1. Political Asylum regular gig - Sunday 8 August, The Brunswick Green, Melbourne
2. 2010 ELECTION EXTRAVAGANZA! - Thursday 12 August, Trades Hall, Melbourne
3. 2010 ELECTION TOUR - Tue 17 to Fri 20 August, Canberra

My fellow fans of political pattycake,

It's election season, and that means comedy gold for the crew at Political Asylum. It's a scientific fact that, at this point in the election cycle, political comedians AUTOMATICALLY PROCESS THE DAY'S EVENTS WHILE SLEEPING and wake up in the morning with hilarious topical gags FULLY FORMED IN THEIR MINDS!!!

Let's get to it. Here is your schedule for comedic laughter in the lead up to the August 21 Federal Election: (Canberra readers can skip straight to #3)

1. Regular monthly gig going ahead as per normal. Sunday 8th August, 5:30pm at The Brunswick Green. With new gags from regulars Mat Kenneally, Courteney Hocking, Toby Halligan, Scott Abbott and Ben McKenzie, plus the return of crowd favourite Stella Young and guest hosted by the fantastic Matt Elsbury. Tickets $10/$5 at the door.

2. Melbourne, this is the big one.

Thursday 12 August, 7:30pm at Trades Hall.

We've pulled together all our best comedians with all their best topical material to completely blow the lid off this election, live on the big stage. Not only do we have an amazing lineup of Political Asylum regulars, but check out this guest list: ROD QUANTOCK. DAMIAN CALLINAN. CATHERINE DEVENY. We've never had a show this big before. It's going to be AWESOME.

On top of this, Mathew Kenneally will be launching his new run for federal office during the show. The last time Mat sought the top job was before the previous election in 2007, and he picked up the BEST COMEDY award at Melbourne Fringe for his efforts. Three years on, he's back with a host of new policies that promise to be even more ridiculous than before.

One show only! Don't wait to get your tickets, this event will sell out. BOOK HERE.

3. Canberra, we're coming your way.

Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 August, C Block Theatre, Braddon ACT.

Calling all constituents! Vote with your funny bone and come along to Political Asylum's 2010 Election Special! Two hours of topical gags inspired by Julia's policies and Tony's speedos, delivered by a superb lineup of Australia's best political comedians.

Mathew Kenneally (Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe 2007)
Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain from Fear of a Brown Planet (Best Newcomers, MICF 2008)
Courteney Hocking (Best Political Show, Comedy @ Trades 2008)
Toby Halligan (co-author of the underground hit Journal of a Rudd Staffer)
Jon Brooks (award winning comedian, and drummer with the Guantanamo Bay City Rollers)
Scott Abbot (wisecrack specialist - no relation to Tony, that's he's aware of)

We were going to do a 6 night tour through to August 22, but then the PM got in the way by calling the election! So we'll be in town for 4 NIGHTS ONLY! Tickets are available online now, and we implore you to book early, Canberra! The last time Mathew Kenneally and Toby Halligan came to town we had to turn away literally dozens of people at the door. But don't fret - I have developed a cunning incentive scheme for you:
EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT - Blog subscribers and Facebook fans can use the promotional code ruddroll when you book to get a $5 discount per ticket! Don't wait too long though, this discount works like airline pricing - the more people who book the less you save. The discount will reduce to $4, then $3 and so on as more people book, until it disappears. Does not apply to the Friday night show. Full pricing details are here.


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