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There are few comics in the world with the tenacity and killer instinct of Austen Tayshus. The Comedy Superstar who first came into being in 1981, has the ability to take a room hostage, just with his tongue.

Topical, dangerous, irreverent, he is the High Priest of satire, unflappable and relentless. He is the closest thing the Australian Comedy Scene has to Bill Hicks. Except Austen Tayshus is very much alive.

Every show is unique. He weaves current politics, what’s happening in the room, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, semantics, religion and of course, sport and let’s not forget the Pope into the one gag.

Tayshus is a man of controversy. There is no subject he won’t dissect. Uncomfortable, confronting but always illuminating. An Austen Tayshus Show is both hilarious and cleansing.

Tayshus has said that he sees his role as social agitator, as the prickle in the paw that makes people think. He doesn’t need you to like him, in fact he would prefer that you didn’t.

Mandy Nolan
Byron Bay Echo
December 2016

Hi Austen

Thank you for coming to St Leonards Hotel by the sea. Not ever having a comedy show at the hotel before, it was a risk… would they come? St Leonards being a very small town AND in winter!

Well yes they did! 100 plus punters came and they had a great time. They ate and drank and laughed their heads off! It was good to see a crowd of mixed people enjoy having the micky taken out them.

Top night mate. Great value. My guts are still hurting from laughing so much. Great show. These were just a few of the comments that were made. No unhappy punters here.

Once again thank you very much and hope to see you back in St Leonards soon.


Gregory Dowell
Poor Old Publican

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