Proud to be working on this great show for #MelbourneFringe! Make sure to come along!


Returning to the Melbourne Fringe Festival this year, Darkness and Light is a show for those who like their comedy a little on the real side.  Darkness and Light will run at The Tuxedo Cat from September 18 to 24 at 7pm each night, 6pm on Sundays.

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Darkness and Light brings together a fusion of funny people using a combination of stand-up, and stunning storytelling, to uncover the comedy gold that lurks beneath some of their darkest days. This is not about making light of a serious issue, it’s to demonstrate how darkness and light can co-exist in our lives and we can persevere.

Anyone who’s ever experienced bullying, mental illness, racism, coming out, grief, chronic illness, substance misuse, a broken heart, or just a really bad day will find they’re not the only ones, as some of the Fringe Festival’s top comics (and some very special international guests) share their very personal postcards from the edge.

Often confronting, but always funny, the Darkness and Light line-up changes every night, and features a stellar selection of comics, including:

Dave Thornton, Luke McGregor, Girls Uninterrupted, Ben Lomas, Laura Davis and Cat Commandr, and also our regular D & L story-joke masters Richard McKenzie, Bart Freebairn, Lori Bell, Nath Valvo, Simon Taylor, Morven Smith, Geraldine Hickey, Bryan Lynagh, Cy Fahey, Charles Barrington, and more!

Bart Freebairn

Bart Freebairn

*Check Melbourne Fringe website for nightly line-up.

We invite you step into the dark side, and see the light!

“Four stars!” The Herald Sun

“An incredible show and a great concept; each night different comedians get up and tell their true stories of when things maybe weren’t going so great for them. It results in some powerful storytelling and deeply touching moments, but also a chance to laugh at life’s twists and turns. Seeing this show was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend checking it out. Four stars.” The Funny Tonne

“Darkness and Light was an important and deeply satisfying evening. I came away feeling uplifted. I strongly suggest people go and support this show. It needs to be performed again and again: opening people’s minds, opening people’s hearts.” Glass Wings

The maginificent Richard McKenzie. Have you heard his stuff about his Dad? You should.

The maginificent Richard McKenzie. Have you heard his stuff about his Dad? You should.


Venue: Tuxedo Cat, 277 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Dates: 18-24 September 4, 13 Times: 7pm, Sundays 6pm

Tickets: Full $24, Concession $18, Group (4 or more) $18

Bookings: and at the door

Opening Night Melbourne Fringe 2013
Opening Night Melbourne Fringe 2013

Artist Line Up:

Wednesday 18 September: Geraldine Hickey, Cath Styles, Mark Trenwith, Bryan Lynagh

Thursday 19 September: Luke McGregor, Cath Styles, Simon Keck, Richard McKenzie, Laura Davis

Friday 20 September: Cath Styles, Cy Fahey, Bart Freebairn, Lori Bell

Saturday 21 September: Dave Thornton, Cath Styles, Nath Valvo, Richard McKenzie

Sunday 22 September:  Simon Taylor, Cath Styles, Martin Dunlop, Sean Bedlam, Morven Smith

Monday 23 September:  Charles Barrington, Cath Styles, Cat Commandr, Nellie White

Tuesday 24 September:  Girls Uninterrupted, Cath Styles, Ben Lomas, Diana Nguyen, Neil Sinclair

Created and Produced by Cath Styles

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