Lawrence is an investigator for new ABC show “WTFAQ”

Lawrence is dusting off his detective skills for ABC’s all-new 8-part fact-finding, myth-busting, truth-seeking show WTFAQ (pronounced What The FAQ).

The premise is delightfully simple. ABC viewers and the public have answered our call-out for Questions. Any Question. About Anything. Then, our team of investigative comedians leave no stone unturned to find you the answer.

WTFAQ’s crack team of presenters – Chas Licciardello, Alex Lee, Lawrence Leung, Lou Wall, Cameron James and Kirsten Drysdale – hit the sweet spot where comedy meets inquisition to answer the questions that have sparked curiosity in the minds of our audience for far too long.

They perform scientific experiments and demonstrations, talk to experts, put their bodies on the line and even answer the odd question with a full-blown musical sequence. They’ll go to whatever lengths it takes to find the answers to questions including:

  • Is it really dangerous to use my phone on the plane?
  • Do dogs really love their owners?
  • Is Centrelink’s hold music deliberately annoying?
  • Are gas stoves bad for your health?
  • Who comes up with the names for paint colours and why are they so weird?
  • Why is yawning contagious?
  • What would a truly representative Federal parliament look like?
  • Are there any names you legally cannot call your children?

I know you have a question. “When is the show on”?

Answer: Wednesdays on ABC, from August 30th, 9pm.

We Built a “Mystery Box” for the Dark Matters Exhibition

Creative collaborators Lawrence Leung, Dom Chambers and Dr Vyom Sharma have designed a brand new interactive art installation for the DARK MATTERS Exhibition at Science Gallery Melbourne. It’s now on show and bending peoples’ minds.

The installation is a collision of Art, Science, Philosophy and Illusion that explores the theme of the Unknown, the Unseen and the unsettling (yet exhilarating) state of not-knowing.

A glass cube of creepy black liquid sits in the middle of a dark pool of water. Visitors to the exhibit are invited to stare into the black aquarium and asked: “What do you see in the Darkness?”

Visitors write down their single “thought” on a small sheet of paper and place these among the collection of thoughts on the back wall.

Then during scheduled times (various Saturday lunchtimes and monthly Friday Night Parties events) the Mystery Box will be “activated” in a mind-bending and awesome live performance… where the secret of the Box will be revealed.

The Presenters performing the ‘activation’ over the special events of 2023 will be Vyom Sharma, Dom Chambers, Lawrence Leung, Liam Jumpertz, Lachlan Wilde and Caleb Street.

The Creators Lawrence, Dom and Vyom combined their shared backgrounds in magic, illusion design, science communication and storytelling to create this enigmatic immersive experience.

Mystery Box can be experienced at the DARK MATTERS EXHIBITION with free entry until December:

700 Swanston St

Enter via Grattan

St Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.

Sat 19 August 2023: 12:15pm
Sat 26 August 2023: 12:15pm
Friday Night Social Event 1st Sept 2023: 7:30pm
Sat 9 Sept 2023: 12:15pm
More dates to be announced. Check the Science Gallery website for updates for the Special Performances when the Box is activated.

TV Writing: Current and Upcoming.

Lawrence is an experienced TV writer for comedy, narrative, docos, quiz shows and kids animation. He can be found in writers’ rooms across Australia throwing ideas, solving problems and stealing all the snacks.

He’s written for three seasons of Australia’s top rating comedy quiz show HARD QUIZ (ABC1). He fell down deep rabbit-holes to uncover the nerdiest questions and head-scratchers for the contestants’ specialist topics. In addition to writing questions, jokes and sharp barbs, Lawrence was also Tom Gleeson’s hand-double for a pre-recorded video about making a coin vanish.

He’s also written for 100% WOLF (ABC ME), The Deep, WildLifers (ABC ME), The Family Law (SBS), The Feed (SBS) and Maximum Choppage (ABC2). He created, wrote and presented his own series – Lawrence’s Leung’s Unbelieveable (ABC1) and Choose Your Own Adventure (ABC1).

Currently in-development are a handful of projects and an animated feature.

Coming soon: Lawrence will write and present for ABC’s upcoming fact-finding, myth-busting, truth-seeking comedy 8-parter WTFAQ.

Lawrence hosts ABC TV doco series OUR BRAIN

Lawrence is the presenter of OUR BRAIN, a 4-part ABC TV science documentary series about the most impressive organ you have… not that one.

Breakthroughs in brain imaging and genetics has made it possible to understand how the interplay of genes and environment affect the mind, and ultimately, tell us how to live better.

The OUR BRAIN series is a TV compilation of knowledge covering the mind, featuring the work of top science docomakers, leading neuroscientists, case studies and fascinating research to give you a user’s guide to the secrets behind that squishy grey matter in your skull. Lawrence might even donate himself as a guinea pig in an experiment or two…

Over 4 weeks, episodes will help us understand CONSCIOUSNESS, become SMARTER, get a better night’s SLEEP and how to be HAPPIER.

OUR BRAIN 9:30pm from Tuesdays 31 May 2022 ABC TV and stream NOW on iView.

Lawrence’s haunting new project – THE DAVENPORT SÈANCE

Co-devised by Professor Richard Wiseman & Lawrence Leung

Presented by Lawrence Leung

Brave participants are needed for a séance. Do you believe in the afterlife? Do you dare take a seat in the secret room?

Famed UK psychologist/sceptic Richard Wiseman and TV comedian/paranormal enthusiast Lawrence Leung invite you to be part of a supernatural experiment.

“The Davenport Séance” is a unique, fully immersive 30min experience that takes place in dark Victorian-era room. A handful of (un)lucky souls will go on a haunting journey into 19th century spirit mediumship from Melbourne’s hidden past. A bell will be rung. Lamps will be switched off. The séance will begin…

Seats are limited, so book immediately. TICKETS HERE

Please note: The performance duration is approx. 30mins and there is a strict lock-out/no latecomer policy. Not for the faint-hearted.



  • Tues 29 Jun 2021 7:00pm PREVIEW SHOW (Discounted) SOLD OUT
  • Tues 29 Jun 2021 8:00pm SOLD OUT
  • Wed 30 Jun 2021 8:00pm SOLD OUT
  • Wed 30 Jun 2021 9:00pm EXTRA SHOWSOLD OUT
  • Thur 1 Jul 2021 8:00pm SOLD OUT
  • Thur 1 Jul 2021 9:00pm EXTRA SHOW – SOLD OUT


PROFESSOR RICHARD WISEMAN is a best selling author, psychologist and magician. His books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, he holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, and he is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle. Richard’s psychology-based YouTube videos have attracted over 500 million views, he is a Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he had acted as a creative consultant, including work with Derren Brown, The Twilight Zone and the hit television show, Brain Games.

LAWRENCE LEUNG is an award-winning comedian, screenwriter and mentalist. His 6-part ABC TV series UNBELIEVABLE was a globe-trotting comedy/documentary that dropped Lawrence into so-called paranormal ‘hot-spots’ to examine the edge between self-deception, illusion and the unexplainable. He has spoken about paranormal investigation at science and skeptics’ conferences, lectured on the psychology of magic and made a feature film about con artists (SUCKER, 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Award finalist). His mentalism show VERY STRANGE THINGS (Best Comedy Nominee 2018 Fringe World, Winner of MMF 2017 Director’s Choice Award) was a hit in theatres around Australia. His most recent show CONNECTED, an interactive virtual performance, was part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s digital program and also performed in association with London’s Soho Theatre.

The Davenport Séance is a special immersive event as part of the 2021 Melbourne Magic Festival.

CONNECTED at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Soho Theatre



Friday 30th April 8:30pm (UK Time)


We are thrilled to announce that Lawrence’s special online comedy show is part of this year’s MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL plus additional shows for UK audiences.

LAWRENCE LEUNG : CONNECTED is a live and interactive virtual performance that takes place on two sides of a screen. Lawrence’s and yours.

This unique show created during lockdown is performed live on Zoom with audience members taking part in hilarious mindgames, wicked experiments and… well, we don’t want to spoil it.

It’s only for 4 Friday nights. Limited places.

And you know what, with this virtual comedy show you don’t even have to leave the house, you can watch with your interstate mates, and there’s no queue for the bathroom. BYO drinks though 🙂




9 April 8:30pm UK TIME

NEW 2nd Show NOW ON-SALE – Friday 30th April 8:30pm (UK Time):

NETFLIX: Lawrence plays “Daniel” in New Comedy Series “WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS”

Now appearing on Netflix globally, the new 6-part ABC-produced comedy series is a hilarious and twisted take on being young and (overly) self-aware in the modern day.

WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS follows best friends Mia, Penny and Austin plunder through their early twenties in the hyper-divisive, socio-political hellscape of modern day, leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

Lawrence plays series regular DANIEL, the nonchalant yet long-suffering co-worker to Penny.

Check out the whole series on iView In Australia: CLICK HERE or on Netflix elsewhere.

Starring Wil King, Naomi Higgins, Olivia Junkeer.

CONNECTED – A special online interactive show for this strange time.

A live online show that takes place on two sides of a screen: Lawrence’s and yours. Mentalism & mindgames from comedian Lawrence Leung.

A live interactive online performance where you have the best view of the show – at your house. You are invited to be part of the audience for this mind-bending special event that explores strange connections in this strange new world.

Award-winning comedian and mentalist, Lawrence Leung has been busy during the Melbourne lockdown. While people have been making sourdough, he’s been devising a series of fascinating mind games, impossible stunts and immersive experiments to amuse, twist and blow your mind.

From the comfort of their homes, audience members will be guided through mini-experiences where the idea of “connection” will be explored in fun and increasingly surprising ways. Despite being physically separated, participants will have their thoughts “read” through the screen, random strangers may discover remarkable coincidences and – at least for one night – ordinary lockdown life is made extraordinary.

Are we all connected in unexpected ways?

Tickets are limited for this one-off virtual performance, so book your place now. CLICK HERE

”Mindblowing” TimeOut

“Amazing” Herald Sun

Lawrence Leung is an acclaimed writer/performer, creator of the ABC TV series UNBELIEVABLE and a recipient of the Directors’ Choice Award at the Melbourne Magic Festival.


The live performance will take place online on Halloween night, Saturday Oct 31st. 8pm (AEDT, Melbourne time*). You will have the best seats in the house – in your own home – via Zoom on your laptop or PC. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with instructions and Zoom access details. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.

* International viewers, please convert your timezone carefully. The show is AEDT Melbourne Local time, so check whether the “date” might be the day BEFORE in your region of the globe.

Night of the Nerds @ World Science Festival

UPDATE – Cancelled due to COVID19.

Lawrence will feature alongside a team of scientists, experts and fellow geeks at the World Science Festival Brisbane’s very own – and very nerdy – variety show! Hosted by satirist Mark Humphries, the big night will kick off with a big bang as Dr Karl shares his latest and greatest moments in science, then the stage is set to show off the country’s biggest nerds.


28 Mar 2020, 7pm QPAC, Brisbane (Cancelled)