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At the first ever Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a collection of writers, performers and others came together to celebrate their favourite humourists. That was twenty-five years ago. This year, Humourists Read Humourists returns to Melbourne, presented with the Wheeler Centre. Find out who makes your favourite comedian laugh. Listen to someone you’ve never heard of read someone you’ve always loved, or someone you’ve always loved reading something you can’t find on YouTube. Imagine that. One night only.
Anthony Morgan has been working as a stand up comic since 1982. Anthony has performed his conversational stand up across Australia, as well as in London, Manchester and twice at the Edinburgh Festival.
Lorin Clarke is a writer, director and broadcaster. She has written for stage, television, print and radio and is the television columnist for the Big Issue. Lorin co-presents the daily Stupidly Small podcast with Stew Farrell.
Kaz Cooke is a former reporter and cartoonist turned history detective. She is also the author of the bestselling books Up The Duff, Kidwrangling, Girl Stuff, Girl Stuff 8–12, Women’s Stuff, and the children's picture books Wanda Linda Goes Berserk and The Terrible Underpants.
Her new novel, Ada, grew out of her research and exhibition during a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria, 2013–2015.
First Dog on the Moon is the internationally renowned, Walkley Award-winning and also very humble cartoonist for the Guardian Australia. First Dog's latest collection, A Treasury of Cartoons, has just been released and is really quite good.
Best known as host of the SBS hit TV program Rockwiz, Julia Zemiro’s extensive TV credits include Thank God You’re Here and Good News Week. She was the winner of Australia’s Brainiest TV Star.
The Wheeler Centre is delighted to partner with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. No jokes.