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Brunswick: Stand Up for ChilOut
29 November 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Luke McGregor and Tripod join comedians standing up for children in detention centres
Stand Up for ChilOut is a night of laughs
at Brunswick’s Howler Bar
7:00pm, Sun 29th November, 2015
The lineup already includes Tripod, Anne Edmonds, Greg Fleet, Josh Earl, Dave O’Neil, Tom Gleeson, Geraldine Hickey, Lawrence Mooney, Luke McGregor, Denise Scott, Cal Wilson and Harley Breen.
If that’s not enough talent, more special guests are expected to be announced closer to the date.
Proceeds will go to ChilOut, a community organisation that acts on behalf of the almost 200 children presently in detention in Australia and on Nauru.
The plight of children being held in detention centres after seeking asylum in Australia probably ranks as one of the least funny topics in the country, but a small not-for-profit organisation has assembled some of our top comics to raise money for their welfare.
“A funny fundraiser for an unfunny cause.”
Some of the biggest names in Australian comedy are coming together in Melbourne for a one-off benefit gig in support of a worthy cause. Tripod, Anne Edmonds, Cal Wilson and Lawrence Mooney are just a few of the comedians who’ll front the stage at Howler in Brunswick on the evening of Sunday November 29, with proceeds going to the aid of asylum seeker children currently being held in detention.
Described by event organisers as “a funny fundraiser for an unfunny cause,” the show is being facilitated by charity group ChilOut, an organisation dedicated to the protection of minors detained in Australian immigration facilities. In addition to those already mentioned, the comic lineup will include Greg Fleet, Josh Earl, Dave O’Neil, Dave Thornton, Tom Gleeson, Geraldine Hickey, Luke McGregor, Denise Scott and Harley Breen, plus a number of other guests who have yet to be announced. Tickets to the gig come to $43.50 per person, including booking fee.
“ChilOut is a small, community organisation running on the smell of an oily rag but doing heaps through education, advocacy and lobbying to raise public awareness of the plight of asylum-seeking children held in immigration detention facilities by the Australian Government,” said a statement that accompanied the gig’s announcement. “ChilOut is not-for-profit and relies on generous donations to act on behalf of the almost 200 children currently imprisoned in environments that undermine and threaten their mental and physical safety and well-being every day that they’re there. Nobody wants to see these children go through this. Please come along and help us help them.”