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Thanks Sydney <3

After performing in Perth and Melbourne, i finished up the run of my first solo show at the Sydney Fringe with 2 shows at the Factory Theatre.

I had a sick time and had packed shows including a sold out 2nd show!! woo.factory theatre sydney fringe

Also i won the award for “Best Comedy” at Sydney Fringe, which i found out while i was on a bus by myself, feeling a bit tipsy tbh after some cocktails with my cousin and her husband at Bondi Icebergs (the fancy part, too). I hadn’t had dinner, that was the problem. I hate getting drunk when I haven’t had dinner, it makes me feel CRAZY.

Anyway i was informed that i had won the best comedy award at the Sydney Fringe awards ceremony, an event that I was not aware of, nor was I invited to. That is EXTREMELY fringe.

I picked up my award from a cafe in Newtown the next day because the guy from fringe had to go somewhere and i was leaving that night. The people who worked there were a bit confused but then congratulatory when i told them. Thanks Sydney!

sydney fringe comedy award

My big secret

I am actually a scientist sent from the 1980’s to educate people on the importance of a balanced diet.

MLA “The Trinity Experiment” from Yoomin Lee on Vimeo.

If you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life.



This is my serious look.






Reclink Community Cup 2016

Waleed Aly



After many a year as a member of the crowd and one year even as a cheerleader for the Megahertz, this year I was lucky enough to represent Channel 31 as a boundary rider for the 2016 telecast of the Community Cup, raising money for Reclink.

My co-boundary rider was fellow comedian Matt Stewart and we got to interview a bunch of awesome people & had an awesome day.





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The beautiful Regurgitator

Community television alumni and professional sweetheart Waleed Aly

Hanging out with my mate and fellow boundary rider Matt Stewart.



Interview with former Megahert and current Rockdog KBS


Hosting About Tonight on Channel 31 – all the videos

During the comedy festival this year I was lucky enough to host an episode of Channel 31’s About Tonight, a freeform tonight show where each episode a different comedian gets to do whatever the heck they want for an hour.

My guests were: the mysterious musical sensation “Yolanda”, Bart Freebairn, Libbi Gorr and American comedian Jen Kirkman.

I was also lucky enough to have cult Sydney music sensation SPOD as my house band!

My interview with Jen Kirkman:


videos from Yolanda and Libbi Gorr

‘Rose Before Hoes’ Comedy Festival 2016 Reviews

Rose Callaghan Reviews 'Rose Before Hoes'

Got some lovely reviews for my very first solo show at the comedy festival!


“It was fist-punching-the-air brilliant to hear a woman talking about disability and mental illness with a poignant sense of humour.

“The tide is turning towards real, honest female comedy that isn’t either aiming to please everyone or willing to be silent about issues that really affect women.”

Theatre Press

“Rose Callaghan’s debut solo show is a wild ride… Her stage presence is mesmerising and she yanks the crowd’s attention towards her punchlines,”

“Overall, Callaghan’s is one of the most bombastic, honest and funny debut solo shows you’ll come across.”


“Callaghan proves once again that she can instinctively hold a crowd, and has added polish to her definitively relatable material.”

“This is a performer to keep a watch on.”

“Rose Callaghan’s comedy journey is very much on the up and up.”


The Plus Ones


Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 – ‘Rose Before Hoes’

My first solo show is happening at the comedy festival!

It’s on from April 5-17 at The Forum – get your tickets here!

I’ve been a busy bee this week!

I’ve done an interview on RRR, two different appearances on triplej, hosted my own Channel 31 TV show with Jen Kirkman and did some spots including one at the notorious late night gig at The Exford where I didn’t even punch anyone.


rose callaghan poster Rose Before Hoes

My first solo show: Attention Deficit… Ooh a Pony! Perth Fringeworld

I’m performing my first solo show in Perth in a couple of weeks and I’m very excited.

the show for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is the same show because I got bored of it. Did i mention i have ADHD? in Melbourne it is called “Rose Before Hoes”, tickets here.

Dates: February 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Time: 7:20pm (matinee performance at 3:20pm on Saturday 13 February)
Venue: Ramen Room @ Noodle Palace
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Here is the blurb:

Rose Callaghan returns to Perth to debut her very first solo stand-up comedy show at FringeWorld, directed by Bart Freebairn (triple j, Comedy Channel)!! Attention Deficit… Ooh A Pony is a very poignant and deep comedy show that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions and leave you with a deep heart-warming message.

That, or it’s a lot of sex stories, obscure hip-hop references and some insight into what it’s like to be diagnosed with ADHD as a 32 year old woman (bad). Does this explain many of her character flaws orimpulsive behaviours, exhibited via her harrowing online dating history, phobia of paperwork and party gal disposition? Or is she just a bit shit?

Callaghan is well known to the Melbourne comedy community, appearing in festivals for the last 3 years performing stand-up and improv, presenting for Poncho, writing (The Vine, triple j mag), appearing on triple j, 3RRR FM, ABC and co-hosting Nova FM. Last year she and comedian Kirsten Law launched the podcast Swipe Night, all about internet dating and sex. Media personality Dan Ilic described it as “my new favourite podcast”. She’s featured regularly as a “dating expert”, despite being single for 5 years. Seriously don’t listen to any of her advice.

Her witty and irreverent style of comedy has fast earned her a prominent place in the Australian comedy scene. In Attention Deficit… Ooh A Pony – her best (and worst) traits take centre stage. Perth won’t know what has hit them.

“Honest stand-up from a charming host. Funny and likeable, you’ll want to have a beer with her” –

“Hilarious” – Pedestrian.TV

5 Best Bars in 5 Minutes for Channel 31

As the most prolific boozehound comedian in Melbourne I was asked to go and review 5 Bars in 5 Minutes for Channel 31.

I visited Campari House, Rooftop, Madama Brussels, Loop Rooftop Bar and Palms at the Carlton Club.

Independent Music Awards for Poncho

I interviewed a bunch of artists at the Independent Music Awards for Poncho including Airling, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard,#1 Dads and John Butler… That’s when it got weird.

Guest Appearance on ABC 774 Evenings with Lindy Burns <3

I was a guest on my mum’s favourite radio station – ABC 774 with the gorg Lindy Burns. My did not reply to my text announcing the big news.

I was on the comedy segment “Thank God its Monday” where i mostly explained internet dating to old people.
Here we are being cute.

Dropping some beats in da studio

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