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Damian Callinan Unlikely Friends

Hey Dowling

Damian Callinan Unlikely Friends

Frida Kahlo and Genghis Khan met at Schoolies. Monet and Lady Di bonded at F45 classes. Plato and Ned Kelly walked the Camino together. Damian Callinan hosts an improvised chat show with a rotating duo of the world's best comedians and improvisors taking on historical roles as they reinvent the past, revealing how they became Unlikely Friends

Who played Goal Attack in Joan of Arc and Houdini’s mixed netball team? Did Mary Magdalene really make her deb with Andre the Giant? Did Marie Curie and Bodacea really make out at the Falls Festival?

The three-time nominee for Most Outstanding Show returns to his improv roots in the world premiere of a new format that will be later released as a podcast. If you want to witness the likes of Tom Gleeson channelling Cleopatra, Celia Pacquola taking on Gandhi and Kirsty Webeck playing Phar Lap then this show is likely to have appeal. 

Given scant few days to research their own and their mate’s character, the guests enter the chat show set, armed only with their wits as Damo takes them through the high and lows of their friendship. They don’t know what’s coming and he doesn’t know where they’ll take it. As Shakespeare said "Most friendship is feigning, most loving is folly", but he also said "I give Queen Victoria six months, tops!" so I wouldn’t go building a show around his predictions.



Saturday March 30 - Tom Gleeson & Dane Simpson

Sunday March 31 - Wil Anderson & Gillian Cosgriff

Saturday April 6 - Jason Geary & Rik Brown

Sunday April 7 - Geraldine Hickey & Andy McLelland

Saturday April 13 - Elf Lyons & Kirsty Webeck

Sunday April 14 - Brian Nankervis & Rusty Berther

Saturday April 20 - Michelle Brasier & Claire Hooper

Sunday April 21 - Sami Shah & Ivan Aristeguieta


Friends of the Friends - MULTIPLE SESSION DISCOUNT Can't choose? Now you don't have to: Book tickets to multiple sessions for a friendly discount of 2 tickets for $60*! *Applies in multiples of 2, a minimum 1 ticket for 2 different sessions applies. Excludes booking & credit card fees.

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Mild language.


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