On the Couch with Dolly Diamond

Who is Dolly Diamond? I’m just your average run of the mill woman who wants to be Queen. What would you do differently to what you do now?    Nothing! I try to live my life exactly the way I would like it to be. At...

On the Couch with Esther Hannaford

Who is Esther Hannaford? My name is Esther and I’m a singer, actor who lives in Melbourne. I love music, comedy, laughing at the absurd moments in life and feel happiest in nature or with my family and close friend...

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...