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A raucous comedy showcase with uncensored insights into disability and oh-so-much more!

  • Where

    Theatre Event is live captioned and Auslan interpreted (on request)

  • When

    7 August 2024
    at 7:30pm to 8:50pm

  • Cost

    Full $35, Conc $30, Under 30s, $20
  • Contact

    Waverley Council

    02 9083 8400

Bondi Pavilion presents Are You Pulling My Leg? by Accessible Arts and Crips & Creeps in association with Arts on Tour. 

With razor-sharp wit and undeniable charm, the Are You Pulling My Leg? line-up brings to the stage hilarious and uncensored insights into disability. From awkward encounters to side-splitting observations - no subject is off-limits.

Top comedians, Madeleine Stewart, Bec Charlwood, Loz Booth, Sam Wade and Tom Elphick, venture much further than disability, with quick quips and highlights into the many facets of their lives, relationships, experiences and personalities, Are You Pulling My Leg? is a night of very funny comedians inviting you to come and have a laugh and help make a difference! 

★★★★★ "Comedy as an artistic statement of unlimited creative potential’ - Artshub 2023
★★★★★ "So much more than comedy – it’s high art. The show deserves to be lauded far and wide.” - Glam Adelaide, 2023
★★★★★ 'Spill your drink onto the chair beside you sort of laughter' - Fourth Wall Media - Bunbury Magazine UK

Strictly 18 years + Coarse language, sexual references, drug references, adult content.

This show will be live captioned and Auslan interpreted to help everyone get the punchlines.

Artist Bios

Loz Booth
Loz Booth is an international comedian, accomplished content creator, writer, and devoted mother of two boys residing in Sydney.

Last year Loz showcased her comedic talents at the Sydney Fringe Festival (2023) and has since become a regular presence in various comedy venues across Sydney. Her influence extends beyond Australia, as she presented her one-woman show in Covent Garden, London.

Beyond her success on stage, Loz's engaging #mumlife content has amassed an impressive 30 million views across multiple platforms, leading to her recognition as a finalist in the UK's Funny Women awards.

In addition to her achievements in comedy, Loz has pursued studies in screenwriting. Her long-term vision involves contributing to the evolution of the Australian screen by developing narratives that provide a nuanced portrayal of "disability" characters in three dimensions. 

Loz Booth stands as a fierce up-and-coming comic, seamlessly blending humour and a commitment to challenging societal norms through her craft.

Bec Charlwood
Bec Charlwood is a comedian, podcaster and writer. She has opened for big names such as Alan Carr, Wil Anderson, Joanne McNally, Jay Pharoah (SNL) and Josh Thomas. She's appeared on the Project & as a panelist on the most recent season of Spicks and Specks, which she was also a writer on.

She is currently a host on Triple J and released her most recent special 'Bipolar Baby' on Youtube this year all about being diagnosed with Bipolar Type II and the parts of mental illness that you probably won't hear about on RUOk? day. She's performed at the Sydney Opera House, Splendour In The Grass and The Enmore Theatre many times.

And she's very proud you made it all the way to the end of her bio, it was really hard to write all this bragging in the third person.

Tom Elphick

Meet Tom Elphick: the man who turns adversity into punchlines! 
Despite a life-changing spinal cord injury 10 years ago, Tom's spirit remains unbreakable, and his wit sharper than ever. Currently in the final stretch of his medical degree, he's not just studying the human body; he's proving that laughter is the best medicine!

Although a newcomer to the comedy scene, Tom was a formidable NSW state finalist in the 2023 Raw Comedy competition. His unique blend of clever wordplay and analogies leaves critics raving and audiences wanting more.

Embracing his identity with pride, Tom weaves his experiences as a gay man into his comedy, delivering punchlines that resonate and uplift. His ability to blend authenticity, personal stories with universal humour takes the audience through a process of hilarious derailment to queer empowerment. He proves that comedy can be both deeply personal and universally enjoyable.

Get ready to be treated to a dose of doctor’s orders! Because when it comes to laughter, he's not just playing; he's prescribing!

Madeleine Stewart

Disability advocate and award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart charms audiences everywhere with a sweet demeanour, veiling razor-sharp wit. You may have seen Madeleine perform with Adam Hills, Rove McManus, or Reuben Kaye or caught her episode on Dylan Alcott’s Listen-Able podcast. Her viral sketch on Marriage Equality for ABC iview reached 2.7mil views on insta, showcased her ground-breaking exploration of disability and Centrelink.

Practicing what she preaches, Madeleine won the AMP Tomorrowmaker award for her production of inclusive, accessible comedy shows- specifically Crips & Creeps and her short film ‘Inspire Me’ has just won Best Documentary at the Australian Independent Film Festival (AIFF). 

Fresh off the Comedy Festival circuit, Madeleine is currently touring her accessible lineup show Are You Pulling My Leg? across Australia in 2024. Madeleine is a refreshing and exciting voice to the comedy scene…. and oohhh sooo inspiring.

Sam Wade
Sam Wade is a comedian, content creator and based in old Sydney town.

After selling out his debut hour Inner World at Sydney Fringe in 2018, he has gone on to crush at the Sydney Comedy Festival with Mind Cave in 2021 and Vs The Void in 2022-23

He has guest starred and script consulted for hit DnD-based web series 1 For All, garnering a cult following amongst its 700k-strong audience.

He also has Autism, loves talking about neurodivergence, and has a laugh that has been described as “an obnoxious honk, like a goose being used as a bagpipe”.

Whether on stage, on screen or just laughing in the back of a room, Sam Wade is a guaranteed good time!

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