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Jean Kittson hosts an all-star lineup at this year’s Fearless Comedy Gala  

By Canberra Community Bank 31 August 2018 0
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Fearless Comedy Gala – Thursday October 4 from 7:30 pm. Tickets available from Canberra Theatre.

Talented comedians from across Canberra and beyond will converge on the Canberra Theatre Centre on Thursday 4 October, for the annual Fearless Comedy Gala.

Now in its third year, Fearless 2018 is set to be bigger and better than ever – with an assortment of acts guaranteed to deliver a night of laugh-out-loud, gut-wrenching, feel-good comedy for all.

This year’s show is hosted by the beloved Jean Kittson, and boasts a stellar lineup of comedians, including:

  • Claire Hooper (team captain on Good News Week and host of The Great Australian Bake Off)
  • Canberra’s own Chris Ryan
  • the incredibly popular Dane Simpson
  • Tessa Waters
  • Ryan Coffey
  • plus many more!
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Claire Hooper, Ryan Coffey, Tessa Waters, Chris Ryan and Dane Simpson.

Juliet Moody, comedian and founder of Fearless says, “Being our third year, we decided to shake things up a bit and invite new people to come on board. The result is an incredible mix of stand-up, physical and musical comedy acts, offering a great night of comedy for a good cause.”

Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Toora Women’s Inc, and the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS). Juliet, who is herself a survivor of domestic violence, started Fearless to help raise money for a cause that is close to her heart.

“Last year we were able to donate almost $40,000 to DVCS and Toora Women’s Inc. Toora has a number of specialist programs for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence, so it’s a lovely match that ensures they get the support they need.”

All of the artists donate their time to perform at the Fearless Comedy Gala, with sponsors such as Bendigo Bank offering financial support to cover their expenses, and other running costs of the show.

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With the help of Bendigo Bank, Juliet raised $30,000 for DVCS in 2016.

“We couldn’t do this without the help of our comedians and our supporters, and I’m so grateful to Bendigo Bank, as they were our very first sponsor. I went to them with this crazy idea three years ago, and it was their help that allowed me to get it off the ground.”

Win a backstage pass

Fearless Comedy Gala is giving you and a friend the chance to win a VIP, all exclusive back-stage pass to mingle with the stars of the show. To enter, simply buy a VIP ticket valued at $79 (includes a seat at the front, drink, program and gift) before the 21st of September.

Fearless Comedy Gala is on Thursday 4 October at 7:30 pm. Tickets start from $39 and can be purchased in person or online from the Canberra Theatre Centre.

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