Come along for a wonderful night of laughs and merriment. Tickets are $40 per ticket which includes entertainment and canapes. Drinks will be available at bar prices. You can book through either Facebook or Eventbrite on the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/517496495440937/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/comedy-for-a-cause-tickets-59809625199

We hope to see you at the event.

This very special Mazenod College event will be raising valuable awareness and funds for Rosie’s Oblate Youth Mission which is a not-for-profit organisation that provides friendship to society’s most vulnerable. Rosies has had a physical presence on Flinders Street since 1990.

Rosies has a ministry of being “Friends On The Street.” Each Wednesday and Friday night a team of up to twelve 18-30 year old volunteers operate a coffee van offering friendship and hospitality through the simple gesture of a free hot or cold drink.

Rosies volunteers are not social workers and we are not an accommodation agency. We provide a comfortable and safe environment on Flinders Street, in which to belong, especially for those who appear to be homeless or lonely. Rosies is open to all who seek a friendly community.

Rosies volunteers develop friendships by having a listening ear. One of the many frustrations for the homeless is not only finding food and shelter, but also finding someone to listen to their story and to be their “Friend On The Street”.

More info here: https://www.rosiesvic.oblates.com.au/

 

We are excited to announce our entertainment for the evening;

Dilruk Jayasinha – Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk Jayasinha relocated to Melbourne to attend university. Having completed a degree in accounting, he started working for one of the “Big Four.” However, after performing at an open mic night in 2010, that all changed…

Dilruk has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally, and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his show The Art of the Dil. He also appeared at the Sydney Opera House that year as part of the Just for Laughs Festival and even London’s West End.

Dilruk has recorded an hour-long stand up special for the ABC and is a regular on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and The Project. He was also a regular on the third season of ABC TV’s award-winning Utopia, and team captain on quiz show CRAM also for Network Ten.

These break out TV appearances resulted in Dirukl receiving one of the highest accolades in Australian entertainment – the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the 2018 Logies.

Lindsay Webb – Lindsay Webb is an Australian comedian who, in addition to headlining at major clubs and events all over the world. He held the Guinness Book of World Records title for the world’s longest ever stand-up gig by a solo artist, performing for 38 hours and 6 minutes!

After a successful radio career, Lindsay’s been performing stand-up comedy since 1998, including major comedy festivals such as Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe. He’s also supported many of the world’s top comedy stars on tour, including Jim Jeffries, Wayne Brady, Stephen K. Amos, Brad Garrett, Wil Anderson, and Tom Green.

Gerard McCulloch – Mazenod old-boy (1991), Gerard is the head writer for the ABC’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, having previously written for The Project, Dirty Laundry Live, Rove and more. Onstage, he’s earned a Best Newcomer and a Barry Award nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Comedy Award, and had a sellout show in Edinburgh; offstage, he has a degree in Arabic. Be alert, not alarmed.

Troy & Zara – Troy & Zara have a combined 10,000 appearances on stage, radio and screen. As Directors of Humour Australia (t/a Great Talk), they have had successful careers in stand up, headlining and supporting names like Rove, Hamish & Andy & Rich Hall ( from the Simpsons) as well as appearances on Rove Live, Telethon and Good News Week. They were creators of Australia’s first stand up comedy school, Stand Up for Yourself (1999-) which was also the subject of a TV pilot.

They spent five years hosting award-winning breakfast radio shows in Qld, Perth and nationally and now work almost exclusively in the corporate market.

HOMEGROWN TALENT: Along with Gerard McCulloch, we are excited to be welcoming more of our past performing arts stars back to the stage at Mazenod College. We look forward to unveiling these performers on the night!

 

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