1 Week Until 12 Comedians Try to Figure Out Who the Bloody Hell Australia Is!

This time next week, we'll be laughing ourselves silly with 12 of Australia's best comedians.

15 September 2016

1 Week Until 12 Comedians Try to Figure Out Who the Bloody Hell Australia Is!

There’s only one week to go until the Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? Comedy Gala, hosted by award-winning comedian, Tom Ballard.

Ballard will be joined by 11 of Australia’s most talented comedians including Tripod, Nelly Thomas and Shiralee Hood as the Gala encourages people to place our national identity, values and global citizenship under the microscope.

“So our election was pretty much a draw, the Census was an #EpicFail and I’m still not Prime Minister: truly, these are confusing times to be an Australian,” said host, Tom Ballard. “In such an atmosphere, I’m very happy indeed to be hosting the Campaign for Australian Aid’s inaugural Comedy Gala, Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We?

Mr Ballard added: “I’ll be bringing on a spectacular bill of funny friends who’ll make us all laugh and remind us that we have been, occasionally still are, and definitely should aim to be a great country that helps out others when we can.

“We normal people are actually in charge of defining who we are as a nation, not the soulless suits in Canberra, so why not do it while laughing?”

With less than 100 tickets left, and 700 excited Australians already attending, supporters need to get in quick to score their free laugh by going to comedygala.org and inviting their local MP. Prizes will be given away on the evening with Australians encouraged to drive the issue via social media using the #WhoAreWe hashtag.

“We’re using humour to shine a light on our common humanity and what unites us rather than what divides us. Comedy can help us explore Australia’s performance as a global citizen and on challenges that cross borders such as global inequality, climate change, refugees and Australian aid,” said Director of the Campaign for Australian Aid, Tony Milne.


If you’d like to attend the Gala or arrange an interview or photo opportunity with the comedians or Mr Milne, please contact Sarah Cannata on 0407 536 133

Event details: Australia, Who the Bloody Hell Are We? Comedy Gala

Location: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne

Time and date: 6:30pm arrival for a 7pm sharp start, Thursday 22 September

Tickets: invite your local MP via comedygala.org to get a free laugh

Event hashtag: #WhoAreWe

Full talent list:

Tom Ballard (Host)

Nelly Thomas


Shiralee Hood

Geraldine Hickey

Umit Bali

Laura Davis

Osamah Sami

Michael Chamberlin

Busty Beatz

Randy (the Puppet)

Demi Lardner

About Campaign for Australian Aid

The Campaign for Australian Aid is a movement of people, organisations, communities and businesses who believe that our country can and should do more to help build a better, fairer future for all. It represents over 65 aid and development organisations, church, business and community groups.

This campaign is backed by Australia's aid & development groups

Business for Development is for Australian Aid VGen is for Australian Aid Australian Conservation Foundation is for Australian Aid
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