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Club Undercover

DIDG and Goddess Naavikaran

Welcome to Club Undercover, where we fuse underground club culture, an accessible dance party and a culturally rich atmosphere onto one open dance floor! 

Join Cairns-based Deaf Indigenous Dance Group (DIDG) as they take centre stage, celebrating and sharing Deaf Indigenous culture and dance. Fresh from Laura Quinkan Indigenous Dance Festival, Sydney Deaf Festival and Brisbane Deaf Festival, DIDG promises an unmissable 30-minute dance extravaganza. There’s even an opportunity to get up on stage and learn shake-a-leg alongside the dancers! 

But that’s not all! Brace yourself for a journey from DIDG to disco as the dazzling, Goddess Naavikaran takes control of the decks. Get carried away on a wave of rhythm during her one-hour DJ set. Goddess Naavikaran is here to deliver the ultimate party experience, curating a vibrant setlist, including music from First Nations, People of Colour (PoC), and disabled artists.  

Grab your dancing shoes, dress to impress and don your most comfortable glam attire because this night promises to be an unforgettable celebration of music and dance! 

DIDG are joining us in Brisbane with the support of Cairns Regional Council. 

Warnings

15+ DJ set may contain coarse language and adult themes.  

Volume will be monitored and controlled to minimise excessive or overstimulating levels. 

Date and TIME

Friday, 22 September 2023
7:30pm

Duration

1.5 hours

Accessibility

Auslan Interpreted Icon   Auslan interpreted

wheelchair accessible icon    Wheelchair accessible

Audio Description icon  Audio description

Closed Captions  Live captioning

PRICE

$25 Adult
$20 Community/Concession

Companion Cards Accepted

Location

Bille Brown Theatre
Queensland Theatre
78 Montague Rd
South Brisbane QLD 4101 

Undercover Artist Festival is hosted at Queensland Theatre, find out more about purchasing tickets here and venue access here.
 

Community/Concession tickets are available for people with disability, First Nations patrons, seniors, and concession card holders. Companion Card holders can access a free ticket.

MC: Madeleine Stewart

Headliner: Sam Kissajukian

Support: Jamal Abdul

Support: Steady Eddy

Support: Alexandra Hudson

 

     

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.

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