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The Listies

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The Listies

Loved by audiences and critics alike Rich and Matt, The Listies have had a decade of making kidults laugh all over the globe. Since 2008 they’ve been performing their special brand of finely sculpted stupidity in sell out shows at premier festivals & presenters like Sydney Opera House, STC, Commonwealth Games, Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne Festivals and the Vic Arts Centre through to small regional halls, outdoor stages and spiegeltents. The Listies are a company with a proven commitment to touring (the Listies regularly tour 7-8 months of the year domestically and overseas) they pride themselves on delivering original, authentic, joyful and extremely contemporary theatre entertainment to any bum on any seat.

Formed in 2008 by professional idiots Rich Higgins and Matt Kelly, they are now on of the most sought after live comedy acts for kidults (Kids and their adults) in Australia. To date, they have written eight award-winning & critically acclaimed live shows, recorded three audio CDs, and published two books - all of which have been making audiences laugh all over the world. Their first show ‘More fun than a Wii!’  was the first and only kids show ever to be nominated for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival best show award (the Barry) and since then they have won multiple awards and nominations, including the 2013 Sydney Critics Award For Best Children's Production.

In 2017 alone they performed over 110 shows to tens of thousands of people - taking in sold out seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe and Book Festivals, London’s SOHO Theatre, The Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival.  They were commissioned by the prestigious Sydney Theatre Company write and perform a new work for families: The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of SKIDMARK (an adaptation of an little known work by much a overlooked playwright).  This show saw the company receive their third nomination for Best Production for Children from The Sydney Theatre Critics Awards and it played to sold out houses, made kids shriek with laughter and will go on to tour nationally in 2018.

 As well as their live performances, they have produced three sketch comedy albums (Go Bananas, Drive U Crazy and Lollaby), made TV appearances on Studio 3, Kids WB, written sketches for ABC 3’s “You’re Skitting Me” and had two books published by Penguin Australia: Ickypedia (2015) and Ickyfoodia (2017).

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