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Michelle Brasier: Average Bear


Thursday 25 January from 5pm to 6pm Friday 26 January from 5pm to 6pm


Starting from: $39

An all-singing, all-joking, all-heartbreaking show

Comedy star Michelle Brasier’s all-singing, all-joking, all-heartbreaking show – about her experience living in the shadows of a hereditary illness – has been a rocket to acclaim. It’s received rave reviews and multiple awards at Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals, had sold-out runs in London and the Edinburgh Fringe, plus a Paramount+ comedy special. 

Average Bear tells the story of a family torn apart by grief, teenage fumblings in the dark and a bear with a deathly fear of hibernation. It reminds us that life is too short to waste and too long to take seriously. 

You may recognise Brasier from her work in front of the camera with comedy legends like Aunty Donna, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as HellUtopia and Get Krackin’. She’s also written for Adult Swim’s YOLO: Crystal Fantasy (“one of the weirdest things we will ever air”), ABC’s Why Are You Like This and Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe.

Catch her hilarious, deeply personal, finely tuned – and phenomenally successful – cabaret when it returns to Sydney for two nights only.  

★★★★★ "Nothing jounieh can prepare you for the pure magic of Average Bear." – Sydney Morning Herald



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