From recording studios in Melbourne to LA’s most esteemed comedy writing rooms, Briggs has affirmed himself as one of the country’s most talented all-rounders...

Briggs & Nat's What I Reckon: Music, Mayhem and Masters of some

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Sydney Town Hall
483 George St
2000
Australia

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From: $30.00
Briggs x Nats What I Reckon in Conversation
Briggs x Nats What I Reckon in Conversation

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Briggs

Briggs has affirmed himself as one of the country’s most talented all-rounders in both music, TV and now publishing. Born and raised in the floodplains of Victoria’s North East rivers, in less than a decade Briggs has taken his hometown of Shepparton to the world - and in turn, inspiring a whole generation of black excellence in the process.

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Nat's What I Reckon

Comedian, rock musician, mental health advocate and award – winning author Nats’s What I Reckon has taken the world by storm with his isolation cooks content. Nat’s hilarious social commentary has collected him a solid and dedicate audience of 2.5 million and seen him riff on everything from trade shows and tattoo events to burnout festivals and even exploring the wrong Area 51. His tongue-in-cheek channel has provided Nat with a platform to hold a mirror up to the more bizarre aspects of masculine culture and societal politics, often unveiling irony and making light of how strange everyday life can be – with a few swear words thrown into the mix for good measure.

Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah is a stage and TV writer, actor, director and Gamillario and Torres Strait Islander woman. Her new TV series Preppers will air shortly on the ABC and she has her own publishing imprint JOAN with Allen & Unwin to be a home for the voices that get pushed to the fringes. Nakkiah was actor/writer/producer of the ground breaking series, Black Comedy and from there she went on to write and star in Kiki & Kitty for the ABC. Her numerous plays have been on main stages across Australia and she is the co-host and co-creator of the award – winning podcast series, Pretty for an Aboriginal and Debutante with Miranda Tapsell.

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From recording studios in Melbourne to LA’s most esteemed comedy writing rooms, Briggs has affirmed himself as one of the country’s most talented all-rounders across music, TV and now publishing.

Briggs is a proud Yorta Yorta man and a true multi-talent – a writer, singer, actor and producer. Growing up in a small country town gave Briggs the ability to appreciate absurdity and keenly observe injustice, which he has channelled into his lyrics and screenwriting – witness Black Comedy and Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly. He also recently landed a chair in the writing room for American TV icon Matt Groening’s (The Simpsons, Futurama) new Netflix series Disenchantment.

He is also the founder and director of Indigenous hip hop label Bad Apples Music and his recent award-winning illustrated children’s book Our Home, Our Heartbeat is attracting a whole new generation of fans.

What happens when you mix THIS GUY with a YouTube sensation? Come hang out with Briggs and Nat’s What I Reckon to find out. This unlikely pair will give each other advice on how to navigate their respective industries, and riff on what they’ve listened to and eaten along the way. You might like to hear how they got to where they are, and to be honest, they’re probably still wondering the same thing. But don’t tell anyone…

Content creator, comedian, rock musician, isolation cooking champion and mental health ambassador Nat has been making videos as Nat’s What I Reckon for almost a decade. Finding entertainment everywhere from the weird to the pedestrian, Nat was taking the piss out of everything from trade shows to exploring Area 51 before lockdown saw him rescue us from packet food – and total boredom – with his hilarious viral recipes.

His videos have clocked up more than 100 million views across all channels and he now has an award-winning book, Un-cook Yourself, and sold-out national stand-up tour to add to his comedy career and work as a mental health ambassador. When he’s not filming, performing or foraging for rosemary, Nat can often be found indulging his love of playing rock’n’roll.

To whip these two into shape (and also to bring her wits to the table) will be moderator Nakkiah Lui. Nakkiah is a proud Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman, stage and TV writer, actor and director. Her new TV series Preppers will air shortly and her new publishing imprint JOAN has been established to be a home for the voices that get pushed to the fringes.

This Maverick and this Misfit (titles interchangeable) are often accompanied with a language warning. You might also be lucky to get some genuine insights, profound or profanity  –  we’ll see what happens.

For this year’s Game Changers series, you’ll hear from provocateurs who are using their platform for good, shaking up the norm and having a bit of fun in the process.

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