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Ben McKenzie

Writer/performer Ben McKenzie is best known as a comedian. He hosts the improvised adventure show Dungeon Crawl, the Melbourne Museum Comedy Tour, live games such as The Curse and The Whispering Society with Pop Up Playground, and hit Doctor Who podcast Splendid Chaps with John Richards. He also works as a voice-over artist, presenter and actor. He is an associate producer of Karen Pickering's Cherchez la Femme, the monthly feminist Q&A in the pub salon, and is on the organising committee for the Melbourne Slutwalk. You can follow him on Twitter at @labcoatman. His favourite dinosaur is Stegosaurus.

Sessions artist is participating in

Fri 5–6PM Bad Science

VENUE: Auditorium 2, SLQ

Did you know that people attending this session are 86% more likely to live longer? Science writer Bianca Nogrady and geek comedian Ben McKenzie discuss bad science, dodgy health statistics and how to spot quackery.

This event is free. Please register using the 'Book Now' link below. Please ensure you are at the venue at least 15 minutes before free events.

Artist Bianca Nogrady
Ben McKenzie
Date Friday 6th
Time Fri 5–6PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Type Session
Tickets FREE
Fri 6:30–8PM The Genre Ghetto

VENUE: The Edge, SLQ

Funny, personal and heartfelt stories about being genre nerds and being proud. Live storytelling from Matt Fraction, Sarah Wendell, Justine Larbalestier, Ben McKenzie and Stuart MacBride.

Tickets $20-$25

Artist Matt Fraction
Sarah Wendell
Justine Larbalestier
Ben McKenzie
Stuart MacBride
Date Friday 6th
Time Fri 6:30–8PM
Venue State Library of Queensland
Type Session
Tickets $20-$25
Sat 8–9:30PM The Great Debate: Australia Needs Leaders. Not Politicians

VENUE: Main Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer joins  star of screen and literature, William McInnes, Indigenous author and social commentator Anita Heiss, actor and comedienne Julia Zemiro, Geek Comedy’s patron saint Ben McKenzie and  youth activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied in a lively and passionate debate adjudicated by Phillip Adams.

Artist Tim Fischer
Anita Heiss
Julia Zemiro
Ben McKenzie
Phillip Adams
William McInnes
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Date Saturday 7th
Time Sat 8–9:30PM
Venue Brisbane City Hall
Type Feature Events
Tickets $30-$40