Portrait of The Listies

The Listies

Writing and performing comedy for kids and their adults (kidults), the Listies are Melbourne-based duo Rich Higgins and Matt Kelly. Originally meeting each other during a production of Roald Dahl's The Twits (Rich was Mr Twit, Matt was Mrs Twit) they enjoyed performing together so much they decided to take the logical next step – purchase an inflatable unicorn costume and make a show for Melbourne Fringe.

Since then, they've made seven live productions, two CDs and a book, Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words, published by Penguin. Their first children's show, More Fun than a Wii, was the first show for kids to be nominated for the best show award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2010.

The Listies have toured all over the country and internationally, with seasons in South Korea, Malaysia, Ireland, Scotland, England and New Zealand. They are currently working on a show for Sydney Theatre Company called Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark (with Declan Greene), and have a column in the Big Issue.