Something Trumpy with Political Asylum

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
17 July 2017
Author / Presenters: 
Toby Halligan, Mathew Kenneally, Gerard McCulloch, Isabel Angus, Claire Hooper, and Demi Lardner

If comedy thrives on the absurd, politicians are a gift to comedians and the laughter-prone folk who follow them. So where do politics addicts go to blow off steam? For one, Political Asylum – a Melbourne regular, devoted to finding the funny in the often funereal march of policy, debate and blunder.

And they’re sending all of their best people to join us at the Toff this July. Stand-up comic and writer Toby Halligan will host an event that offers you the chance to cackle bigly at the funnier side of America’s ruling cadre. Each comedian – and believe me, they’re tremendous people – will be given visual cues as prompts (we think there may be videos – the FBI is investigating). Are attacks on Trump a total hit job, or is he really a bad (or sick) guy? Should we, as many people in the street have suggested, simply be nice?

Only one thing’s clear. If you just can’t stop thinking about alternative facts, ‘wire tapping’ or some particularly salty kompromat, you’d better grab your ticket – don’t even wait. It should be EASY D! And missing out would be your worst call by far.

With Mathew Kenneally, Isabel Angus, Claire Hooper, Demi Lardner and Gerard McCulloch.

Presented in partnership with The Toff in Town.