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Chambers Touring

Laura Davis Better Dead Than a Coward

Better Dead Than a Coward
Chambers Touring

Laura Davis Better Dead Than a Coward

If Lisa Simpson did stand-up, it would look like Laura Davis. Now based in London, the former Aussie cult favorite is internationally acclaimed as one of the most unique stand-up voices going. After an incredible run at Edinburgh Fringe she finally brings her new show home to Melbourne.

Exhilaratingly hilarious, this is a show like you've never seen before about moths, being trapped on a bus, and the end of the world.

'You'd be a fool not to buy a ticket.' Herald Sun

'One of the strongest comedic voices around.' The Age

'One of the best stand-up comedians of our generation.' The Sydney Morning Herald

'It's futile attempting to sum up this show...
Davis is unashamedly odd and inventive and in full control of her craft.'
Fest Mag (UK)

'An hour with Laura Davis leaves you feeling uplifted, somewhat bewildered, 
and utterly amazed by such blistering talent.'
 Time Out Melbourne

Limited seats and 10 shows only. Book now.

Suitable for audiences 16+

This show contains: Political, religious or racial themes.


Before and after the show

  • Festival Club

    Meet you at the Festival Club where artists hit the MAX WATT’S stage with unpredictable performances and all sorts of spontaneous and ingenious comedy madness.

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  • Drinking & Dining

    Feeling a little peckish, or fancy a post-show nightcap? Visit one of our awesome Drinking and Dining partners! Keep your ticket handy – many of our partners offer exclusive deals to Festival-goers!

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