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Dylan Moran Is Bringing His New Comedy Show to Australia

The 'Black Books' star is touring the country for two months between October and December.
By Sarah Ward
May 11, 2019
By Sarah Ward
May 11, 2019

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, but if you haven't guffawed at his bleak wit live, he's coming back late in 2019 to give you another chance. This time around, 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.

From late October to early December, Moran will tour the country with his latest show, Dr Cosmos, bringing his grumpily lyrical musings on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life to 14 Aussie cities. Kicking off in Wollongong and ending up in Brisbane, his upcoming visit marks his first Australian trip since 2015, when he was eliciting giggles with his Off the Hook tour. That mammoth effort took in a whopping 149 cities worldwide.

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 to his Dr Cosmos early is recommended — his shows usually sell out quickly.


Wollongong — Wednesday, October 23, Town Hall
Canberra — Friday, October 25, Royal Theatre
Sydney — Tuesday, October 29, Sydney Opera House
Melbourne — Saturday, November 2, Hamer Hall
Launceston — Saturday, November 9, Princess Theatre
Hobart — Sunday, November 10, Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
Adelaide — Tuesday, November 12, Thebarton Theatre
Perth — Thursday, November 14, Riverside Theatre
Darwin — Monday, November 18, Entertainment Centre
Cairns — Wednesday, November 20, Convention Centre
Townsville — Friday, November 22, Entertainment Centre
Gold Coast — Saturday, November 23, Star Theatre
Newcastle — Monday, November 25, Civic Theatre
Brisbane — Monday, December 2, QPAC Concert Hall

Dylan Moran's 'Dr Cosmos' tickets go on sale at 9am on Tuesday, May 14, with pre-sales available now. For more information, head to the AB Presents website.

Published on May 11, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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