Dylan Moran Is Bringing His Latest Comedy Show to Australia and New Zealand in 2023

The 'Black Books' star will tour Down Under the country for two months between April and May.
Sarah Ward
Published on October 12, 2022

The shock of unkempt hair, the Irish brogue, the misanthropic attitude: there's no mistaking Dylan Moran for anyone else. It was true in beloved British sitcom Black Books, when his on-screen alter ego abhorred mornings, ate coasters and claimed that his oven could cook anything (even belts). And it's definitely true of the comedian's acerbically hilarious live shows.

Moran is no stranger to Australia and New Zealand, but if you haven't guffawed at his bleak wit live, he's coming back in 2023 to give you another chance. As always, expect the kind of deadpan gags, wine-soaked insights and blisteringly sharp one-liners that've kept him in the spotlight since 1996, when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Edinburgh Fringe's Perrier Award.

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From mid-April to late May, Moran will tour Down Under with his latest show We Got This, bringing his grumpily lyrical musings on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life to 11 Aussie cities and four spots in NZ. Kicking off in Hobart and ending up in Auckland, this marks his first full standup show since 2019's Dr Cosmos, which also came our way — and was available to stream earlier in the pandemic, too.

Given this tour's title, it's hardly surprising that Moran will be reflecting upon these chaotic times. That might sound like a standard comedy gig these days, but nothing about Moran's comedy is ever standard.

"We are bruised. We are fucked up. We are all sore," he said, announcing the tour. "It's not just the pandemic. It's the times and how we've got through it."

As well as his stint as the world's worst bookshop owner in Black Books, Moran has popped up in films such as Notting Hill and Shaun of the Dead, should you been keen to get watching (or rewatching) before his new gigs.

Nabbing tickets early is recommended — his shows usually sell out quickly.


Wednesday, April 19 — Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Thursday, April 20 — Princess Theatre, Launceston
Friday, April 21 — Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Tuesday, April 25 — Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Thursday, April 27–Friday, April 28 — Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Saturday, April 29 — Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Tuesday, May 2 — HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast
Thursday, May 4–Friday, May 5 — QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Monday, May 8 — Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Thursday, May 11 + Monday, May 15 — State Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, May 13 — Town Hall, Wollongong
Saturday, May 20 — Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Monday, May 22 — Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Tuesday, May 23 — St James Theatre, Wellington
Thursday, May 25 — Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Dylan Moran's 'We Got This' tour will head around Australia and New Zealand in April and May 2023. Ticket pre-sales start at 11am on Thursday, October 13, with general sales from 9am on Tuesday, October 18. For more information, head to the tour website.

Updated November 25.

Published on October 12, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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