Infectious 2018 germinates

Burnet Institute

19 April, 2018

Image: Infectious 2018 MC, Josh Earl (courtesy Mark Peterson

Burnet’s HIV programs will benefit from funds raised by our highly successful second venture into stand-up comedy, Infectious 2018, featuring six of the best comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF).

There was a buzz among the capacity audience at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran for Monday night’s show hosted by Josh Earl (former host of Spicks and Specks) and including Barry award nominee, Rhys Nicholson; Danielle Walker (nominated for Best Newcomer at MICF 2018); and former Triple J Breakfast host Matt Okine.

Also performing were international stars Sophie Willan from the UK, nominated for Best Show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and DeAnne Smith from Canada.

The lucky winner of the Poppy’s Photo Booth competition is Amanda S!

Amanda won the Ultimate Entertainment Package worth over $170 including a Village Cinemas double Gold Class pass and a rooftop dinner for two at The Emerson.

Last year’s inaugural Infectious raised more than $4000 towards adolescent health research.

Image: Sophie Willan (courtesy Mark Peterson

Image: DeAnne Smith (courtesy Mark Peterson

Image: Matt Okine (courtesy Mark Peterson

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