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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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Rose Callaghan perth fringeworldRose Callaghan Perth fringeworld poster

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

A photo posted by Rosie Posie Callaghan (@operation_rosie) on

Swipe Night podcast finally launches!

So myself and my partner in crime/housemate/fellow comedian/fellow internet dating fiend Kirsten Law have finally launched our podcast. She was my co-star in our 2014 Fringe show Man Academy.

It’s called Swipe Night and it’s a comedy podcast all about online dating, sex and relationships.

Here is our cool lil’ logo designed by the absolute lord of legends Hadley Donaldson. Check out his other designs here.

swipe night logo

Every week we have a different “guest despo” on to talk about the various facets of their online dating life, disastrous stories and weird interactions. It will be a mix of comedians and other people with experience in the area.

So far we have had Sam Taunton, Thomas Jaspers and Clem Bastow, plus we’ve got a bunch of other awesome people in the pipeline.

Check out our sweet website here, plus please do SUBSCRIBE on iTunes!

Have a listen to our 1st ep here with Raw Comedy National Finalist Sam Taunton.

Keep an eye out for him on Tinder.

Sam Taunton Swipe Night


Nazeem Hussain & triple j

I appeared on Nazeem Hussain’s show and said the word “swag” on national radio, so help me god.
Last time we were on the radio was the (SELF-DESCRIBED) infamous triple j Debate Night Aussie hip hop debate. I received a disappointing zero abusive tweets after this appearance.

We out here fam at @triplej with @nazeemhussain talking about dating the internet

A photo posted by Rosie Posie Callaghan (@operation_rosie) on

Rose Callaghan & Mates 2 Guests – Week 1. MICF 2015

Hey mates,

Here is the line-up for my first week of shows at this year’s comedy festival show Rose Callaghan & Mates 2: Return of the Mates!!


Format is same as last year – I MC (do about 30 mins of material) and then i have 2 guests doing 10 mins each.

The address is 22 Sutherland Street, Melbourne. It is just around the corner from Short Stop donuts and very near 1000 pound bend. It’s called Hugs & Kisses but i’m told that does not come up in Google.

The door is not actually ON Sutherland street, so walk down past the construction till you get to the pink light.

22 Sutherland Street, Melbourne

Anyways, I’m so excited to have some return guests, new people & also some internationals! Here they are!

Monday April 6
Nick Capper

Bart Freebairn (jjj, Something for the Drive home podcast, the sandwich baron on okcupid)

Tuesday April 7
Nellie White (“If you like your comedy dark, sardonic, and and keenly observed, Nellie White has a black heart you will adore” – Adam Richard)
nellie white

Jekyll x James (Jared Jekyll & Cameron James who you may have seen on The Comedy Channel, The Raw National final and ABC Radio National)
ABC2 TV, as well as being regulars at the Sydney Comedy Store

Wednesday April 8
Corey White (Sydney Fringe Best Comedy winner 2014)

Corey White

Nina Oyama (SBS “Stand Up @ bella union”, A Rational Fear)

Thursday April 9
Andy Matthews (Raw comedy national finalist 2014, golden gibbo nominee 2014)

Katerina Vrana (TEDx performer, BBC1, BBC World, BBC Radio 4, Radio 5 Live)

Friday April 10
David Quirk (Golden Gibbo winner, appeared on ABC1 TV show Problems, ABC Comedy Up Late & The Gala)

PLUS a *SPECIAL SECRET GUEST*, from TV, radio & more!! So special they can’t be listed!!

Saturday April 11
Kate Dehnert (“Bizarre, brave, daring, probably dangerous, but most of all smart and very funny. ★★★★½” Herald Sun)

Will Sylvince (Chapelle Show, Comedy Central, Damon Wayan’s The Underground, HBO’s Def Comedy jam)
Also according to the internet,”his writing has been used and featured on The Fugees’ album The Score” and I have no idea what that could mean

Rose Callaghan & Mates 2: Return of the Mates – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

This year i am returning with my show Rose Callaghan & Mates – where i MC and share the stage with two other rad comics of the festival (i do 30 mins, they do 10 each).

Return of the mates

“Rose is hilarious, and this variety show-style hour is a great way to see some unexpected big names in a smaller setting. Names that appeared last year included Joel Creasy and Tom Ballard, among others.” – Pedestrian.TV – Pick of the 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival




I’m in an ad



Shout out to my mates who managed to put together a GIF within mere hours of the ad’s release.

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Now just compiling a list of things that look wrong about my face.