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Late night love stories

Love LOLs: Chris Ryan

Friday 21 May 2021
Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan

For our third late night event we’re getting all lolled up. Join comedian Chris Ryan and her big hair as she busts out her dry observations on relationships, personalities and life. It all starts with a line-up of Canberra’s coolest comedians including Laura Campbell, Anthony Tomic, Jeffrey Charles and Daniel Mehareb from 6:00pm. PSA: Bring spare pants, ‘cause you might wet yours.

Chris Ryan is one of the most exciting new voices on the Australian comedy scene, winning Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival in 2019. Her laconic take on everything from romance to passive aggressive co-workers has earned her spots in Galas at the Sydney and Canberra Comedy Festivals, Floriade Nightfest and TEDx Canberra.

Anthony Tomic is a local comic who has been performing around the country over the past few years, sometimes on a stage. His unique story-telling and style has seen his star rise to the point that a barista once asked if he had a brother who was a comedian.

Jeffrey Charles is an emerging Canberra-based comedian, podcaster and writer. Jeff’s relatable material about his failures as a parent, teacher and middle-class mess will have you in stitches. Jeffrey has sold out shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival and has MCed almost every public space within Canberra.

Laura Campbell is a young Canberra based stand up-comedian, MC and disability activist. Her comedy is an energetic, witty and fearless perspective into the life of a woman who has absolutely nothing to lose but an uncanny ability to keep on losing anyway.

Daniel Mehareb is a young Canberra based comedian who has been performing since 2018. As well as being a regular in the Canberra scene he has also performed in Sydney and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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