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Access All Areas - An Uncensored Conversation about Comedy and Disability

Access All Areas – An Uncensored Conversation about Comedy and Disability

As part of our In Conversation series, we’ve lined up some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability for an uncensored conversation about comedy and disability.

MC’d by Madeleine Stewart and featuring Robyn Reynolds, Jamal Abdul and John Robles, this conversation will delve into the private lives of comedians and discuss the hilarious intersection of life, disability and chronic illness.

Each of these talented comedians will also be appearing in the VIVID Ideas Comedy Night, Are You Pulling My Leg? in June. Be sure to check out their upcoming live show too!

Where and When

  • Tuesday 3 May
  • 7.30pm – 8.30pm (includes Q&A)

This event will include a 45-minute In Conversation session followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. It will be Auslan interpreted and captioned.

Bookings Essential 

  • Free online event – Click here to book tickets
  • Zoom link will be provided following registration

About the Speakers

MC – Madeleine Stewart
Madeleine is an award-winning comedian with razor-sharp wit. She’s performed with Adam Hills, Rove McManus and Andrew Denton and is a co-writer of viral sketch ‘NDIS Fails’ with ABC’s Tonightly. Showcasing her ground-breaking exploration of disability and social norms, she’s performed at the Sydney Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Jamal Abdul
Jamal was the winner of the Stand Up and Be Counted Comedy Competition in 2017 and RAW Comedy State Finalist in 2018. He has since gone on to perform as a part of the Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has received great reviews.

Robyn Reynolds
Robyn is a comedian and writer. Gorgeous and humble, much like yoghurt she’s a cultured delight. Handpicked for the Emerging Artist Sharehouse at Sydney Fringe Festival, her split-bill debut show, Relatable Material, was shortlisted for Best Comedy. Robyn was the Performance Maker in Residence for Comedy at the Old 505 Theatre.

John Robles
John Robles is a professional gay comedian with a winning smile. In 2019 he toured his sell-out stand up hour John Robles: Gay and Stupid across Australia and in 2020 he made his television debut on ABC’s At Home Alone Together and Planet America.


Auslan interpreting icon closed captioning icon

This event will be Auslan interpreted and have live closed captioning.

If you have access requirements, please advise us when registering. We may need 72 hours notice to accommodate your requirements. Please take this into account when registering.

For more information or to specify any access requirements to participate in this event, please contact

About Zoom

This online event will be using the Zoom online conferencing platform. We’ll email you the Zoom link the day before the event. All you have to do is click on the link, follow the prompts and you’ll be part of the event.

Zoom is an easy to use, reliable and FREE cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. If you haven’t used Zoom before you can find out more here:

Image description: Comedian Jamal Abdul stands on stage in front of a red curtain. He is smiling and speaking into a microphone.


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