The War on 2024: Annual Comedy Gala

Thursday 28 November, 7:30pm

A razor-sharp satirical skewering of politics, culture, and current events, The Annual Comedy Gala has become a fixture on the national circuit.

Join Charles Firth (The Chaser), James Schloeffel (founder of The Shovel), Mark Humphries (ABC TV) and – for the very first time – the sensational Veronica Milsom (Mad as Hell, Triple J), for a night of satire, sketches, sh*t-stirring and the best headlines from The Chaser and The Shovel.

VIP Ticket includes one premium seat and a copy of the The Chaser and Shovel Annual 2024 valued at $34.95. 

Recommended for ages 15+

About the cast
Mark Humphries: Mark Humphries is best known for his viral political sketches on ABC’s 7:30 and SBS’s The Feed and was the host of Channel 10’s quiz show Pointless. He has made unforgettable appearances on ABC’s Insiders and SBS’s The Cook Up and forgettable appearances on Channel 10’s Hughesy We Have A Problem and Would I Lie to You? He also won Celebrity Mastermind but never likes to bring it up.
Veronica Milsom was the adored co-host of Triple J’s Drive show Veronica & Lewis, cast member of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, and has a CV that stretches well beyond our word count. But here’s a taste … She’s appeared on Home & Away and the remake of Mother and Son, was Head Writer on the ABC Kids series Reef School and hosted the amazing podcasts Threads and Zero Waste Baby. She’s written plays (Porky Pies) and satirical musicals (Good Lord It’s Christmas). But most notably, she played the role of a Martin Short’s ‘giant blow-up sex doll’ at the Sydney Opera House.
Charles Firth is a founding member of the Logie-award winning group The Chaser, the inventor of the decimal system and the co-host of The Chaser Report, a top-30 Australian podcast. Charles has produced television comedy for almost two decades and runs Chaser Digital – one of Australia’s leading comedy and social media brands. 
James Schloeffel: Founder of satirical news network The Shovel, and the workplace comedy phenomenon Wankernomics, James’s work has been referred to in Federal Parliament, Senate Estimates, The Economist and, most notably, Insight English Skills Year 9, Queensland edition.


  • Thursday 28 November 2024 7:30 pm

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  • VIP $75
  • A Reserve $45
  • B Reserve $39


  • Civic Theatre Ticket Office
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290 King Street