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Aussies at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

Edinburgh Fringe approaches, bringing forth a delightful array of Australian comedians! Among the mix, we have the stellar performers who have earned esteemed accolades such as 2023 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Most Outstanding Show nominees Hannah Camilleri (2023 Pinder Prize winner), Tom Ballard and Laura Davis, plus the 2023 Winner Gillian Cosgriff who also took out the 2023 Golden Gibbo. Furthermore, the following Festival hot shots will be hitting Edinburgh: The Umbillical Brothers, Sunanda Sachatrakul, Aidan Jones, Vanessa Larry Mitchell, Reuben Kaye, Geraldine Hickey (2021 MICF Most Outstanding Show Winner), Charlie Lewin (2021 MICF Best Newcomer Winner), David Quirk, Dahn Rozario, Zoë Coombs Marr, Josh Glanc, Michelle Brasier, Grace Jarvis, Dane Simpson, Two Little Dickheads, Lou Wall, Ange Lavoipierre and Jane Watt (just to mention a few). PLUS... the 2023 RAW Comedy winner Henry Yan is heading to compete in the 2023 So You Think You're Funny? competition! It's gonna be massive!

If you're journeying north for the month or know anyone in that part of town, be sure to encourage them to show their support and attend these fantastic performances by our exceptional local talents.

Here's to an outstanding Edinburgh Fringe, filled with boundless applause for these incredible Aussies, our international festival comrades, and all the magnificent artists taking the stage this year!






Amos Gill – Gilded Balloon

‘…an energetic presence on stage’ ★★★★ The Artsdesk

Anna Piper Scott – Such an Inspiration 

'it is much, and mighty, it's tremendous stand-up.' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'Full of memorable routines, sprinkled with great gags but related with a warm, inclusive ease and puckish, occasionally acerbic, playfulness, taking sometimes difficult and dark subject matter and making it light for the most part, yet affording it suitable gravity when required, intricate but wonderfully effortless storytelling.' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'one of those rare examples where the show and the person behind it genuinely seem to be coming together and re-emerging stronger before your eyes. Incredible.' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Ange Lavoipierre – Your Mother Chucks Rocks and Shells

‘a disturbingly funny, unexpectedly profound sketch show on insomnia and online addiction‘ ★★★★

‘...a completely absurd hour fusing stand-up, sketch and a bit of ASMR, Ange Lavoipierre follows her sell-out 2022 show with something far, far weirder’ ★★★★

‘Everything going on is undeniably nuts, yes – but underneath it all is a soul which seems to have something to say.’ ★★★★

‘Your Mother Chucks Rocks and Shells is very funny, very weird, and very smart.’ ★★★★

Dane Simpson – Didgeridoozy

‘Didgeridoozy is a wholesome hour of gentle rib-tickling from a comedian with leagues of success ahead of him.’ -

Dizney in Drag: Once Upon A Parody

‘an hour filled with hilarious performances and fabulous surprises’  ★★★★★

‘From dancing dwarves to participatory renditions of iconic scenes, we as the audience were an essential part of the magic.’ ★★★★★

‘Dizney in Drag’ has created a show with a perfect blend of risqué humour and magnetic energy.’ ★★★★★  

‘This show is delightfully vulgar and is far more heartwarming than it had any right to be.’ ★★★★★

‘This show is a must see and necessary viewing, especially if you are having a bad week.’ ★★★★★

‘Dizney in Drag aims to encourage people to accept themselves for who they are and not only does this show achieve that, but it delivers very important messages’ ★★★★★

‘Dizney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody gives the familiar fairytale characters a makeover of their lives while poking fun at gender roles and sexuality like only Aussies can.’ ★★★★

‘…a fast-paced comedy romp, an adult fairytale with some clever writing and more Disney puns than you care to count.’ ★★★★

‘Inclusivity can be daring and fun, even sexy.’ ★★★★

‘Aladdin, The Lion King, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Lady and the Tramp... nothing is sacred or safe.’ ★★★★

‘Amidst all the mayhem and raunchy one-liners, the show also shares some valid life lessons, like being vulnerable is ballsy and sexuality is a buffet.’ ★★★★

‘it goes places that would likely make Walt Disney himself retch, and if that isn’t a sales pitch then nothing is.’ ★★★★

‘a smutty, endlessly funny and decidedly modern reimagination of classic fairy tale characters and tropes.’ ★★★★

‘The tunes are all familiar classics given inventive and hilarious upgrades. The jokes are brilliant and come at pace. You have to pay attention to keep up with the gags!’ ★★★★

‘...pacy, punchy and funny’ ★★★★

‘The Hairy Godmothers provide fun, filth and some important life lessons’ ★★★★

‘...a riotous hour of raunchy, horny pantomime magic, featuring all your favourite Disney classics.’ ★★★★

‘Dizney in Drag is a silly, raunchy show but in its takedown of toxic masculinity and discussions around consent, it also touches on some valuable life lessons.’ ★★★★

Geraldine Hickey – Of Course We’ve Got Horses

‘…wholesome and of course, very funny’  Theatre Travels

‘perfect mix of prepared material and off the cuff witticisms’ –  Theatre Travels

‘This is an hour of wholesome comedy and if you love reality TV, animals and weddings this is the perfect night out at the fringe.’ –  Theatre Travels

Gillian Cosgriff – Actually, Good

'Partly improvised – with positive and inclusive audience participation – but also tightly scripted, tying songs and anecdotal stand-up into a satisfyingly coherent, life-affirming whole, Actually, Good is more than a comedy show, it's a tiny revolution in how to view the world.' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'...organically packed with moments that you'll mentally file away and revisit in the future.' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

'Actually, Good is actually rather wonderful. Swiftly add it to your festival show-going list.' ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Hannah Camilleri – Lolly Bag

‘An exceptionally well-balanced show…’ –  Theatre Travels

‘Lolly Bag is an example of the best sketch can be.’ Theatre Travels

‘If you only have time for one show this festival, it should be Lolly Bag. Hilarious from start to finish, Camilleri takes a tricky medium and makes it her own with ease. A masterclass in successful sketch…’ –  Theatre Travels

Lou Wall vs The Internet 

‘...a breathtaking, audio-visual assault that pins you hard to your seat and scarcely lets you reset your jaw at any moment before the end'.’  ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Disturbingly modern and consistently funny…. a wild digital ride.’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘It’s a relief to watch a seasoned comedian who is truly a master at the performing in front of a projector craft.’ –  Theatre Travels 

‘Funny, dynamic and embarrassingly relatable, this show is ideal for generation Z and those who love them.’ –  Theatre Travels

Michelle Braiser – Reform

‘Michelle is a captivating storyteller’ –  Theatre Travels

‘More energy than any other performer I’ve seen at the Fringe this year, Michelle Brasier is a phenomenal comedian and vocalist’ –  Theatre Travels

Reuben Kaye – The Kaye Hole

‘You never quite know what you’re going to get, but you know it’ll be amazing.’ ★★★★★

‘The ambience in the room is electric’ ★★★★★

‘...hysterically funny, talented, and engaging’ ★★★★★

'This is a show filled to the brim with talent, and you cannot miss it. The Kaye Hole is definitely worth staying up past your bedtime for.’ ★★★★★ 

'Kaye is the absolute show-stopper dripping with raw sexuality’Broadway Baby

‘Reuben's energy was as infectious as ever, and his larger-than-life personality filled everyone with excitement’ Broadway Baby

‘...unlike nothing I've ever seen' – Broadway Baby

‘Reuben Kaye’s larger than life presence made much more than a mundane cabaret show; a celebration of art, acceptance and self-expression.’ Broadway Baby

‘Kaye's captivating presence, impeccable talent and genuine connection with the audience makes him impossible to out stage.’ Broadway Baby

‘A star in their own right, with razor-sharp comedic material, a glamourous look and a killer voice to boot, Kaye has it all’ – The Skinny 

‘This experimental and protected space Kaye has carved out goes to show why so many people return again and again, just to feel part of that inner circle of rambunctious raunchy revelry that only The Kaye Hole can provide.’ – The Skinny 

Tom Ballard – It is I

'his incredulity at the combination of hysteria and deference absolutely packed with elite gags.'  ★★★★ The Scotsman

'...a form of satire that feels very unBritish – partisan, angry, loud, and all the better for it.' ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘Ballard is at his best on one of his characteristic rants, and when he builds momentum (and volume), he’s unstoppable.’  –