the ‘business of show’. From humble beginnings in Schiermonnikoog (an unpronounceable village in Holland), to being seen by over one million viewers, Jan keeps it real presenting self-help workshops at her local Scout Hall, where she’s helped, literally, tens of people.

Never one to “rest on her wattles”, Jan recently added ‘psychic medium’ to her list of faux credentials. Humbly explaining, that in psychic circles, she’s known as a “medium rare”, things go horribly wrong when she mistakenly channels her own disgruntled (and dead) ex-student, who, once unleashed, is determined to get her money’s worth of the workshop Jan refused to refund.

Jan’s perfect looking life on “Spacebook” and “MyFace” begins to unravel, (along with her grip on the English language), and the real story of her life unfolds.

“hilarious…Jan van de Stool…is surely destined to become one of our great comic creations…don’t miss her ★★★★★ ” Sunday Telegraph

“…outrageously funny…a real laugh-out loud hoot.” Herald Sun

“…a great night’s entertainment, leaving you with a bellyful of laughs.” Stage Whispers

“the wonderfully deadpan comedy of Queenie van de Zandt…van de Zandt can (also) sing like an angel…” The Sun Herald

“…van de Stool is a brilliant creation who rivals Barry Humphries’ Edna Everage in her ability to convince her audience that she really is who she purports to be…brilliantly subversive…hugely entertaining.” Australian Arts Review

“…Jan van de Stool left the audience in fits of laughter” TV Week

“Jan joins the line-up of great Australian satirical personas…my face hurt from laughing so much. Van de Zandt’s comedic timing is pure brilliance. …It’s time for this marvellous comedic creature to make it big-time…4 ½ stars”.

“I think Australia’s going to fall in love with Jan van de Stool…”. Eddie Perfect

“Could be Australia’s answer to Deepak Chopra…” Dave Hughes

“…frickin Jan van de Stool…she’s…unbelievable.” Tim Minchin


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Courtyard bar opens at 8pm for a 9pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!

Want an extra slice with your funny? We’ve got fresh pizza by local pizzeria La Capola at all Sydney Comedy Festival shows to satisfy! Available by the slice, ready for your tum. 

Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • Wed 15 May: JAN VAN DE STOOL (9:00pm)
    15 May 2019
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 16 May: JAN VAN DE STOOL (9:00pm)
    16 May 2019
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 17 May: JAN VAN DE STOOL (9:00pm)
    17 May 2019
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 18 May: JAN VAN DE STOOL (9:00pm)
    18 May 2019
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm



199 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney, 2016, Australia

JAN VAN DE STOOL – Parting The Red Curtains

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