Tell It Sisters IWD Comedy Showcase

When: March 8 2019

Where: Canberra, Australia


To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, Tuggeranong Arts Centre presents a night with some of Australia’s most hilarious female comedians. And tickets are only $25!

Headlined by the side-splittingly funny Steph Tisdell direct from Brisbane, the showcase will be hosted by local comedy star Chris Ryan and feature Lauren Duong, Tanya Losanno and Laura Campbell!

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Steph Tisdell

Steph Tisdell is a major up-and-comer in the Australian Comedy Scene. After cutting her teeth in the UK and winning the Deadly Funny National Grand Final in 2014, Steph has been collecting awards and accolades wherever she goes and building an impressive TV, radio and print credit list most recently having appeared on ABC’s Comedy Up Late and Tonightly.

Steph is a proud Indigenous woman and is making a fast rise as one of Australia’s funniest Aboriginal comedian’s putting her in a unique position to encourage other Aboriginal artists to come forward and showcase why they’re the funniest race in the world. She has a background in social sciences and a huge passion for Aboriginal rights and advocacy, Steph loves to talk about her experiences as a Ydinji woman and what her culture means to her.

Steph’s mission first and foremost is to empower those around her, using comedy as a way to observe the world, finding the funny in heartbreak is an important tool for everybody. After all, comedy is just tragedy plus time.

Chris Ryan (MC)

Chris Ryan’s laconic take on everything from romance to passive aggressive co-workers has got her spots on Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tours to Queensland and regional NSW (2018), Canberra Comedy Festival Galas the Sydney Comedy Store and Enmore Comedy Club, Floriade Nightfest, TEDxCanberra and the Fearless Comedy Gala fundraiser.

“Chris was in total control from the moment she hit the stage, a comedian with a unique outlook and broad appeal.”– Justin Hamilton, Head Writer Show Me the Movie.

“Unapologetic and ruthlessly clever, one of Canberra’s funniest people.”– Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour website 2018.

Lauren Duong

National winner of Class Clowns (2016) and recently seen in Up Next Comedy featuring Sammy J at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Lauren Duong describes herself as an upstart young comic who has raised national expectations and works tirelessly to bring them back down again.

Tanya Losanno

Two-time Moosehead Recipient (2005, 2019) for exciting and different concepts for her shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Tanya Losanno soon unleashes her latest show ‘The Good, The Bad and The Elderly’ on Canberra and Melbourne. A comedian, a Celebrant, and a carer, (she has taken the old adage of sticking to the c’s to a whole new level) Tanya’s comedy is a mix of stand –up, story telling and theatre and is very much based on her experiences as a first generation Australian to post World War 2 Italian migrant parents.

Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell took to stand up comedy after years in disability advocacy, wining the runner-up in 2017 Triple J’s RAW ACT finals and selling out runs in the 2017 and 2018 Canberra and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Laura has had a whirlwind of comedic opportunities with her fresh and funny perspective of young disabled life, performing with the like of Matt Okine, David Hughes, Josh Earl, Nazeem Hussain, Akmal and Kirsty Webeck, Laura has quickly become a rising star within the Australian comedy scene.


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