Catherine Deveny - MC

Catherine Deveny has been a comedian, writer and professional speaker for 25 years She’s the author of 9 books, has published over 1000 columns with The Age newspaper, has appeared on Q&A 5 times, and performed 5 one-woman shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and is a veteran of the Australian comedy circuit. She has written comedy extensively for television and print including The Wedge, Skithouse and Backberner. 

Juan Miles - 1st Feature

Originally from Argentina where he began his comedy career, he moved to Australia to pursue success in English since that is the language his idols performed in.

After years of garnering experience and two small forays into the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this young talent will bring his dark yet charming style of comedy to Bird's Basement. 

Darren Sanders - Headline

Darren Sanders has been performing stand-up comedy for over 24 years (on TV shows Stand Up Australia, Rove, In Melbourne Tonight & The Russell Gilbert Show).

2012 saw The Darren Sanders Show, a late night chat show, air nationally on free to air and cable in both Australia and New Zealand to favorable reviews from critics. In 2013 the Nine Networks GO Channel also screen 4 episode of The Darren Sanders Show and a further 8 episodes in 2014/15. Series 4 was broadcast nationally on Foxtel’s Aurora Channel in 2016.

Darren has been a part of panel discussion shows on Studio 10 (A show he named), The B Team with Peter Berner on Sky News and also on Radio station 2UE’s Lunchtime Lowdown. He appeared in Underbelly 3 and the feature film by Working Dog ‘Any Questions for Ben’ where he had the honor of having the last line in the film. He can also be seen playing himself in the movie ‘Shooting Goldman’.

In 2006, The Dazz and Gazz Radio Show on TV beamed out in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. In 2009 Darren Sanders & Garry Who joined forces again to produce the program ‘Talking Comics with Dazz and Gazz’ which took out Best Comedy Program at the 2009 Antenna Awards in Melbourne.

Darren can be heard along side fellow comedians Garry Who and Mick Meredith on the podcast ‘Grumpy Old Comedians’.

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