Presented by Century

Award-winning comedian, singer, actor and co-creator of comedy duo Double Denim, Michelle Brasier, returns this year with her solo show, Average Bear.

Average Bear sheds light on Michelle’s personal experience living in the shadows of an hereditary illness, whilst simultaneously weaving in the fictional story of Average, a bear with a problematic fear of hibernation. Heartbreaking and hilarious, Average Bear yo-yos between grief and joy whilst reminding audiences that life is too short to be serious and too short to waste, often at the same time.

As seen on ABC’s Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Utopia, Whovians and Get Krackin’, The Comedy Channel’s The Slot, feature film The Merger and Netflix’s Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun.

Nominee Melbourne Comedy Festival Most Outstanding Show Award 2021

Recipient Moosehead Award 2020 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Winner Director’s Choice Award 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Double Denim)

Winner Best Newcomer Award 2018 Sydney Comedy Festival (Double Denim)

Nominee Golden Gibbo 2018 & 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Double Denim)


Michelle Brasier: Average Bear has been rescheduled to Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, 2022 due to Government restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

– 8.30pm Saturday 27 November rescheduled to 6.30pm Saturday 28 May 2022

– 7.30pm Sunday 28 November rescheduled to 5.30pm Sunday 29 May 2022

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