Showcasing some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability or who are chronically ill, this unique comedy event boasts a hilarious line-up. Headlined...

Are You Pulling My Leg?

Location:

The Balcony Room, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Balcony Room
Price:
From: $30.00
Are You Pulling My Leg?
Are You Pulling My Leg?

Featuring

Madeleine Stewart

Madeleine Stewart

MC

Madeleine is an award-winning comedian with razor-sharp wit. She’s performed with Adam Hills, Rove McManus and Andrew Denton and is a co-writer of viral sketch ‘NDIS Fails’ with ABC’s Tonightly. Showcasing her ground-breaking exploration of disability and social norms, she’s performed at the Sydney Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Bec Charlwood

Bec Charlwood

Headliner

With effortless ability and hilarious candour, Bec delights audiences with anecdotes about her life and searing observations while wearing her heart, identity, and values on her sleeve. She has been hand-picked to support comedians such as Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Zoe Coombs Marr and Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh. 

Robyn Reynolds

Robyn Reynolds

Robyn is a comedian and writer. Gorgeous and humble, much like yoghurt she's a cultured delight. Handpicked for the Emerging Artist Sharehouse at Sydney Fringe Festival, her split-bill debut show, Relatable Material, was shortlisted for Best Comedy. Robyn was the Performance Maker in Residence for Comedy at the Old 505 Theatre.

John Robles

John Robles

John Robles is a professional gay comedian with a winning smile. In 2019 he toured his sell-out stand up hour John Robles: Gay and Stupid across Australia and in 2020 he made his television debut on ABC’s At Home Alone Together and Planet America.

Jamal Abdul

Jamal Abdul

Jamal was the winner of the Stand Up and Be Counted Comedy Competition in 2017 and RAW Comedy State Finalist in 2018. He has since gone on to perform as a part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has received great reviews.  

Access and Inclusion

  • Auslan Interpreted - Auslan interpreted events are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying or Auslan signing the text and dialogue live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.
  • Captioning - Captioning is the text version of speech and other sound that can be provided on television, DVDs, online videos, and at cinemas and theatres.
  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

Showcasing some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability or who are chronically ill, this unique comedy event boasts a hilarious line-up. Headlined by Bec Charlwood and featuring Robyn Reynolds, John Robles, Jamal Abdul and Lily Starr, and hosted by award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart.

FACT: Comedians with disability are just as funny as non-disabled comedians. However, they don’t always have equal access to gigs, and that my friend is no joke.

Help make a difference by having a laugh and supporting some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability, chronic illness, or mental health conditions. This event is wheelchair accessible and will be captioned and Auslan interpreted so everyone can get the punchlines. It'll be a night of laughs you won't forget!

Strictly 18 years+ (it’s a bit naughty).

Presented by Vivid Ideas in association with Accessible Arts and Crips and Creeps.

This event is proudly sponsored by Mable.

Information on Access and Inclusion

For more information about access services, to book a free Companion Card ticket or for assistance with booking, please email ticketing@milestonetix.com.au or call 02 7227 9393. Ticketing staff are available to assist 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Ticket Conditions

*Booking and transaction fees may apply.

General Admission. Doors open from 6pm.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Auslan Interpreted - Auslan interpreted events are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying or Auslan signing the text and dialogue live. Audiences requiring this service are seated in the section closest to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.
  • Captioning - Captioning is the text version of speech and other sound that can be provided on television, DVDs, online videos, and at cinemas and theatres.
  • Companion Card Acceptance - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.
  • Hearing Loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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