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.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Profile - Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is a former journalist and political staffer who’s turned his passion for politics to the stage as both a comedian and musician. Getting his first taste of political comedy as the drummer in underground cult band The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers, Brooks made his first stand up appearance a week after Kevin Rudd was elected in 2007. It was no coincidence. Since then he has established himself as one of Adelaide’s most original and in-demand comics and became a contributing writer for Rove thanks to taking fresh eyes to some of the biggest issues we face today. He’s been described as “...a balance between being inspirational and a shocking warning to us all”; something that he will showcase in his debut solo show Sargasm - premiering at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe. 2010 is a big year for Brooks, not only appearing in his first solo show at Adelaide’s comedy Mecca - The Rhino Room – but featuring in the Best of Adelaide showcase as well as the Adelaide Comedy Great Debate along with comedy’s heavy hitters including Steve Hughes and Tom Gleeson. It’s also the year that he’ll be stepping up and contesting the 2010 federal election.

"Before seeing this show I’d never heard of Jon Brooks – now I’m wondering how that’s possible" The Independent Weekly

"Truly genius…Brooks leaves no stone unturned." The Adelaide Fix.

" insightful and hilarious journey ... 4 stars" The Adelaide Advertiser