A Doctor on Offspring

Lawrence played a guest role on Network Ten’s Offspring as obstetrician Elvis Kwan. His parents were proud he was finally became a doctor.

 

 

 

Correspondent for The Feed (SBS2)

Lawrence also appears on SBS2′s  The Feed as a guest reporter. The Feed is a news/technology/culture show on weeknights 7:30pm on SBS2.

 

 

Some stories required him to “immerse” himself into a subculture. For example, Lawrence armed himself with a foam rubber sword and GoPro camera and go into battle against 300 Live Action Role Players in a forest for a story about LARPing.

 

 

Here are a selection of his reports:

 

Lawrence is trapped in an Escape Room

 

 

GAME OF FOAM: Lawrence goes LARPING

 

 

Dead celebrities can still sell you stuff

 

 

 

Moody Superheroes: Why So Serious?

 

 

Do Spoilers actually improve movie/TV viewing?

 

 

Magicians & Time Travellers

 

 

Celebrity Reality Shows

 

Ryan Gosling

 

 

Mockbusters

 

 

King Kong & Musical Monkey Business

 

 

Shit Videogames

 

 

New videos will be added as they go to air.

 

“The Last Thing You Remember Before All The Things You Forgot”

Here’s Lawrence’s performance from the  GRAPHIC FESTIVAL as part of the live RADIO WITH PICTURES broadcast. He appears on-stage at the Sydney Opera House while comic book artist Leigh Rigozzi illustrates it on the big screen and a soundtrack accompaniment is played live by cellist Pete Hollo.

 

This vodcast is presented as it was screened at the live event, it contains sections where the screen is black and it is in its original 4:3 format.

 

 

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

 

Listen & see the other stories/documentaries/radio plays from the Radio With Pictures’ Sydney Opera House broadcast here: VODCASTS

 

(photo: FBI Radio)

 

New Comedy Festival Show Announced! LAWRENCE’S PART-TIME DETECTIVE AGENCY

A brand new live show for the Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals!

 

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?

 

The new show from the beardy guy behind Lawrence Wants A Jetpack and Lawrence Learns to Breakdance (Winner Age Critics’ Award 2007 Melbourne International Comedy Festival) and the ABC TV comedy shows Choose Your Own Adventure and Unbelievable.

 

Nice words about his previous show:

“FOUR STARS” - The Times (UK)

“Leung really knocks it out of the park. FOUR STARS” - Herald Sun

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

 


MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

Tickets CLICK HERE

March 28-April 21

Swiss Club, 89 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD

Tue-Sat 9.30pm, Sun 8.30pm

 

 

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL

Tickets  CLICK HERE

Wednesday 24 - 28 April

The Factory Theatre, Marrickville

Wed-Sat 9:15pm, Sunday 8:15pm

 

Plus extra show just announced for Sydney:

Tue 30 April, 7:15PM

The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

A Meeting of Skeptics

 

Three weeks before the Mayan Calendar’s Apocalypse, Lawrence was a guest speaker at the 2012 Australian Skeptics National Convention.

 

photo: Mark Hassed

 

Despite the title, skeptics do seem to believe in things - like defending science and ‘calling bullshit’ over media myths, medical hoaxes and bogus scientific claims. They do this online, in courtrooms, in the media and mostly over beers in the pub, but this time they gathered at Melbourne Uni’s Spot Theatre for two days of panels with scientists, educators, critical thinking activists and exposers of quackery.

 

photo: Mark Hassed

 

Speakers include McKinnon Secondary’s maths teacher Adam Van Langenberg who set up a lunchtime “Sceptic School”, US blogger Rebecca Watson gave a fantastic talk on social media activism. ‘Point of Inquiry’ host and JREF President, DJ Grothe painted picture of pro-science activism in every corner of the globe from US to India. Renowned skeptic James Randi gave a keynote address about his adventurous career as a stage-magician-turned-crusader exposing fraudulant “psychics”, pseudoscientific claims and superstition.

 


James Randi and Lawrence who hasn’t perfected his sceptical face.

 

 

Lawrence spoke about his experiences making “Unbelievable” a globe-trotting 6-part comedy documentary series that investigated the impossible and irrational. Originally pitched as “Ghostbusters meets Mythbusters”, the ABC1 series became a unique and beloved combination of science, psychology and comedy.

 

 

 

 

Via Powerpoint, nice font choice and painstaking research into what makes TED Talks so “inspirational” (lots of pacing of the stage and ironed shirts tucked in jeans), Lawrence’s presentation went back to where it all began: from debunking Santa at his primary school to explaining how a geek managed to convince a TV network to make a comedy series promoting science and reason. He also covered some fun behind-the-scenes encounters, the reaction to the series both positive and negative, and argued that a vital mix of “entertainment and education” can be so much more than your Year 10 science teacher doing Uranus jokes.

 

Big congrats to the VicSkeptics for convening the event.

 

 

 

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