Courteney Hocking is a Melbourne comedian and writer. She has produced and performed successful solo shows at the last four Melbourne International Comedy Festivals as well as being a founding member of the Anarchist Guild Social Committee sketch comedy group. She is now a co-founder and host of Political Asylum with Mat Kenneally. She has developed a name for herself as a unique and intelligent voice in political and topical comedy, not only in stand up for groups such as the Greens Party, the Your Rights at Work Campaign and Amnesty International but also in the written form as a freelance writer for Crikey and Good News Week (Network Ten). Her 2008 MICF show, Mixing Pop & Politics, won “Best Political Show” at Trades Hall and The Age have described her as “whip-smart… shrewd & funny"
The First Three Up Against the Wall is a new political comedy showcase debuting at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2010. It features three of Australia's best young politically minded stand-up comedians - Courteney Hocking, Jon Brooks and Toby Halligan. If you're looking for edgy, topical humour, from people who read the news and know how to abuse it, then this is one hour of comedy you don't want to miss. Read more here.
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