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Stand Up For Refugees: A Benefit for the ASRC

Stand Up For Refugees: A Benefit for the ASRC

After a total sell-out show that raised buckets of cash for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's 2023 Emergency Appeal, co-hosts Wil Anderson and Tom Ballard are back to do it all again this Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Don't miss this special night of A-grade comedy excellence, featuring a super-awesome-super-secret line-up of the very best comedians performing at this year’s Festival, all of them donating their time and talents to support the ASRC's work: providing material and legal assistance to people seeking asylum and refugees and fighting back against Australia’s cruel immigration policies.

Last year the benefit featured the likes of Anne Edmonds, Daniel Kitson, Geraldine Hickey, David O'Doherty, Sam Pang and more. The only way to find who's taking to the stage this time around is grab yourself a ticket!

So come along and laugh good, feel good and do some good.

Co-hosted by Wil Anderson & Tom Ballard.

You can donate directly to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre via this link.

Kindly supported by Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Suitable for audiences 15+

This show contains: Occasional coarse language.


Before and after the show

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    Your very own late-night treat for laughs, dancing and all-round good times.

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