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Blak and Bright

Event Date: 19 March 2022
Author / Presenters: Kasey Johnson, Tommy Pemberton, Ben Moodie, Kimmie Lovegrove

Gammon is the Aboriginal slang word for ‘joking, kidding’. This is Blak comedy at its blakest. MC Kimmy Lovegrove curated this deadly funny line-up including Aunty Denise McGuinness, Ben Moodie, Kasey Johnson, and Tommy Pemberton. Booking Essential.

Full Admission: $20

Concession / Mob Admission: $15

7.00pm—8.00pm @ Comedy Republic


Kasey Johnson is a proud Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara and Wiradjuri woman. She was a Deadly Finalist in 2019 and 2021.

Tommy Pemberton is a proud Worimi – Biripi man. Tommy competed in the Deadly Funny Victorian heat in 2021 and is on a path of pure comedic gold.

Ben Moodie is a proud Gamillaroi man from NSW. Ben has worked in Aboriginal Community based roles over the past 20+ years. Apart from trying to be an epic Dad and husband. Ben makes Artworks and Artifacts, plays and teaches Yidaki, and for a day job, he runs Aboriginal Cultural Awareness/capacity building sessions. Ben has seen, enjoyed and experienced firsthand the use of humour in Aboriginal spaces and see the healing it can bring. Ben states, “I am turning years’ worth of racism and trauma into comedy gold”. Ben is the State winner of the first Deadly Funny National Grand Finals in 2021!

Kimmie Lovegrove is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman who has been doing comedy since 2014. She has was a Deadly Funny finalist in 2017 and 2018. Since then she has been producing comedy shows that highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians in Victoria. She was a special guest on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival roadshow in 2021.

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