Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    11 – 23 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Shell Room^

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 14+

Comedy Festival at the Coopers Malthouse

Aborigi-LOL
100% Aussie Laughs

11 – 23 April 2017

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    11 – 23 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Shell Room^

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 14+

Like a boomerang, it’s back!

After sell out shows at last year’s MICF, Aborigi-LOL returns with two of Australia’s funniest first-nationers: Dane Simpson (hilarious Dad jokes) and Matt Ford (glorious cynic). Hot off the back of touring Australia these two are putting the ‘rad’ into traditional.  Get some culture into ya, ‘Straya. 

In 2016 Matt and Dane toured as part of the Aboriginal Comedy Allstars (alongside Kevin Kropinyeri and Shiralee Hood), performing 55 dates in total in almost every state and territory of Australia (next time, Tasmania, next time). This, by the way, was the longest independently produced regional comedy tour in the history of regional arts touring in Australia. Yes, this is impressive. 

Matt is a much-in-demand comic on the Brisbane comedy circuit. His acerbic observations and blunt delivery won him acclaim at the age of 16 when he took first prize at the Class Clowns national teenage comedy competition. Still in his early 20s, Matt carries the demeanour of a cranky 40 year old. Total comedy gold.

Dane Simpson was a Deadly Funny national finalist in 2015. Since then it has been a fast rising trajectory for this Wagga based comedian with a whirlwind of tours and corporate gigs. Dane also runs the Riverina Comedy Club on the first Friday of every month, so if you are in the area and looking for a laugh then do drop by. Or keep an eye out for Dane at any karaoke night. Or for Dane’s dad (his dad is also a hoot).

Dane Simpson is proving that the best comedy can be found in the most genuine human experiences.

– Daily Advertiser

Young, urban, laidback and self-depreciating, Ford meanders gently through dilemmas in his life before delivering the killer lines. A stylish performance that creeps up your funny bone.

– In Daily

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY / Dane Simpson and Matt Ford

 Tickets

STANDARD
Wednesday – Sunday / $25

DISCOUNTED TICKETS
Concession / $22
Tightarse Tuesday / $20
Preview / $22
Group (5+) / $22

^Extra Information

Please note this venue is not wheelchair accessible. For more information please contact our Box Office on 03 9685 5111.

Production partners and supporters

Presented in the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.