Dane Simpson

Dane spins yarns about family and friends from his hometown in outback NSW, claiming they are a bunch of characters always up to something funny. He starred in the sold out standup comedy show Aborigi-LOL at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018.

Comedy Club

The end of another decade... what with political turmoil, climate change, fidget spinners or some kind of bucket challenge, there’s been plenty of tragic material for comedians. Let the tears from the era keep rolling... along with the laughs.

Fri, Dec 27 9:00PM Luna
Sat, Dec 28 7:30PM Luna
Mon, Dec 30 7:30PM Luna
Wed, Jan 01 9:30PM Luna


Dane’s super-clever Mum loves bucking the system. His hilarious Dad puns like it’s an Olympic event. After sold-out shows around the country, Wagga’s favourite son is back in his first solo show to answer the question: where does his comedy come from? He’s a long-distance punner.

Sun, Dec 29 10:20PM Parlour

Great Comedy Debate: That Democracy Works

S Sorrensen, Fiona Scott Norman, Tripod’s Gatesy, Dane Simpson, Rod Quantock and John Thompson are hosted by Professor Ian Lowe to debate the current state of democracy, which HL Mencken described as ‘the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage’ and by Ronald Reagan as ‘worth dying for’.

Mon, Dec 30 6:00PM Luna