— Stan. (@StanAustralia) April 3, 2017
I’ll be guest hosting The J Files on Double J as they explore the best comedy songs ever, from Tenacious D to Monty Python to Tripod to Sarah Silverman.
It’ll be a great listen. Check it out on Thursday March 30th from 8pm.
My 2017 stand up show is called Problematic.
It’s a funny show about whether anything can be funny anymore.
I’d bloody love you to come along to it. Please? Thanks.
PERTH (WORK IN PROGRESS): TUESDAY JAN 31st – SUNDAY FEB 5th @ LAKSA LOUNGE, NOODLE PALACE All tickets $26, available here. Please note this is a WORK IN PROGRESS; there will be notes, pauses and mistakes. But also the thrill of seeing something piping hot and fresh and emerge from a cocoon as a beautiful butterfly.
ADELAIDE: FRIDAY FEB 17th – SUNDAY 26th (9 SHOWS) @ THE CORONA THEATRE, THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS 8:15pm. Tickets from $27 – $35, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Wednesday 22nd.
HOBART: WEDNESDAY MARCH 15th @ THE SPIEGELTENT (ONE SHOW ONLY) For Hobart’s Ten Days On The Island. 7pm. Full $38, Concession $30. Tickets available here.
BRISBANE: TUESDAY MARCH 21st – SUNDAY 26th (6 SHOWS) @ THE VISY THEATRE 8:15pm (7pm Sunday). Tickets from $25 – $35, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Wednesday 22nd.
MELBOURNE: THURSDAY MARCH 30th – SUNDAY APRIL 23rd @ THE SUPPER ROOM, MELBOURNE TOWN HALL 7pm (6pm Sundays). Tickets from $24 – $34, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Wednesday 12th April.
SYDNEY: THURSDAY MAY 4th – SUNDAY MAY 7th @ GIANT DWARF THEATRE 9:30pm (8:30pm Sunday). Tickets $27, available here. AUSLAN interpreted Sunday May 7th.
I wrote a piece for this sweet comedy edition of the always-brilliant Big Issue.
You can find out more here. Buy it from your local vendors when you see them around please!
Great news! I wrote a little piece about QLD (finally) abolishing the “gay panic” defence, thanks to the tireless work of Father Paul Kelly. Please read it here.
I’m guest hosting this! Should be a fascinating discussion. Find out more here, tune in live and have your say.
I’m organising this charity gig during MICF and YOU TOTALLY HAVE TO COME. I can’t tell you the line up but it is A++++ and it’s a bloody damn good cause.
People become refugees for lots of different reasons.
MEHDI SAVARI lived in Iran. His job was to tell jokes. One day he dared to tell some jokes.
Those jokes put him in danger and he had to escape.
Now he finds himself on Manus Island. He’s been there for more than three years.
Meanwhile in Australia, comedians can take the piss out of the government as much as they like. They’re quite inclined to do so, particularly when that government does things like putting Mehdi on Manus Island.
In this extraordinary event, a stellar line up of the best comedians at the Festival come together to perform in solidarity with Mehdi and all the other victims of Australia’s refugee policies.
This secret line up of champions will be (literally) standing up for justice and for not treating people like dicks. Plus they’ll be raising some much-needed cash for the HUMAN RIGHTS LAW CENTRE: an organisation that fights every single day for the rights and protection of refugees and people seeking asylum.
Hosted by award-winning comedian and aspiring sex symbol TOM BALLARD and featuring the finest comedic talent from Australia and across the world (and maybe even a musical treat or two), STAND UP FOR MEHDI is sure to be a stand out event at MICF 2017. Don’t miss it.
I loved hosting this panel for The Wheeler Centre with Stephen Oliver, Geraldine Hickey and Demi Lardner on being queer and doing comedy.
I had a delightful chat with the delightful comedian Sofie Hagen back in August and she’s just now posted it.
It’s a chat about Boundless Plains, why I’m a comedian, trying to be a good person and aliens. I hope you get something out of it; listen to the full thing here.