The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions

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Rob Delaney and Benjamin Law: Are cockroaches attracted to human tears, and if so, why?

Why does orange juice taste so gross after you’ve brushed your teeth? People who load the toilet roll under/behind style are monsters – how do they sleep at night? Can people change?

Rob Delaney is ready for The Interrobang’s strange and awkward stuff. An actor, author and particularly Twitter-famous stand-up comic, Delaney is currently co-writing and co-starring in the critically-lauded Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe. He’s also a regular contributor to outlets like Vice and the Guardian – delving into questions about war, homophobia, abortion, feminism and more – and has written openly about his rumbles with severe clinical depression and alcoholism.

So: what do you want to talk about?

In the opening session of the Wheeler Centre’s inaugural Festival of Questions, Rob will go weird (and a little deep) on all of modern life’s confusion and hilarity with fellow commentator, author and memoirist Benjamin Law. Benjamin’s books include Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, Shit Asian Mothers Say (co-written with his sister Michelle) and The Family Law, currently being adapted for TV.

Join us for a conversation between two men prone to asking questions of their respective pasts – laced with devious wit, scatological detail and unadorned honesty.

Tickets to this event are available at the door. Arrive at least twenty minutes prior to the event to purchase.

Note to early bookers: if you booked tickets to this event prior to Thursday 19 November, some details may have changed. Please check for details.



Portrait of Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney is a writer and comedian who co-writes and co-stars in Catastrophe. His other television credits include Key & PeeleChelsea LatelyBurning Love, and Cougartown. His first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage, was published in 2013.

Portrait of Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012) – both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards – and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). 

He also created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, and his sold-out debut play Torch the Place (Melbourne Theatre Company) ran February–March 2020.

The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions

The Interrobang – a new festival from the Wheeler Centre – is looking for the best questions in the world.

Ask your questions and vote on others, then join us on 27–28 November for a feast of frequently unanswered questions – as we present your most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas to a 28-strong Brains Trust of the world’s most inquisitive thinkers.

Pose your question at The Interrobang festival website. We’re building this festival on your curiosity, so brace yourself – and wonder hard.

Presenting partners

• City of Melbourne
• The University of Melbourne


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