Adam studied theatre at uni, followed by teaching, which all prepared him for his current daytime finance office job. He has been doing stand up for 2 years, after a lifetime of making his friends laugh and 3 years of being bored with his job and needing a creative outlet. He organised the show “Budding Comics” for last year’s festival, which went so well that it was performed again in October 2017. Little did he know that this would result in him organising the 2018 festival. Adam is also involved with local Brisbane impro/improv groups, and has performed as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival 2018 and the Anywhere Theatre Festival 2018 - where he was part of Infinite Skies, Big Fork’s improvised sci fi show staged at the Brisbane Planetarium. As Adam grows older, he has learnt to become an adult by slowly accepting that his Hogwart’s acceptance letter may never arrive, and that his latent mutant powers may never manifest.
Kath is the founder of Bris Funny Fest and a co-organiser of this year’s festival. If it weren’t for the fact that she moved to the UK in June 2017, that would undoubtedly still be the case. Founder of Brat Cave comedy, and with a background in stand up and impro, she has a contagious passion when it comes to her craft. Though on the opposite side of the planet, she has still played a pivotal role in helping make the festival a success.
Starting out as an open micer on the Brisbane scene in 2010 before working at the Sit Down Comedy Club for five years, Kate has had a number of adventures on the way. RAW Finalist for NSW, Green Faces QLD runner-up, first time corporate spot for a pest control company whilst competing with a leaf blower plus the usual soul crunching open mic spots. Kate now curates the weekly Heya Comedy open mic gig at Heya Bar every Wednesday supporting new talent both in Brisbane and interstate. It has been fast gaining a reputation as one of the best rooms for comedy on the Australian scene which is in no small part due to Kate’s skillset and dedication.
An accomplished comedian who has performed at comedy festivals around the country accompanied with his keytar, Glenn brings years of technological experience to direct and implement all digital platforms for the festival. He’s worked as a Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Solution Architect, Software Development Manager and Programmer for a number of organisations across a range of industries. He’s also run numerous comedy rooms and hosted his own comedy festival shows, bringing a wide array of experience and a strong work ethic that’s been invaluable to the festival’s success.
Clayton Storey ekes out a living as a creative. You’ve probably seen examples of his work and not even realised it. He’s a respected stand-up comedian but mostly does theatre acting, which he studied at university. He's currently working with David Williamson in "Jack of Hearts", Williamson's new play. He'll be playing Jack during the show seasons in September. He hates to name-drop, but it's kind of a big deal. Not only is Clayton responsible for all of the incredible artwork associated with the festival itself, but such is his reputation, a number of the performers commissioned his work for their own promotional material too.
Amanda was once the Publicist for Brisbane Powerhouse and has also worked for Queensland Theatre Company as Publicity and Communications Coordinator. She has a Bachelor of Creative Industries majoring in Public Relations from QUT. Amanda has also undertaken Youth Arts Queensland’s Young Artist Mentoring Program has a large amount of experience participating in other arts events and festivals. She’s a regular face in Brisbane’s impro scene and has recently been turning heads since and building up her own stand-up comedy career.
Rebekah is a 'Jack of Creative Trades' with a vast background in theatre performance, artistry and digital media - but no personal experience as a comedian herself. She leaves the funnies to her favourite comedy heroes, admiring them from her role as Festival Reviewer, which she took up at her first Bris Funny Fest in 2018. A screen and media wiz by day, and an independent comedy reviewer just before bed, Rebekah loves the excitement of discovering new talent in the Brisbane comedy scene and sharing the appreciation within her writing.
Self confessed comedy tragic and owner of Brisbane Comedy Snaps that sometimes creates evocative photographic memories of on-stage comedic moments.
I love seeing young acts mature into their craft. BrisFunnyFest excites me because it encourages local talent to take risks beyond open mics and 5 minute spots to develop their own shows.
During daylight hours, Philip works as an obsessively compulsive I.T. nerd.
Scott has been writing and performing comedy for over 20 years in the US and Australia. He has previously run the comedy program for the Brisbane Fringe Comedy Festival. A presence on Brisbane television as well for five years as the host of The Late Nite Show and various appearances on Brisbane airwaves on ABC, Scott is also comedy writer for stage, TV, film, and digital media. He is excited to assist the Bris Funny Fest and looks forward to an amazing 2017 season.
As curator of SBC Comedy, one of Brisbane’s best comedy nights, Cameron knows more than the average person about who the funniest comedians in the country are right now. He’s also the founder and owner of Auditory Discourse, a company which specialises in Audio Books and Podcasts. His experience and insight have been an invaluable part of the festival organisation
Former festival organiser of Bris Funny Fest 2017, Steven is a British musician, comedian, improviser, writer, actor and software tester. He took over as Bris Funny Fest festival organiser from Kath Marvelley in 2017 and for 2018 is providing advice and guidance from his new home in the Netherlands. In addition to regular stand-up comedy performances, he runs the night LYFAO in Nijmegen and founded the night Comedy Commentary Cinema back when he lived in Brisbane. Before becoming involved in comedy, he was part of the band Neon Highwire where he sang, produced, played guitar and synths. He writes for a number of publications including Drowned In Sound, DIY Mag and All Things Loud. More can be found at https://stevenmorgan.wales