STEPH TISDELL & FRIENDS, 'Black Out'
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One of the brightest stars to explode on the Australian comedy scene in recent years, Steph Tisdell is bringing the brightest up and coming Indigenous Comedians in Queensland to the Sunshine Coast for her award winning show, Black Out. With warmth and wit which has won her rave reviews the world over, don’t miss Steph and friends at the deadliest show this year!
A luminescent presence on stage, her warmth and wit has been a hit with audiences. Her award-winning solo shows sell out around the country and she’s frequently booked to play the biggest gigs on the most prestigious stages where she holds her own alongside the world’s best. As a result, she is fast becoming a ubiquitous presence on mainstream television being a regular guest on 'The Project' and 'Hughesy We Have A Problem'. An earlier interest in politics saw her first enrolling in law, and this sense of social justice matched with her formidable intelligence enables her to deliver social insights that challenge cultural stereotypes in a way that is hilarious, relatable and importantly, as a proud Indigenous woman, powerful.
Authentic, ebullient and endearing, she’s changing the world while taking the piss all at the same time.
Her natural warmth and wit has been a hit with audiences and critics alike ever since she won the 2014 Deadly Funny National Grand Final. Her award-winning shows always sell out and she’s a regular on mainstream television shows such as 'Hughesy We Have A Problem' and 'The Project'.
She’s performed stand-up on Channel 10’s 'Stand Up for Christchurch Benefit'; ABC TV’s 'Tonightly with Tom Ballard' and 'Comedy Up Late', and on radio she’s performed for Triple J and is a regular on ABC radio guest programs. She co-hosted Triple J Breakfast for NAIDOC week 2019 with David Woodhead and has just wrapped filming her supporting role in her first feature film “Love You Like That”. Her 2019 spot on ABC TV’s Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala went viral and the following year she was invited to host the Gala, one of the festival’s highest status gigs.
As a proud Indigenous woman, Steph was also a part of the 'Aboriginal Comedy All Stars' line-up, who sold out during their festival run at Edinburgh Fringe, before heading to London’s Soho Theatre. Major daily newspaper The Scotsman described her set as being “a phenomenal 20 minutes” and said “Steph Tisdell is a glorious powerhouse of First Nations Funny”.
An interest in politics and advocacy saw Steph first enrolling in law and this formidable intelligence and sense of social justice now permeates her material. As a Ydinji woman she loves to share her experiences and what her culture means to her, and hopes that her visibility will empower other Aboriginal artists to come forward and to showcase why they’re the funniest race in the world.
Steph’s material also covers the spectrum of life as a twenty-something: dating, body issues, mental health. She revels in oddball observations (have you ever considered what animals would look like with eyebrows?) and ribald remarks. Authentic, relatable, hilarious with a wit as sparkly as the mischievous glint in her eyes, Steph Tisdell is a joy to watch.
PRAISE FOR STEPH
“An impressive grip of complicated material…Tisdell will become one of those must-book favourites in years to come ★★★★”
“warmly funny, immediately relatable, fast on her feet and generous with her audience ★★★★”
— TIME OUT
“carefully balances the hard truths Indigenous Australians face with tongue-in-cheek jokes and hilarious quips…hilarious and informative ★★★★ ½”
— ADELAIDE NOW
“Riotous, audacious and incredibly smart…Tisdell’s message of empathy over apathy is one that we all need to hear ★★★★ ”
— ARTS HUB
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