Truth, Justice and the Redfern Way: RLC's comedy FUN–raiser is back!

RLC's massive comedy fundraiser returns for its third big year at Giant Dwarf! BOOK NOW!

Join us for a huge night of laughs at Giant Dwarf Theatre on Thursday 5 March, when a fabulously diverse comedy line up stands up for social justice! 

All funds raised will help Redfern Legal Centre maintain free legal services to support people in crisis.

Performers include:

  • Concetta Caristo (MC)
  • Matt Okine
  • Nikki Britton
  • Benny Eggmolesse 
  • Radha La Bia (Shahmen Suku)
  • Michael Hing 
  • Bec Melrose 
  • AJ Lamarque
  • Brendan Hancock

Support RLC and #KeepJusticeFree

Thursday 5 March, 2020
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Giant Dwarf Theatre
199 Cleveland Street, Redfern

Courtyard bar opens at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!

Book here 

Meet our performers

CONCETTA CARISTO (MC) is a feisty Italian woman who combines improv and stand-up to hilarious effect. You’ve seen her on PedestrianTV, JUNKEE, ABC’s Fresh Blood and heard her on 2RRR, The Thinker Girls and as host of FBi’s 'Shits & Gigs' segment. Concetta's powerful one-woman play, 'Loose' played to sold-out crowds and critical acclaim at the 2019 Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival. Now she's taking to the stage for RLC!

MATT OKINE is one of Australia’s favourite comedians, with over 15 years of appearances on TV, film and stage. Okine has won many awards including the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release, The Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Director’s Choice Award, and Best Newcomer Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. A former Triple J Breakfast host, he went on to produce the critically acclaimed TV adaption of his stand up show, The Other Guy on STAN. He's also appeared on SBS’s Legally Brown, Ch 7’s Orange Is The New Brown and Ch 9’s Doctor Doctor and many other film and TV productions. Matt’s debut novel, Being Black N Chicken & Chips has just been published, and he is currently working on a film adaptation.

NIKKI BRITTON exploded onto the comedy scene in 2011 with her warm, lightning-paced style, that has seen tour nationally and internationally for the last 6 years, including with The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, as well as performing at LA’s Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Nikki has also featured on many Australian TV productions including ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Matt Okine’s The Other Guy and Network 10's The Project.

BENNY EGGMOLESSE is an Aboriginal Sydney & Canberra-based comedian, 'raised in Mount Isa and tanned in Townsville', and runner-up in the 2016 Deadly Funny National Finals. Benny’s cultural heritage is at the core of his stand-up and his unique ability to address the Aboriginal elephant in Australia’s historical living room is why he is quickly becoming one of Australia’s rising Aboriginal comedians.

SHAHMEN SUKU  is a performance artist based in Sydney. Growing up in a modern matriarchal Indian family in Singapore, Suku processes his feelings of displacement from home as Radha La Bia, the Diva from India, who entered the country by dubious means. Radha has presented works for Liveworks at Performance Space, Liquid Architecture and Cement Fondu, and appears on ABC TV’s 'The Set' as a recurring host in the kitchen.  

BEC MELROSE is a writer and comedian who mixes stand-up, storytelling, improvised comedy and sketch.  Winner of RAW Comedy (2018), Bec has written for Tonightly with Tom Ballard and has appeared at Comedy Bites, Story Club, Triple J’s Good Az Friday, Nova’s Hits & Giggles and Comedy Up Late.  Selected for Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and a finalist at Edinburgh Fringe, Bec also performs regularly with her best friends as the improv group, Snake Pit and hosts the popular comedy podcast, 'Get Over It' with John Robles.

AJ LAMARQUE is a Sydney-based comedian, podcaster, and producer whose natural charm and charisma has made a well-known performer in the LGBTIQ+ community. AJ performs regularly at events including Kweens of ComedyQueerstories, The Comedy Lounge, Bondi Feast Festival, Sydney Fringe and Comedy Festivals, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival plus much more. He was also a finalist in the Young Achiever category of the 2019 Honour Awards.

BRENDAN HANCOCK is a comedian and improviser. One-half of Sydney’s Two Queers Walk Into A Bar, Brendan has made a name for himself telling stories (mainly unsubstantiated gossip) around Sydney and on the old radio telephone at 2ser and FBi radio. Brendan will be debuting his solo show ‘Horsing Around’ at this years' Sydney Comedy Festival.

MICHAEL HING is a comedian, actor and terrible party guest. He has performed to sold-out audiences at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival & Sydney Fringe. His political comedy features often on SBS Viceland’s The Feed, and he’s a regular on Triple j.