Madeleine Stewart – MC (she/her)
Madeleine is an award-winning comedian. She’s performed with Adam Hills, Rove McManus and Andrew Denton and is a co-writer of viral sketch ‘NDIS Fails’ with ABC’s Tonightly. Showcasing her ground-breaking exploration of disability and social norms, she’s performed at the Sydney Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Sam Kissajukian – Headliner (he/him)
Sam has been working professionally as a stand-up comedian for 10 years. He’s toured globally in the USA, UK, Europe and around Australia. His comedy focuses around art, mental health and its ties to creativity. He recently put together a show detailing his journey into art during a 4-month manic episode resulting in a diagnosis of Bipolar. The show “300 Paintings in Lockdown” won “Best Comedy” and “Directors Choice Award” at the Sydney Fringe Festival 2022. This show was also nominated for 5 awards: Best Spoken Word, Hollywood Fringe Touring Award, NZ Fringe Touring Award, Melbourne Fringe Touring Award and Meraki Remount Award.
Jamal Abdul (he/him)
Jamal was the winner of the Stand Up and Be Counted Comedy Competition in 2017 and RAW Comedy State Finalist in 2018. He has since gone on to perform as a part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has received great reviews.
Christopher Widdows (Steady Eddy)
A multi-award-winning comedian with a sharp wit, Steady Eddy rose to fame in the 90s and quickly became a household name, appearing on prime-time TV shows such as The Midday Show and Tonight Live with Steve Vizard. Steady Eddy was one of the first disabled performers with cerebral palsy to be featured prominently in Australian mainstream media. These days, he’s still on the comedy circuit and performs as one half of the Jingo Brothers, a hilarious musical comedy duo featuring Steady Eddy and Jolly Jingo, their side-splitting humour and Jolly’s original songs.
Alexandra Hudson (she/her)
Alexandra Hudson made her comedy debut in July 2020 at Neurological Misfires in Lismore and Comedy Commune in Lennox Head. Alexandra shares entertaining little musings about her experiences as a disabled woman and her observations about the mostly foreign non-disabled world she lives in. Alexandra took out first place in Seven Mile Brewing Co’s The Happiest Hour Open Mic Comedy Comp October, 2020 and Hot Mess improv competition, June 2021. Alexandra regularly performs in venues across Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Northern Rivers.
Please note: comedian line-up may be subject to change without prior notice.