Christmas crackers at The Joan

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The Joan’s final monthly stand-up event in the 2022 comedy season is on this Friday, December 16, and promises a night of cracking Christmas comedy.

Host Frida Deguise, who has built a reputation for breaking stereotypes by being Australia’s first and only hijab-wearing Muslim Australian stand-up comedian, will be bringing along another incredible line-up of comedians to the Q Theatre, including Al Del Bene, Chris Franklin, Peter Meisel, Michael Vincent, and Julia Wilson.

One of the night’s highlights, L.A. Comedy Awards’ Comedian of The Year, Al Del Bene (pictured), started doing comedy in Boston at the age of 18.

Since then, he’s become best known for some of his television appearances, including on ‘Comics Unleashed’, HBO’s ‘Tourgasm’, ‘NESN Comedy All Stars’ and ‘Jon Lovitz Presents’.

Chris Franklin is also set to bring his best on the night, with his ‘Hoganesque’ style of comedy appealing to every average Australian, touching on the delicate issues of beer, sport and relationships.

‘Comedy @ The Joan’ will be on at The Joan on Friday, December 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $25 for under 30s and PAL members, $30 concession and $35 standard. For more information or to book, visit

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