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Comedians’ guide to the best laughs in Australia

Larrikin (noun):

A high-spirited person who playfully rebels against authority and conventional norms.

Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Steph Tisdell and Sean Choolburra, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders, Steph Tisdell and Sean Choolburra, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Natural Beauty Symbol 1 created by Rachael Sarra, inspired by her Goreng Goreng heritage

We do have a mandate; it’s about bringing people together. There’s nothing better than sharing the freshest new comedy in Australia from the oldest culture in the world.

Kevin Kropinyeri, Comedian, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Andy Saunders, Sean Choolburra and Kevin Kropinyeri filming the Matesong music video, Sydney, NSW © Tourism Australia

Andy Saunders, left, with fellow comedians Sean Choolburra and Kevin Kropinyeri filming the Matesong music video in Sydney, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Laughs a minute

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals in the world, and runs for three and a half weeks each year in March and April.

Kevin Kropinyeri © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Kevin Kropinyeri © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Steph Tisdell © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Steph Tisdell © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars 

Wildlife Symbol 2 created by Rachael Sarra, inspired by her Goreng Goreng heritage

We’re absolutely about storytelling and championing a voice that doesn’t always get championed. We’re making a noise for people who haven’t necessarily been heard or listened to in the past.

Steph Tisdell, Comedian, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Sean Choolburra © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Sean Choolburra © Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

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