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

 

 

BRISBANE, SYDNEY, PERTH SHOWS ANNOUNCED

 

Returning to Australia after an acclaimed season at London’s Soho Theatre, Lawrence takes his live show “Beginning Middle End” to capital cities around the country.

 

BRISBANE

Friday Oct 26 - Show One Tickets - Click Here

Saturday Oct 27 - Show Two Tickets  - Click Here

 

SYDNEY

Sunday Oct 28 - Factory Theatre Tickets - Click Here

 

PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL 2013

8-11 May 2013 - Tickets On sale Oct24 - Click Here

 

 

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?

 

A new storytelling stand up show from the beardy guy behind Lawrence Wants A Jetpack (Soho Theatre, London 2011) and Lawrence Learns to Breakdance (Winner Age Critics’ Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival) and the Australian TV shows Choose Your Own Adventure (nominated for an AFI Award for Best TV Comedy) and Unbelievable.

 

 

We’re looking forward to them! See you there.

 

 

 

‘House Husbands’ Cameo

Lawrence plays against type as Jasper – the rude owner of a “Melbourne hipster cafe”.

 

In episode 2 of Channel Nine’s successful TV drama series House Husbands, Kane (Gyton Grantley) seeks a job at Jasper’s Cafe but is knocked back by Jasper (Lawrence) who is less than impressed and more concerned with checking his tweets. Later, he comes back to the cafe offering to sell Jasper a consignment of his homemade specialty: “Kane’s Pies”.

 

 

Lawrence’s disillusioned pie eating reached 1.2million viewers. Logie for Most Unconvincing Hipster, anyone?

 

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

 

The Emerging Writer

What is a writer? Someone who writes, not talks about writing.

 

 

Lawrence is a contributor to the new anthology The Emerging Writer. His piece is about mistaken identity and the funny job of finding ideas for comedy. If you aspire to be a novelist, journalist, blogger, comedian, critic or screenwriter – or just someone who wants to learn how not to procrastinate – this book has some very useful tips from some pretty ace people who do the writing thing for a living.

 

A better description of the book can be found here and it’s also available in ebook form for those annoying people on trains with cool gadgets.

 

Lawrence will also appear at the The Emerging Writers’ Festival (May 24 – June 3, 2012) a Melbourne institution that prides on calling itself the “Festival For Writers”.  There’s forums, panels, performances and cerebral piss-ups. There’s even a Spelling Bee competition where editors and writers can go head-to-head, arguing over the correct letters in “bivouacking” and “haemorrhage”.

 

As one of the “ambassadors” for writers’ conference, Lawrence will appear on panels and workshops about industry relationships, advice for emerging writers and the nitty-gritty of comedy performance. Come and heckle him.

 

 

Lawrence Finds Australia’s TopGeek

After 5 months of heats and challenges, TopGeek2.0, the search for Australia’s most tech-savvy, pop culture-obsessed human, came to a nerdy climactic conclusion. On May 10, 2012, Lawrence was Ringmaster for the massive Grand Final showdown at Perth’s State Theatre and the clash was streamed LIVE across Australia on iiNet’s FreezoneTV.

 

 

Lawrence (aka The Twelfth  Doctor) – photos: iiNet

 

The Six TopGeek2.0 Finalists each brought their own specialty – Cem Selamet (Fandom), Skaidris Gunsmith (Internet), Rhiannon Davies (Art), Rhys Elsmore (Technology), Steve Wright (Gaming) and Cody Davis (Popular Choice Wild Card Entry). They and battled it out over two rounds of trivia with Double Dare-styled physical “geek” challenges, on a TV gameshow set that was appropriately designed.

 

TopGeek2.0 stage (above)    vs      IT CROWD office (below)

 

The winner who rose to the top of the pile of blood, sweat and Zelda T-shirts, was Steve Wright, aka Stevivor, a gaming journalist from Melbourne.

 

Lawrence: “What were the names of Batman’s murdered parents?”

Steve:  ”Martha and Bruce Wayne.”

Lawrence: “Incorrect.”

 

Steve: “Dammit! Thomas! Thomas Wayne!”

 

 

 

Dishes up advice as an Agony Uncle

Lawrence sat in a chair to reveal, confess, squirm and laugh at the awkward rites of passage that make up the modern Australian male in the new 6-part ABC1 series AGONY UNCLES.

 

 

Described as “Wrong. Inappropriate. Confessional. Illuminating”, the embarrassingly honest talking-head series invited some of Australia’s wittiest and wisest (?) celebrity gents to “put their reputations on the line to tell you what it’s really like to be single, cohabitate, marry, divorce and then be single again in the 21st century”. The result is a fun program that might help clueless guys out (and help women avoid such guys).

 

 

 

 

A year and a half ago, series creator Adam Zwar (Wilfred, Lowdown) grilled Lawrence on his thoughts on the do’s and don’ts of picking-up, falling in love and getting his heart broken. Lawrence considers his advice to be more in the “this is what you should NOT do” camp and regrets recalling some of the embarrassing anecdotes he bared to the nation.

 

The other AGONY UNCLES include Waleed Aly (broadcaster, academic), Adam Elliot (Academy Award winning animator), father & son John/Tom Elliott, Kick Gurry, Ed Kavalee (actor, TV host), Andrew Knight (screenwriter, producer), Josh Lawson (actor, screenwriter) and Lawrence Mooney (comedian) who many think stole the show with his infectious laughter and self-deprecation.

 

It was screened Wednesdays on 9:30 ABC1 in Australia during March/April, 2012.

Lawrence’s new Comedy Festival Show

 

Oh hai there,  tickets are now on sale for his new live show

LAWRENCE LEUNG: BEGINNING MIDDLE END“.

 

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29 March-22 April MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL

COMEDY FESTIVAL

(HURRY TIX SELLING FAST)

Book Here

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Tue 1 – Sat 5 May SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL

(Five Shows Only – Hurry!)  Book Here

 

 

“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

 

“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

 

The Search for Australia’s Top Geek

Are you Australia’s geekest person?

 

 

TopGeek 2.0 invites geeks from all across the nation the to prove their skills, obsession and obscure knowledge to claim the title of Australia’s TopGeek. Contenders will display their talents through a series of challenges set by iinet and the nerdy judges (some whom were last year’s finalists)  that are designed to test gaming, fandom, creativity and Internet skills.

 

Nerdventurer Lawrence Leung will meeting some of the contenders on TopGeek TV, a fortnightly webseries beginning 30 March 2012 and will be hosting the massive Grand Final/Showdown on 10 May 2012.

 

 

Lawrence with some of last year’s TopGeek Finalists (Photo:  Herald Sun)

 

THINK YOU ARE GEEKIEST IN THE LAND? REGISTER HERE

 

The winner will bag themselves an all-expenses paid trip to the US to attend one of four ‘geek’ meccas: Sandiego ComicCon, Consumer Electronic Show (CES), South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) or Penny Arcade Expo (PAX).

 

If you think you can out-do last year’s winner Tasmanian comic book artist Cassandra James, then enter this geeky Fight Club.