It is time to laugh-out-loud (LOL) with good old Aussie humour. Built upon self-deprecation and potty mouth playfulness. Admittedly, some early Australian comedians could be a little bit low-brow – Barry Humphries, Paul Hogan and Kevin Bl**dy Wilson are comedy classic examples. They poked fun at bogan and politically incorrect characters.
Moving on, Aussie humour has evolved and rolled with the times. It is still raw and turns any crisis into a good laugh but it is no longer just simple low-brow stuff. Diversity, political satire and intellect are now firm features. Heavy hitters in the new wave of Aussie Comedy include comedians like Lawrence Mooney, Jim Jefferies, Claire Hooper, Tommy Little, Hannah Gadsby, Nazeem Hussain and Celeste Barber.
As a much loved beast, Aussie comedy will give you laughs from the 'home country' when the going gets tough – it is raw and it is honest.
If you love a good live laugh, look out for these Aussie Comedy Festivals.
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021: 24 March – 18 April
- Sydney’s Comedy Festival 2021: 19 April – 16 May
- Brisbane Comedy Festival 2021: 16 July – 8 August
Giggle with these Aussie comedy eBooks:
- Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life: The thankless art of being correct by Kitty Flanagan
- Thirsty by Joel Creasey
- This Shirt Won't Iron Itself by Anthony Lehmann
- Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke by John Clarke
- Farewell My Ovaries by Wendy Harmer
- Black is the New White by Nakkiah Lui
- Challenge Accepted! by Celeste Barber
Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Aussie Comedy Series:
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Listen to Aussie comedy eAudiobooks on the go:
- Best foot forward by Adam Hills
- 488 rules for life: The thankless art of being correct by Kitty Flanagan
- Agony with Lawrence Mooney
- He died with a felafel in his hand by John Birmingham
Travel happy with top Oz comedy podcasts:
- Burn Your Passport with Nazeem Hussain
- The Debrief with Dave O'Neill
- Little Dum Dum Club with Tommy Dassalo and Karl Chandler
- Like I'm a Six Year Old with Tom Ballard
- Wilosophy with Wil Anderson
- There Will Be A Test with Dave Thornton (Whooshkaa)
- Mid flight brawl with Nick Cody and Luke Heggie.
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