As a result of getting fired from his day job in 2008, John turned to comedy full-time and quickly established himself as an in-demand club headliner and event MC. From 2008 – 2010, he was the Australian tour support for Mark Watson, Wayne Brady and Rob Schneider, before making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010.
His show that year, “A Nifty History of Evil” won the Critic’s Choice Award at the Wild West Comedy Festival, established his UK cult following and brought him to the front page of the BBC News website.
In 2013, “The Dark Room” transferred to Underbelly for its Fringe appearances, leading to seaons in London’s 400-seat Udderbelly theatre in 2014 and 2015. It took home an Argus Angel at Brighton Fringe 2014 and Director’s Choice at Bedford Fringe.
In the last few years, he’s toured Europe and Asia extensively and performed corporate shows for the BBC, 7thingsmedia, EB Games Australia, the Australian Web Awards, Game and Rio Tino as well as working in every notable comedy room in Australia.
“NOT TO BE MISSED”
“A cult is born”
“**** a triumph”
Find the magic behind the shroud of burnt toast and tram timetables. Jump down the rabbit hole and drink from the teapot of destiny. Look behind the wizard’s beard and find the real magic. Watch the bright, hilarious Bart Freebairn weave a fancy comedy rug of absurdity, hilarity and the profound.
Coming from well received seasons at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Bart Freebairn will take you on a magic carpet ride into his wonderfully chaotic mind to explore our relationship with the extraordinary and mundane.
“A joy to watch.★★★★”
“ Turns ordinary tales into wonderful adventures. ★★★★”
-The Groggy Squirrel