Deadly Darwin Comedy is leading the nation in providing opportunities and developing the skills of Aboriginal comedians. Deadly Darwin Comedy believes that we are changing the narrative about how people think about modern Aboriginal society. We are breaking down the stereotypes and views surrounding Aboriginal people and introducing society to a new and exciting concept of what it means to be Aboriginal today.
Deadly Darwin is successful and creating a forum where emerging Aboriginal comedian can perform, discuss and challenge societal expectations and create a positive dialogue to promote understanding, reconciliation and empowerment of Aboriginal performers.
Comedy offers the chance to connect with the community in a new way and for comedy to lead to healing.
Now in 2021, Deadly Darwin are ready to put on an amazing night of local indigenous comedy. The artists will include Normie Grogan, Richard Fejo, Paul Seden, Aunty June Mills, Desmo Lewis, James Parfitt, Richie Harrison, Emily Ford, John Rawnsley and Maxy Browne forming a star studded line up.
You are about to witness the strength of Darwin street comedy……
Deadly Darwin Comedy was created in 2018 to showcase the comic talents of local Aboriginal comedians, dead keen to launch humour into their communities. In May 2018, Micah Kickett, Richard Fejo and Normie Grogan banded together as Deadly Darwin and held its inaugural event at Browns’ Mart and it was a huge success, and the group has only gone from strength to strength since then.
Co-founder and comedian Richard Fejo says Deadly Darwin Comedy offers the chance to connect with the community in a new way and for comedy to lead to healing.
“I spoke to the Deadly Darwin crew about growing our group because we realised we were injecting healing through laughter, and recognised our need to grow. We thought if we could grow black comedy, we could heal ourselves our way, so I developed Black Spot Comedy as an open mic show to encourage membership to Deadly Darwin.
We were thrilled after running three shows that we’ve grown from three to ten new members. We’ve been supported by June Mills and Darwin Comedians, and have been doing regular performances, including Ebony and Ivory. This mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous comedians was a great success with two sold out shows…”
Brown's Mart Theatre
Ticket price $15.00 - $20.00
Restrictions18 and over Contains adult themes Contains strong language Makes reference to racism/jokes about race/stereotyping
- Wheelchair friendly
- Open accessible toilet
- Uni-sex toilets available