Comedy goes under the microscope!

Burnet Institute

23 March, 2019

Some of the hottest acts from this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival will come together for one night of infectious laughter, in a bid to raise funds for medical research.

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After selling out for the past two years, INFECTIOUS returns on Monday 15 April, supporting Burnet Institute’s medical research into adolescent health.

“We’re thrilled to be back at Chapel off Chapel, with a night of infectious laughter for a great cause,” Burnet Institute’s Deputy Program Director of Behaviours and Health Risks, Dr Megan Lim said.

Australian comedy royalty, Fiona O’Loughlin will star in this year’s show. A regular in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Star’s Gala, O’Loughlin has appeared on numerous TV shows in Australia.

Irish comedic talent Eleanor Tiernan, a frequent face on UK television, will also perform.

The rest of the surprise line-up, revealed on the night, includes: - A rising star of Australian television - A previous winner of RAW Comedy - A star of TV’s “Comedy Next Gen.”

Dr Lim said the show is a great way of connecting with young people in the audience and sharing Burnet’s work on major issues affecting young people’s health.

“One of our major projects this year focuses on the factors which contribute to young people’s health behaviours, such as social media, cultural and individual influences,” she said.

“Adolescence is a time of great transition in people’s lives. If we can better understand this transition we can develop more effective interventions to reduce associated harms with risk-taking behaviour.”

The City of Stonnington is proudly supporting ‘INFECTIOUS 2019’.


Monday 15 April, starting 7:30pm


Chapel Off Chapel, Chapel Theatre – 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran


$37 – All proceeds support Burnet’s medical research

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