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These New South Whales What A Great Punk


These New South Whales What A Great Punk

Join Australia's favourite punx performing their hit podcast live with special guest comedians, musicians and celebs at Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

Following the cult success of their Comedy Central mockumentary series and their hit talk show TNSW Tonight!, Australia's favourite punk band, These New South Whales, add another spike to their jacket with their very own podcast, 'What A Great Punk'.

Launched in April 2020, 'What A Great Punk' quickly emerged as one of the leading music and comedy podcasts in Australia, landing inside Spotify’s Top Five music podcasts and serving as a Monday morning ritual for a growing number of devoted followers. Released weekly, each episode features hilarious and often insightful conversations with iconic musicians, comedians and celebs from around the world.

Thursday 31st March, 8pm — Rhys Mitchell & Maria Angelico
Thursday 7th April, 8pm — Jenna Owen & Vic Zerbst
Thursday 14 April, 8pm — Froomes & Frank Sweet
Thursday 21st April, 10pm — Becky Lucas & Cameron James

In the first year, What a Great Punk has performed sold out live podcasts in Sydney and Melbourne!

Great punks on the pod so far include:
● The Cure
● Adrian Grenier
● Glenn Robbins
● Aaron Chen
● Becky Lucas
● Nat's What I Reckon 
● Ryan Shelton
● Jenna Owen
● Phoebe Tonkin
● Jack Wagner
● Skegss
● Stella Donnelly
● Jungle Giants
● Gang of Youths
● Peking Duk
● Triple One
● San Cisco
● Linda Marigliano
● Confidence Man
● Amyl & The Sniffers
● Methyl Ethyl
● Dune Rats
● The Amity Affliction 

Praise for These New South Whales:

'The punk Flight of the Conchords… the band is real, the TV show is a hilarious mockumentary. ★★★★★' NME (UK)

'Art-punk brilliance. ★★★★★' Kerrang! (UK)

'This season’s guest stars are sublime. ★★★★★'  Sydney Morning Herald

'They're rich with self deprecating humour. ★★★★★'  VICE (US)

'These New South Whales are trailblazers and trendsetters. ★★★★★' Happy Mag

Suitable for audiences 18+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language.


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