14th July


Cassie Workman

Feature


Cassie Workman
Cassie Workman

Cassie Workman is probably the most experienced newcomer to comedy in the country, owing to the fact that she previously performed under another name. She has recently returned to the stage after beginning her transition, and is already making waves.

As Michael, she entered the public eye after winning Triple J’s “Raw Comedy” national open mic competition in 2009, and was invited to perform in the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s “Comedy Zone” showcase for emerging talents the following year.

Since then, she has collected awards and nominations at every festival she performed at. She’s won the ‘Best Comedy’ in the Adelaide Fringe, the ‘Director’s Choice’ at the Sydney Comedy Festival, won the ‘Best New Comer’ award and was nominated for the Barry Award in the MCIF.

Since the beginning of 2017 Cassie has focussed on writing for TV, on “John Conway Tonight” (ABC2) and as head writer on the (as yet) unreleased “Aaron Chen Tonight” for ABC2.

Earlier in 2017, she came out as transgender, and began transitioning. After a brief absence from the stage she is now back and kicking ass.

Cassie Workman is known for her heartfelt and emotive storytelling, her incisive wit, and brutal deconstructions of the status quo. There is no other voice like hers in comedy today.


Amanda Gray

MC


Amanda Gray
Amanda Gray

Hailed as a “super-bitch with brilliant comedic timings and killer jokes,” Amanda Gray is an outrageous standup comedian who knows no limits. She’s one of those artists who never fail to surprise you with their audacity and wit, regardless of how many times you’ve watched them perform. When Amanda Gray comes to the stage, you better hold your belly and duck for cover, because she’s going to go on a rampage with her rapid fire, relentless punch lines. Stand her up in a dimly lit pubs bursting with boozed up audience, and things could explode!