On the Couch with Thomas Jaspers

Who is Thomas Jaspers? Thomas Jaspers is the campest, most self-deprecating queen you will have the pleasure of seeing this Comedy festival. He is commonly seen in a ball gown dressed as his alter ego ‘Rhonda Butchmore’;...

On the Couch with Karla Tonkich

Who is Karla Tonkich? I am a 24 year old bubbly, confident, fun, free spirit who loves to be surrounded by friends and family and always wants to have fun and be happy. I am a singer/actress/dancer and I am 100% passiona...

On the Couch with Ben Russell

Who is Ben Russell? Stand up comedian, improviser, character actor, writer, narrator, puppeteer, impressionist and lover of the absurd and stupid. As a kid I wanted to be a voice over artists for cartoons and loved Robin...

On the Couch with Samuel Valentine

Who is Samuel Valentine? A country boy, turned city busker, turned political satirist. It was a slippery slope. What would you do differently to what you do now? To be perfectly honest, I’m always trying to do thin...

On the Couch with Natano Fa’anana

Who is Natano Fa’anana? A Samoan circus artist. What would you do differently to what you do now? Live in Samoa for 3 months, tour as a performer for 3 months, direct and teach circus projects for 3 months and the other ...

On the Couch with Maria Katsonis

Who is Maria Katsonis? I’m an unconventional Greek girl with a passion for public policy who lives with a mental illness. What would you do differently to what you do now? Nothing.  My life has changed completely as a re...

On the Couch with Brett Cousins

Who is Brett Cousins? It’s kinda changing a lot lately. If you’d ask me a few years ago I’d say… Actor. Now I’m kinda Actor, Husband, Writer, baby Director and… Dad… oh and quite a reasonable golfer I’d like to think. Wh...

On the Couch with Alysha Herrmann

Who is Alysha Herrmann? I’m a mother and a writer and a theatre maker and an awkward social media stalker. I like long, poorly formed sentences that swirl around like poetry in my mouth. I like chocolate (read: food) and...