Wed 06 Jun, 2018The Comic's Lounge, Melbourne - (7pm) 18+*
Thu 07 Jun, 2018The Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide - (8pm) All Ages

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Titus O'Reily announces extra shows in Melbourne & Adelaide to meet demand!

03 May 2018

TITUS O'REILY brings his new show A Thoroughly Unhelpful History Of Australian Sport to Melbourne International Comedy Festival

04 Jan 2018


Following a highly-successful debut which sold out multiple nights at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, sports satirist Titus O’Reily has added an encore performance of his one-man show A Thoroughly Unhelpful History Of Australian Sport at Melbourne’s The Comic’s Lounge on Wednesday 6 June.

Fans in Adelaide will also be able to see the hit show, based upon Titus’ bestselling book of the same name, for the first time with a one-off performance at Adelaide’s Arkaba Hotel added on Thursday 7 June.

‘Hilarious...Titus has a huge following and no doubt his shows will continue to sell out.’ - In Review

‘Dry wit, satire and sporting fanaticism… incredibly funny.’ - Weekend Notes

From Don Bradman’s focus to Steven Bradbury’s heroic not falling over and the alarming number of footballers caught urinating in public, sport has shaped Australia’s sense of self.  In his new show, Titus (Channel 7, Nova 100, Herald Sun) explores the scandalous and bizarre history which has led to this nation’s great love affair with sport.

Part history, part social commentary and part the ravings of a madman, Titus examines: League vs Union and what your preference says about you as a person; why it’s the AFL’s fault that Victorians are so awful; how soccer is the biggest threat to Australia since communism; how cricket is not boring; how horse racing is not just a way to launder your money; and the Olympics (or why Australia is only important every four years).

‘His one-man show, A Thoroughly Unhelpful History Of Australian Sport, is tailor-made for the sports nut whether their passion is footy, racing or cricket. Or all of the above.’ - Herald Sun

No stranger to the stage, in 2017 alone Titus performed in three critically acclaimed stage shows; Dane Swan: In Conversation With Titus O’Reily at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Titus O’Reily Returns at Sydney’s Comedy Store and Titus O’Reily: Insufficient Intent across the nation on his debut national stand-up tour.

Don’t miss Titus O’Reilly as he brings his bestselling book to life live on stage, weaving humour and history into one hilarious yet surprisingly informative show, in Melbourne and Adelaide this June. Tickets on sale now.


Wednesday 6 June – Comic’s Lounge, Melbourne (18+*)
Thursday 7 June – Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide (All Ages)

This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+

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