VERY STRANGE THINGS – 2016 COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOW – NOW ON SALE

 

TWO SHOWS NOW ANNOUNCED FOR

CANBERRA

NOW ON-SALE

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After sold out shows and critical acclaim in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lawrence Leung – Very Strange Things is embarking on it’s national tour. So far he’s had incredible nights at the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, and now it’s heading to a city near you. Check here for tour dates/city updates.

Don’t miss out on experiencing the most unique, side-splitting and mind-bending show of the year!

 

“4.5 STARS AMAZING” – Herald-Sun

“4.5 STARS” – The Music

“4 STARS MINDBLOWING” – TimeOut Magazine

TIME OUT’s Top10 shows to see in MICF2106

 

 

 

*** Due to overwhelming popular demand ***

EXTRA SHOWS ANNOUNCED -

MELBOURNE MAY 20 & 21

CLICK HERE

 

LAWRENCE LEUNG – VERY STRANGE THINGS

Lawrence presents an evening of wonders and mischief in the stunning Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), the Sydney Town Hall and the Perth Town Hall.

 

The Beckett Theatre at The Malthouse, Melbourne.

 

Experiments, mind games and impossible coincidences. Join Lawrence in his fascinating yet ethically-dubious laboratory of unexplainable things. An evening of comedic curiosities, mind-bending occurrences and side-splitting laughs.

 

Lawrence is an award-winning standup and filmmaker from TV shows Maximum Choppage (ABC2), Unbelievable (ABC1), Choose Your Own Adventure (ABC1), and the feature film Sucker. He also played an awkward doctor on Offspring. Lawrence has also designed theatrical illusions, pranks and deceptions for stage and TV … so expect something very funny and strange.

 

 

MELBOURNE  COMEDY FESTIVAL – March 24 – April 17

The Malthouse Box Office website HERE

 

 

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL

Sydney Town Hall

Fri 22nd Apr 2016 – 8:00 pm

Sat 23rd Apr 2016 – 8:00 pm

Tickets Here

 

 

PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL

Perth Town Hall

Fri 6th May 2016 – 9:30 pm

Sat 7th May 2016 – 9:30 pm

Sun 8th May 2016 – 8:30 pm

Tickets here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man of Letters

Lawrence will appear at MEN OF LETTERS event in Melbourne.

 

 

Hosted by Women of Letters and taking place at the Regal Ballroom, this is the sixth instalment of their beloved Men of Letters reading event. According to their website: “These chaps will go where no man has gone before – into the celebration of the lost art of letter writing.” Each gentleman has been asked to pen and read a letter to ‘The Woman Who Changed My Life’.

 

Award-winning comedian, writer and director

LAWRENCE LEUNG

 

Australia’s most prolific film auteur

PAUL COX

 

Beloved broadcaster, television presenter and award-winning author

TONY WILSON

 

Comedian, writer and living national treasure

ROD QUANTOCK

 

Beloved comedian and writer GREG FLEET

 

Acclaimed actor and co-founder of queer theatre group Sisters Grimm

ASH FLANDERS

 

Saturday Paper chief correspondent

MARTIN McKENZIE-MURRAY

 

Political and sports commentator, author and former Independent politician

PHIL CLEARY

 

Beloved illustrator, cartoonist, occasional writer and sometimes broadcaster

OSLO DAVIS

 

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and author

STEPHEN CUMMINGS

 

 

There’ll be a DJ set by the gorgeous Angie Hart, wine, and copious amounts of letter writing. Stamps and envelopes will be provided, and in the spirit of participation attendees are encouraged to pen short notes.

 

October 25, 2015, 2:30pm

The Regal Ballroom
216 High St
Northcote, VIC  3070 Map

 

Men of Letters kicks off at 3:00 and bookings are essential via: http://www.moshtix.com.au For $25 plus booking fee that’s a fairly formidable afternoon’s entertainment. All funds raised go – as ever – to our friends at Edgar’s Mission.  http://www.edgarsmission.org.au

 

THE ESCAPIST – New Stand-Up Show for 2015

 

What are the things you wish you could escape from?
A new live comedy show about the trappings of everyday life, awkwardness,

family expectations, love… and doona covers.

 

SYDNEY TICKETS NOW ON SALE - CLICK HERE

 

 

The award-winning bearded comic will present his brand new stand up comedy tour in various cities around Australia in 2015. Lawrence’s cavalcade of nerdcore wonders and mirth-heavy delights kicks off in March/April at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at Trades Hall.


UPDATE: Seasons now concluded in Melbourne/Perth. Thanks to all who came!!

MELBOURNE SEASON ENDED

 

Then he’ll be at the Perth Comedy Festival

Friday, 1st May at the Octagon Theatre.

PERTH SEASON ENDED

 

Then Sydney’s Comedy Festival

at the Factory Theatre for three shows

on the 14th, 15th and 16th of May.

SYDNEY TICKETS - CLICK HERE

 

Perth’s UWA Octogon Theatre

 

Reviews from Melbourne & Perth comedy festivals, April/May 2015:

 

“FOUR STARS” The Age

 

“4.5 STARS” - The West Australian

 

“4.5 STARS  An utter joy to watch.” - Beat Magazine

 

“4 STARS. An all-round outstanding performer,

and his tales and one-liners are hilarious.

A fun and fast hour of comedy.” TheMusic

 

“One of the most effortlessly enjoyable shows of the festival.

There’s no escaping that fact.” - CHORTLE (UK)

 

“The Escapist is as much in the storytelling genre as it is stand-up. The laughs come just as often and the humour is just as sharp but Lawrence Leung’s one-night only performance felt like a playful odyssey rather than a series of punchlines strung together with paper-thin segues.”

- West Australian

 

“He is a superb and ingenuous raconteur.”

- Australian Stage

 

“The Escapist is a perfectly curated performance…

Leung’s self-awareness and modesty makes for a stand up performance

that is authentic and easily relatable, at the same time as retaining some edginess.

Leung uses the dying art of story telling to divulge his own life experiences

in a way that is both heartwarming and scintillating.”

- APHRAMAG.COM

 

 

We’re looking at other cities at the moment and hope to have some more dates to announce shortly.

Part-Time Detective Agency heads to the Perth Comedy Festival

 

LAWRENCE LEUNG’S PART-TIME DETECTIVE AGENCY

 

Lawrence wants to be like Sherlock.

All he needs is a case to solve, a loyal assistant and a nemesis.

Apply within.

 

Taking cues from the world’s greatest sleuth, Lawrence battles wits, exposes lies and uncovers hidden truths.

Can anyone become a great detective or is he just deceiving himself?

 

PERTH INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL

4 shows only from May 14 -17

 

Book Tickets:  CLICK HERE

 

 

“****” The Times (UK)

“A master storyteller with spot-on comic timing.” - The West Australian

Thatchers Cider House @ Mt Lawley Bowling Club

You can read a review of the show at arts-hub here.

Tickets and details via perthcomedyfest.com.au

 

Part Stand Up, Part Comic Book, Part Radio Show

 

 

As part of GRAPHIC FESTIVAL, Lawrence is telling a fun story on-stage at the Sydney Opera House while comic book artist Leigh Rigozzi illustrates it on the big screen. The two will be accompanied with a live soundtrack by cellist Pete Hollo. This is gonna be so much fun!

 

 

The event is called RADIO WITH PICTURES and matches storytellers, comedians, writers and radio makers with artists and musicians for a “live radio recording” vibe of yesteryear.

 

Storytellers include Lawrence Leung, Nina Las Vegas, Anna Barnes and Courtney Collins, a new work by John Birmingham adapted for radio by Simon Bedak and Jamie McNamara.

 

They are paired with illustrations from Biddy Maroney, Georgia Perry, Matt Huynh, Sara Drake, Leigh Riggozi, Matt Taylor, Brian Duong with musical support from Lilith Lane, Sam Worrad, Peter Hollo, Adam Hulbert and Luke Mynott.

 

(photo: FBI Radio)

 

 

 

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Sun 11th Nov: SOLD OUT EVENT

 

but there’s a

 

FREE LISTENING PARTY

In a bar there’s a LIVE simulcast at The Hive Bar in Erskineville in Sydney.

We’re told digital radios will be on hand screening images alongside the radio broadcast.

Sun 11th Nov 3:30pm SHARP

The Hive Bar is at 93 Erskineville Road, Erskineville.

www.thehivebar.com.au

 

 

The Game Gameshow

 

 

 

As part of the International Library Games Day, Lawrence Leung and Ben McKenzie present The Game Gameshow - a free panel-style gameshow live on stage!

 

It’s Spicks & specks meets Street Fighter as two teams of gamers, bloggers, comedians and musicians go head-to-head and thumbs-to-controller in the ultimate gameshow about games! Videogames, board games, parlour games…you name it, we’ll ask questions about it, as two teams of three compete for…well, really just to say they won. They’re gamers after all!

 

Host Ben McKenzie (Dungeon Crawl, Late Night Letters and Numbers) will ask the questions and lawyer the rules, while Team Captain Lawrence Leung leads Leena van Deventer (game correspondent for Tech Talk Radio and writer for Tin Man Games) and Nicholas J Johnson (comedian and honest con man) into battle against opposing Team Captain Sarah Jones (comedian and ventriloquist) and her teammates Scott Edgar (Tripod) and Kirsty Adolphe (New Game Plus).

 

WHEN: Saturday 3 November; The Game Gameshow begins at 4 PM
WHERE: In the Experimedia Space at the State Library of Victoria, corner of La Trobe and Swanston Street, Melbourne
TICKETS: There aren’t any! This is a free event. Turn up early to check out the rest of International Library Games Day at the SLV, then stick around for our part of the fun!

 

For more info about International Library Games Day at the State Library of Victoria, go here: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/international-library-games-day

 

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: LONDON SHOWS – July 2012

 

We are very excited to announce that Lawrence’s new live comedy show will be having a limited season in London in July 2012.

 

“LAWRENCE LEUNG: BEGINNING MIDDLE END”.

 

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It’s a show about storytelling,

bizarre fan fiction,

accidental fist-fights,

Colin Firth and whales.

Everyone has a story to tell, but when it comes to his own life,

has Lawrence lost the plot?

 

 

Strictly Limited 2 Week Season

Monday July 2- Sat July 14, 9:30pm

SOHO THEATRE, 21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE

BOOK TICKETS CLICK HERE

 

A new show from the beardy guy behind Lawrence Wants A Jetpack and Lawrence Learns to Breakdance (Winner Age Critics’ Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival). Lawrence Leung is a multi-award winning stand-up comic and creator of the Australian TV showsChoose Your Own Adventure (nominated for an AFI Award for Best TV Comedy) and Unbelievable.

 

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Reviews for Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012 season:

 

“The show is frequently hilarious…

Leung really knocks it out of the park with a brilliant and satisfying finale.

A terrific show.  FOUR STARS ”

HERALD SUN

 

“A feel-good hour of charismatic yarn-spinning. FOUR STARS”

- Steve Bennett, CHORTLE

 

“Beginning, Middle, End is Leung at his best…

A wonderfully written and cleverly structured show.

The beginning is good, the middle is great, and the ending is marvellous.”

THE PUN

 

TERMINATIVITY – 4 Shows Only

This show is great, jolly, sci-fi, time-travelling, cyborg-fleeing Xmas fun.  Totally sold out last year. Written by Nick Caddaye, the gags are 67% better than bon bon jokes and the songs are 100% firecrackers (written by Casey Bennetto, the composer of Keating the Musical).

 

TERMINATIVITY features some of Australia’s finest comedians and musical performers… plus Lawrence as one of the three Wise Men.

 

 

Silent night. Too silent.

 

If you’ve always found the traditional Nativity disappointingly low on killer metal robots from the future, we’ve got just the Christmas celebration for you! Returning in an expanded form after last year’s triumphant premiere,The Terminativity takes the Greatest Story Ever Told and adds time travel, a Terminator T-800, a police manhunt, lasers, pitched battles, a handful of catchy tunes and much, much more….

 

With a cast that includes Mike McLeish (who played Keating in KEATING!), Aurora Kurth (Take The L Out Of Lover),  Gatesy & Scod (from Tripod), Rebecca BarnardAndrew McClellandLawrence Leung, Ben McKenzie,Tegan HigginbothamRichard McKenzie and more.

 

Script by Nick Caddaye (Anarchist Guild Social Committee) and songs by Casey Bennetto (KEATING!), The Terminativity is a barnstorming Christmas parable for the ages.

 

 

 

UPDATE: SEASON NOW SOLD OUT …

Dates:

Mon  Dec 19 - PREVIEW

Tues Dec 20 - SOLD OUT

Wed Dec 21 - SOLD OUT.

Thurs Dec 22 - SOLD OUT

Bella Union, Trades Hall, Melbourne

BOOK TICKETS: CLICK HERE

 

 

“A night of gleefully geeky panto fare. An impressive slew of top comics and musos pitched in … the results ranged from seriously funny to the bonbon groaner … a new(ish) Christmas tradition worth upholding”
-
John Bailey, The Age

 

 

11th Bondi Short Film Festival

 

The 11th Annual Bondi Short Film Festival takes place in Sydney on Nov 26 2011 and Lawrence has been asked to be one of the judges to preside over a shortlist of 14 outstanding films ranging from documentaries and dramas to animations and comedies.

 

 

 

The other judges on the panel are director Daniel Nettheim (directed Willem Dafoe in the feature film THE HUNTER), Ryan Corr (star of the TV series PACKED TO THE RAFTERS),  Ruth Cullen (Head of Documentary for AFTRS) and Sam Petty (Award winning sound designer of ANIMAL KINGDOM).

Come along and support Australian filmmaking!

 

 

Vote on this survey on Facebook Fan Page: CLICK HERE

 

Lawrence at the festival.  (photo: Rupert Kaldor)

 

 

Australian Skeptics National Convention Dinner

 

The Australian Skeptics are hosting Lawrence Leung as the keynote speaker at the Dinner event of the 2011 Australian Skeptics National Convention.

 

photo: Ben King

 

Open to the general public, the dinner on a ferry includes 2 course dinner, drinks and a presentation from comedian and paranormal investigator, Lawrence Leung. He will be discussing the making of his recent TV show Unbelievable in his usual humourous way.

 

Where: The South Steyne Ferry, Darling Harbour (next to the Pyrmont Bridge)
When: 7.30pm on Saturday, November 19

Book your seat or table for the event: HERE

( * The web link is now fixed. Cheers for letting us know. )