Your favourite local variety show… Brisbaret is back, with its chaotic mix of the best brislebrities (yes brislebrities, like celebrities but actually hot and local) bringing you the silly, the topical and ridiculous.
Created and hosted by musical comedian Sophie Banister (Women in Voice 2022, All Day Breakfast, Swoon) along with the musical stylings of Thien Pham (All Day Breakfast), Brisbaret is a curated variety night bringing you a smorgasbord of local talent.
From singer-songwriters to stand-up comedians, dance, drag, sketch comedy and burlesque, you never know who you will see next in a star-studded line-up filled with frequenters of the mangroved banks of the brown snake.
Brimming with tunes and games inspired by this great city, join us as Brisbaret returns for its second year at Brisbane Comedy Festival. Stay tuned for the release of the line-up!
This show is Auslan interpreted, proudly supported by the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation
There is a full lockout for this performance and latecomers will not be permitted.
Infants 12 months and under on the knee permitted.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sophie Banister is a writer, performer and producer based in Brisbane. In recent times, Sophie is known for her comedy cabarets she has performed throughout Australia in festivals such as Queensland Cabaret Festival, Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festival and Brisbane Comedy Festival. In 2024 she tours her lates one-woman comedy cabaret, Swoon and continues to produce and host local variety show and ‘Brisbane institution’, Brisbaret. Other recent performance credits include ‘Women in Voice’ (toured Cairns, Bundaberg and Brisbane), ’All Day Breakfast’ (Adelaide Fringe and Brisbane Comedy Festival), ‘Everyday Requiem’ (Australasian Dance Collective), and ‘Our Carnal Hearts’ (Brisbane Festival).
In 2018, Sophie was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowship where she undertook training as a comedy writer and performer at Upright Citizens Brigade as well as a mentorship in musical theatre writing in New York City. Since, she has worked with multiple production companies across Australia establishing herself as a unique and uplifting voice to watch in the musical comedy scene.
Beyond creating her own work, Sophie performs around Australia as a choral member of the Australian Voices and works as a music and drama workshop facilitator, particularly in the disability sector. She is passionate about festivals and their impact on community and connection. Sophie’s work is often heavily inspired by local stories and pop culture, and influenced by her passion for heightened theatre, absurdism, music and comedy.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 15+
Contains adult themes
Contains coarse language
Contains sexual references
Auslan performance Sun 12 May