Austen Tayshus & Mandy Nolan’s  Very Funny 2020 Vision

December 6, 2019 by Arts Editor
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Heading off to Northern NSW…so are Austen Tayshus and Mandy Nolan. Not on holiday but to entertain you.

Mandy Nolan and Austen Tayshus

The yin and yang of Aussie comedy come together with Austen Tayshus and Mandy Nolan presenting their 2020 Vision show to herald a brand new decade.

The combination of these two fearless feature acts offers a relentless ride that is both hard and soft, traverses the nasty and the kind, the dangerous and the gentle. Both Tayshus and Nolan are known for their incisive and often outrageous social comment, and for their shared bill on  2020 Vision, you can expect nothing less than satirical explosions of genius, outrage and narcisstic self-interest!

Austen Tayshus the infamous, great white shark of Australian Comedy, cutting and dangerous.  Mandy Nolan, mother of 5, caring, warm, and insightful.  Two of Australia’s most respected and experienced comedians back to back taking us on a journey through the highlights and the lowlights of the last 10 years.

What better way to download the decade!

The hilarious Mandy Nolan, a shining star in Australia’s standup comedy galaxy.  Mandy has been performing standup for almost 30 years at every place you’ve ever heard of and plenty you haven’t.  Hailing from Wondai but now a long term resident of Mullumbimbimby Mandy Nolan gets a crowd laughing like they’ve not laughed in years.  Irreverent, honest, insightful and most of all hilarious, Mandy’s comedy is wide-ranging and boundless where everything is open to ridicule, commonly herself and the many ways the world and society have us doing, thinking and saying the most ridiculous things.

Comedy superstar, Austen Tayshus, is the Great White Shark of Australian Comedy.  A name we all know… but really how well do we know Tayshus aka Sandy Gutman?  He’s dangerous, he’s scathing, he takes no prisoners and he’s used to making victims out of his audience.

Austen Tayshus is brilliant. He’s polarizing. He says stuff you’re not supposed to and doesn’t care what you think.  Like any large predator, he can smell fear so wear black, stay calm and try not to make eye contact. He’s politically astute, scathing of cultural and social mores. His material digs deeply into the very flawed identity of what it means to be Australian – shining the light on the hypocrisy of the so-called Lucky Country. The son of a holocaust survivor, race and religion loom large as themes that underpin much of his act. Unrelenting, side-splitting, and larger than life. The man in the Ray-bans is very much Australia’s most iconic comedian. As confrontational as Bill Hicks but a lot more alive!

Don’t miss this hilarious night when two of Australia’s most respected and enduring comedians, Austen Tayshus and Mandy Nolan go back to back for a night of deep belly laughs that you’ll remember all year.

Its a whirl-wind tour… 6 shows in 7 nights,

Monday 6th Jan – Byron Services Club

Wednesday 8th Jan – The Regent Theatre – Murwillumbah

Thursday 9th Jan – Evans Head RSL

Friday 10th Jan – The Saraton Theatre – Grafton

Saturday 11th Jan – Nimbin Bowlo

Sunday 12th Jan – Lennox Bowlo  

Tickets $30

Available at or at the door.

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