CANADIAN: Jasmine Fairbairn will be performing stand up comedy at the Kingaroy comedy night for drought relief on Saturday November 3.
CANADIAN: Jasmine Fairbairn will be performing stand up comedy at the Kingaroy comedy night for drought relief on Saturday November 3. contributed

Comedy under the stars for the farmers

DROUGHT affected primary producers will be able to take a night off for a good laugh.

Brisbane based comedians will be banding together for a night of entertainment in support of drought relief in Kingaroy on Saturday November 3, from 7pm.

The five emerging comedians, Jasmine Fairbairn, Clayton Storey, Nicchia Schutt, Andrew Dawson and Lauren Randall will be joining with South Burnett band RiSA in Kingaroy to raise funds for drought relief.

With acts from an aspiring actor, a Canadian, a safety officer, a Tasmanian and a librarian, there is sure to be something for everyone in the diverse group of comedians.

The comedians may be city slickers, but at the end of the day, they are helping the South Burnett farmers the only way they know how, embarrassing themselves for the joy of others.

Canadian Ms Fairbairn began her comedy career shortly after moving to Australia, is a regular on ABC radio and runs the Brisbane Powerhouse's Knockoff Comedy event.

COMEDY: Andrew Dawson will perform a comedy act at the Kingaroy comedy night for drought relief on Saturday November 3.
COMEDY: Andrew Dawson will perform a comedy act at the Kingaroy comedy night for drought relief on Saturday November 3. contributed

Mr Dawson began his career providing warm ups for live television broadcasts such as The Voice and Fox Footy, and performed his debut show about life lessons in August this year.

It includes stories from growing up in Tasmania, the time he was one of the stars of a Highway Patrol episode and the pitfalls of trying to bribe Israeli soldiers to cross a border.

Born and bred country girl Ms Schutt still knows how to muster sheep, hates flies, and is a safety officer by day and comedian by night.

Ms Schutt has performed stand up in venues across Brisbane, Perth and the Gold Coast, and recently performed Neighbourhood watching with fellow comedian Beck Buckingham at Bris Funny fest.

Mr Storey was an aspiring actor who found a new obsession in stand up comedy, where he found he could draw upon his rather ridiculous life experiences for the entertainment of others.

Clayton however has recently revisited acting, and has collaborated with Ms Fairbairn to co-write and perform the stage play undertow at Metro Arts in September.

LAUGH: Librarian Lauren Randall will share the funny side of Gen Y at the Kingaroy comedy night for drought relief on Saturday November 3.
LAUGH: Librarian Lauren Randall will share the funny side of Gen Y at the Kingaroy comedy night for drought relief on Saturday November 3. contributed

Single 20-something librarian Miss Randall has performed stand-ups across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

She proudly encapsulates everything wrong with Gen Y and guarantees she will make you laugh.

The event is supported by AGL, Graham House Community Centre, Kingaroy Red Ants, and all proceeds will go to Graham House to support South Burnett primary producers.

The event is 18 plus, with tickets $40 per person, which includes a steak burger.

The comedy night will be held at the Red Ants, T.J. O'Neill Oval on the Bunya Highway, Kingaroy.

For more information visit the 'Drought Relief: Locals Supporting Locals Fundraiser' Facebook event.

South Burnett


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