Gigs June July 2019

Here are some of my upcoming gigs for June and July. As well as this - there is Club Sandwich Comedy on 5 July with Hamish Hudson! I'll write more about that soon, but it's halfway sold out already!

Beyond Comedy celebrates one year with a killer show featuring John Cruckshank

I can't believe it's been one year since we opened the doors on a comedy room in a quirky second hand bookshop in Weston Creek called Beyond Q. Thanks to Jenni and Simon who make the venue so great and have a loyal following of their own thanks to their continuing support for local musicicans; …

Being an adult

The wonderfully generous and talented filmmaker Kim Beamish won ACT Artist of the year in 2018 and filmed Bogus for me at the Canberra Comedy Festival in March. He kindly made a clip for me of one of the things I had to say in the show.On Mother's Day, I thought this may be relevant, …

Leave it better than you found it: Antonietta Martiniello

Content warning: This article discusses family violence and suicide. Pictured backstage at the National Gallery of Australia, fixing her friend's hair, Antonietta Martiniello starred in many productions including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas circa 1988, around the time I first met her. Some people light up a room and leave it better than they found it; …

Bill Makin’s stories are not heroic, they’re great.

Pictured on a trip to Jordan in 2016, Canberra comedian Bill Makin (33) is a big guy who identifies with ‘the little man’ and loves smashing an excercise bike to keep things level. I have never understood fans of Death Metal. To me, it’s the noise of angry, sweaty blokes, yelling “Roaaaaaah! Roaah! Raaaarghh! AAAAAA!” over machine gun drumming. Perhaps useful if you needed to get …

The Good, The Bad and The Elderly: two-time Moosehead winner Tanya Losanno’s new comedy

As a 46-year-old woman, a Mum and a comedian in Canberra, I have a lot in common with Tanya Losanno - a lack of comedy reviews from Canberra media being just one of them. After our informal workshop over salt and vinegar chips today, ahead of our new festival shows, I  interviewed this unassuming two-time …