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Comedy nights to bring relief and laughter to Western Downs communities

18 August 2017

Up-and-coming Australian comedian Nath Valvo will be joining our communities this September at Not Just For Laughs 3. Photo contributed.

Australian comedian Nath Valvo will be joining our communities this September at Not Just For Laughs 3. Photo contributed.

Well-known Australian comedians Fiona O’Loughlin and Nath Valvo are bringing stand-up comedy to the bush this September, putting on a free night of laughter and entertainment to lift the spirits of our drought-affected communities in Bell, Kogan and Moonie.

  • Not Just For Laughs 3 is a FREE community event, bookings are not required, with residents and visitors encouraged to just show up for a night of great entertainment;
  • Following in the success of the Not Just For Laughs Regional Comedy Tours held in 2015 and 2016, Not Just For Laughs 3 is bringing star power to help cultivate hope and strengthen resilience in the Western Downs;
  • Fiona O’Loughlin and Nath Valvo will be bringing the laughs to Bell, Kogan and Moonie from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 September.

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said Council is excited to be able to bring Not Just For Laughs to our communities for the third consecutive year.

“We’ve had a fantastic response to our Not Just For Laughs comedy tours and our communities have really come out to support each other at these events,” she said.

“Council believed in active and vibrant communities and we know how important it is to provide these social and fun opportunities for our valued producers and farmers.

“That’s what I love about Not Just For Laughs, it’s about giving our drought-affected communities a fun night full of laughter and social connection — which is something our residents don’t get many chances to do during times of drought.

“It is a great opportunity for our farmers, landholders, and their families and friends to take the night off, not worry about tomorrow, and just relax, laugh and have fun.

“We’re thrilled to have Fiona O’Loughlin and Nath Valvo joining us in September, and our wonderful community groups will also keep your bellies full, cooking up a feast and operating a bar at each event.”

For more information visit our events page.

The Not Just For Laughs 3 Regional Comedy Tour has been funded through the Queensland Government Drought Support Package with the purpose of strengthening the resilience of drought-affected Queenslanders.

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Media Contact:
Cr Kaye Maguire | Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development | 0475 007 555