We are super excited to see Dane’s show Origins when he performs to his home crowd at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre. Origins is his smash-hit solo show that played to great audiences at the Melbourne Comedy Festival this year.

Dane Simpson is one of Australia’s rapidly rising stars. In the past few years he has been a finalist in the national Deadly Funny competition, has toured to almost every state and territory of Australia (one day, Tasmania, one day…), has starred in the hit stand-up comedy show Aborigi-LOL and has appeared on Have You Been Paying Attention? and the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

Eastern Riverina Arts is pretty pleased with ourselves for our little contribution to the development of the show.  Dane popped into our office one day wondering if there was anyway we could help get some funding to develop the show.  We chatted a little and within half an hour we had formulated an application to the Creative Koori Quick Response Grant, ran it by staff at Create NSW and got the go ahead to submit.  10 days later Dane had $5000 in his hand to work with Cal Wilson on shaping and structuring his show for its premiere at the festival.

More information:

Dane Simpson Origins

Creative Koori Project Funding