Crystal’s Team Pick: DeAnne Smith’s Australian Tour

Good news, Australia. Over the next three months you’re going to have multiple opportunities to experience the wit and charm of DeAnne Smith in person.

DeAnne is taking her act, “About Freakin’ Time,” to the Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals. For 50 minutes, DeAnne vows to dissect that pesky fourth dimension, broaching time travel, God, vengeful dolphins, and more. Plus deliver at least 450 seconds of bonus unscripted hilarity!

She’ll also be traveling around the country as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival roadshow.

Here’s what the critics are saying.

Smart. Accessible. Engaging. A winning combination.” – The Age

Witty, sideswipe punchlines. This gal’s ready for the big leagues.” – Time Out Sydney

“I’m quite good at comedy.” – DeAnne Smith


The Melbourne International Comedy Festival
31 March – 24 April
Info and tickets >


Sydney Comedy Festival
4 – 7* May
More info  >
Buy tickets >

* On Saturday May 7 a group of Autostraddlers will be attending DeAnne’s Sydney show and you should come too! Order your ticket/s online and then get in touch so that we can coordinate our plaid. crystal at autostraddle dot com

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

According to the Roadshow website, a bunch of the Festival’s finest Australian and international comedians are going to cram healthy egos into tiny suitcases and hit the highways of our mighty continent.

DeAnne will be performing on the dates below. Google or check your local paper for the full line up and event details.

April 28- Bayswater
April 29- Ringwood
April 30- Pakenham
May 1- Frankston
May 11- Morwell
May 12- Warburton
May 13, 14- Sale
May 17- Kununurra
May 20- Noosa
May 21- Nambour
May 22- Redcliffe
May 24, 25, 26- Cairns
May 27- Atherton
May 28- Innesfail
May 29- Gladstone
May 31- Gold Coast
June 3- Ballina
June 4- Yamba

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  1. Australia has some pretty cool city names. To all who are going I hope you all have the funniest / best time ever!!

  2. Assuming I haven’t been irradiated in Japan and turned into Godzilla, I’ll be there in Sydney on the 7th! Which means YOU SHOULD TOO.

  3. I was gonna go to Cairns just because its way closer, but I’m thinking a trip to Sydney is in order?

  4. I got to see her at Feast Festival in Adelaide last year and then saw her again during the Fringe…. I touched her…. that sounds creepy…..
    We saw the lovely as always DeAnne Smith and then got a good dose of laughs from the hil-fucking-arious Hannah Gadsby. It was an amaaaaazing evening!!

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