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Funny Stories


Cal Wilson + Dave Hartley + Oliver Phommavanh

Rumpus Room

Panel / Families

7104

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Thank God You’re Here, and more recently Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy We Have a Problem. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own. Cal earned herself a seat in one of Australia’s most sought-after writers’ rooms at the ABC for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering for its first two seasons. In 2016, she landed one of her dream jobs as an ensemble cast member in Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia alongside some of the country’s brightest improvisers. In 2018, Cal was invited by Netflix to the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal to record a Netflix Original Comedy Special which was released in early 2019. In 2019, Cal is returning as the host of the worldwide smash-hit storytelling format The Moth’s live shows in Melbourne for the 5th year and is touring a brand-new stand-up show, Gifted Underachiever.
Dave Hartley

Dave Hartley

Dave Hartley is an education executive, born and bred on Queensland's Gold Coast. Dave's people are Barunggam, the traditional owners of the Darling Downs/Chinchilla region. Dave enjoys unleashing his inner ten-year into the pages of his growing collection of published works and will never shy away from writing a whole chapter dedicated to cool bike chases, epic wedgies or hyperactive savage guard dogs. Dave surfs, plays didgeridoo and makes home made volcanic chilli sauce.

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it’s on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian. He also shares his passion for writing with kids, using his experience as a primary school teacher. Oliver has performed at various comedy and writers festivals around Australia and Asia. Oliver’s recent books include What About Thao, Don’t Follow Vee and Natural Born Loser, and he is best known for Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd and The Other Christy

#Moderator

Zanni Louise

Zanni Louise

Zanni Louise lives and writes full-time in Northern NSW. She's published close to 40 internationally published and bestselling books for kids. She also mentors aspiring writers and runs courses through The Sunshine House. 



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