Late night laughs: In association with the Archibald Prize 2019
Featuring some of Australia’s funniest figures in the comedy world
The Archibald Prize brings out the art critic in everyone. In this series, some of Australia’s finest comedians put their spin on the country’s best-loved art prize and the people we love to see in paint.
Image: Adam Norton David Griggs, outta space (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 finalist
Aaron made his mark on Australian comedy with his debut solo show entitled The infinite faces of chenny baby in 2017. Since then, Aaron has amassed quite the collection of awards including Melbourne International Comedy the Director’s Choice Award in 2019, and the 2013 Raw Comedy State final landing himself in the National Grand Final when he was just 17. Aaron is also about to head overseas to make his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut.
Image: Aaron Chen
Wednesday 17 July 2019 6:30pm – 7pm
Nikki Britton started out as an actor and exploded onto the comedy scene in 2011 with her warm, lightning paced style. She has appeared on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala, ABC’s Comedy up late and on The Comedy Channel as part of the Just For Laughs Festival. Nikki’s most recent show, Once bitten received excellent reviews and standing ovations to sold out houses at festivals across the country.
Image: Nikki Britton
Wednesday 24 July 2019 6:30pm – 7pm
Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s rapidly rising stars since being a finalist in the national Deadly Funny competition in 2015. He has toured to almost every state and territory of Australia, has starred in the hit stand-up comedy show Aborigi-lol, has appeared on Have you been paying attention? and ABC’s Comedy UpLate, and earlier this year debuted his first solo show Origins at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Image: Dane Simpson by James-Penlidis.
Wednesday 31 July 2019 6:30pm – 7pm
Rose Callaghan is a Sydney based award winning stand-up comedian and media regular. Rose spends her time on the Australian club circuit, as well as selling out comedy festivals across the country. She is a regular on triple j and ABC radio and has also appeared on Nova, Double j, Triple M, the Hit network, and community radio. She also has a keen interest in mental health – her debut solo show about her diagnosis of ADHD at 32 years old won Best Comedy at the Sydney Fringe Festival.
Image: Rose Callaghan. Photo credit Kristoff.
Wednesday 7 August 2019 6:30pm – 7pm