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Comedian Reuben Kaye at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Reuben Kaye postpones Sydney show over safety concerns

Comedian Reuben Kaye says his show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre tonight has been postponed over safety concerns amid a planned protest. Earlier this year, the gay comic and cabaret entertainer dropped a dirty joke about Jesus live on 10’s The Project, that the show later apologised for. “I think it’s hilarious when someone messages me …

Comedian Reuben Kaye at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comic Reuben Kaye lashes drag bans and religion in new stand-up

Australian comedian Reuben Kaye has celebrated Easter with more jokes and jabs at religion and a takedown of conservative bans on drag performances in a new TV stand-up comedy set. Last month, the comic lapped up the outrage after he claimed he “broke Australia” with a raunchy Jesus joke on The Project. Reuben has now …

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Sandi Toksvig ill in hospital – cancels tour

QI and Great British Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig is in an Australian hospital and has cancelled her New Zealand tour after falling ill in Australia. The writer, comedian and broadcaster performed at Sydney’s State Theatre on Monday night. She did not however make it to New Zealand for a scheduled performance in Christchurch tonight. …

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Talking Toksvig: Sandi Toksvig Live! comes to Australia

Sandi Toksvig, internationally-renowned comedian, broadcaster, writer and campaigner will make her Australian and New Zealand touring debut with a new, specially-conceived comedy show, Sandi Toksvig Live!  In an evening of comedy and curiosities Sandi will share little known facts, tall tales and her unique brand of frivolity wrapped in the no-nonsense voice of an Oxbridge …

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Urzila Carlson goes global with new Netflix special

Kiwi funny lady Urzila Carlson’s new comedy special Overqualified Loser is arriving on Netflix on Tuesday (July 14). Now in the new Netflix special, The South African-born New Zealander explains she’s taking back the term “loser” and making it okay. She says being a loser isn’t that bad – we’re all losers at some point. …

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Comedian Tom Ballard Denies Sexual Assault Allegation

Comedian and TV host Tom Ballard has denied an allegation that he sexually assaulted a man in 2014. In a post on Facebook on Saturday, the man alleged that Ballard indecently assaulted him in a hotel room in June 2014, Fairfax Media reported. The man said he went to the police but the investigation didn’t …

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Comedian Rhys Nicholson Threatened With Homophobic Bashing On Train

Comedian Rhys Nicholson has shared that a homophobic thug recently threatened to “bash him to death” on pubic transport in Melbourne. The 27-year-old opened up about the incident in a post on his Twitter account, recalling that on Friday night he’d been catching a train, when he noticed four men board. “I was sitting on …

Pam Ann

Pam Ann Returns To Australia With A Hilarious New Stage Show

Pam Ann – the high-flying alter-ego of Australian comedian, writer and producer Caroline Reid – has announced a new tour of Australia. In her new show Flight Attendant Star, Pam will select a group of air hostie wannabes from the audience and put them through a series of challenges to see if they have what …

Elliot Goblet

Elliot Goblet’s New Bits

Aussie comedy character Elliot Goblet, who has delivered his witty one-liners and anecdotes in a hilarious deadpan for more than 30 years, is the brainchild of veteran comic Jack Levi. As an aspiring actor, Jack said he was given a frank assessment by a Melbourne drama teacher. “She said, ‘Jack, you’re never going to make …

Judith Lucy

What’s Been Bugging Judith Lucy?

Judith Lucy has done it all. She’s one of Australia’s most popular stand-up comedians, a successful author and has spent years featuring on a variety of television shows and radio. Ahead of her first sold comedy show in over 5 years – the oddly named ‘Ask No Questions of the Moth’ – QNews caught up …