The laughs continue with more of Australia’s funniest people as fully sick host Tahir returns to emcee a hilarious lineup featuring comedy legends the Umbilical Brothers and Akmal, multi-talented performer and writer Becky Lucas, and breakout podcast star Demi Lardner.
Since 1991 the Umbilical Brothers have delighted fans around the world, twisting theatrical rules and everyday situations into comedy triumph. “Australia’s hottest export since Vegemite” (Time Out New York) have traveled the entire comedy spectrum with their shows Don't Explain, Speedmouse and Heaven by Storm, performed for the Queen, appeared alongside Robin Williams, and launched the successful kids TV series The Upside Down Show.
Rove McManus started his entertainment career as a stand up comedian and has gone on to become Australia’s most successful talk show host and one of its biggest producers of entertainment television. His television talk show Rove Live made him a three-time recipient of Australia’s most prestigious television award, the Gold Logie, for Most Popular Personality.
Akmal’s career has spanned movies, sketch comedy, stand-up, TV and writing, where his Arab heritage steers his comedy to issues of religion, honesty, and hysterical looks at modern day life. Over a varied career, he has appeared on Rove, The Glasshouse and Thank God You're Here, and performed at prestigious comedy festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne, Vancouver, Montreal, Edinburgh and beyond.
Becky Lucas has performed her solo show at the Sydney Opera House, made her US TV debut on Conan and performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Montreal Festival. Since exploding onto the comedy scene Becky has made numerous festival and TV appearances across the ABC, Network 10, the Seven Network and Comedy Central, on Stan’s Lockdown Comedy Festival and Amazon’s Last One Laughing with Rebel Wilson. She has written for Stan’s The Other Guy and co-created ABC’s Be Your Own Boss.
Demi Lardner is a South Australian comedian who once described herself as a "Horrid Little Troll In Boy-Skin." A RAW comedy, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival award winner, she has performed in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and made her television debut with The Comedy Channel's Open Slather. Demi hosts the podcast bigsoftitty.png with comedian Tom Walker, and is a regular guest on the wildly successful Aunty Donna Podcast.
Tahir is perhaps best loved for his breakout role as Habib on legendary sitcom Fat Pizza. He has also appeared on Housos, Swift and Swift Couriers, Rove Live and countless other shows, and was the creator of the Logie-nominated Here Come the Habibs.
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