The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will hit the highways to home-deliver the freshest and funniest from this year’s festival to neighbourhoods across the nation, with the Pilbeam Theatre scheduled for Friday 28 April.
Get ready for a stellar line-up with Roadshow favourites alongside the most talked-about breakthrough stars of the moment, together in one jam-packed show that’s sure to leave the whole nation laughing.
So, get some mates together, book your tickets and head out for a much-needed comedy fix when the Roadshow hits a stage near you!
The lineup includes:
BRETT BLAKE: Self-identifying bogan genius Brett Blake is a whip-smart, high spirited stand up who has performed widely across Australia and the UK. His unpretentious look belies vulnerability and willingness to explore complex issues on stage. His material runs the gamut of living with dyslexia to truck licenses and he is the only comic who physically built the venue he performed in at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
STUART DAULMAN: Stuart has been performing both on stage and in front of the camera for over 20 years. From Rosehaven to The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Hamish and Andy’s True Story and Utopia his is a familiar face on our screens. In 2018 he received the prestigious Moosehead Award for his solo show, Death of a Daulman and followed this up with critically acclaimed shows in the 2019, 2021 and 2022Melbourne International Comedy Festivals.
BRONWYN KUSS: Bronwyn Kuss is a writer and comedian who specialises in giving extremely dry recounts of everyday tragedies to astonishing comedic effect. So astonishingly in fact, that Bronwyn’s debut solo show, Any Goss, saw her win the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award, alongside Wil Anderson. Bronwyn is potentially the only person in comedy to have the unique combination of having worked in Brisbane women’s correctional facilities, represent Queensland in Under 16’s Softball and possess university degrees in both Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television
HE HUANG: Originally from a small town in southwest China, He Huang got her masters in the US then abandoned real work for live comedy.
In 2021 she was a RAW Comedy National Finalist and was selected for the Comedy Zone in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2022. She has recently been on Australia’s Got Talent and her audition was a global viral hit accumulating more 60-million views on various social media platforms.
ANIRBAN DASGUPTA: Kolkata-born, Mumbai-based Anirban Dasgupta is a stand-up comedian and writer with a distinct comedic style. Since leaving behind his career as a corporate salesman, Anirban has headlined at major comedy clubs and festivals around India and abroad. After several popular YouTube videos, he released his first stand-up special Take It Easy, in black and white on Amazon Prime Video to overwhelming acclaim. He bares his daily struggles of life on stage and invites you to chuckle at the misfortune and agitation he puts up with.