Join us for Stand Up for Cancer - a workshop and performance all about putting your cancer experience through a comic lens.

Stand-up comedian Rachel Berger will lead a one-day Stand Up Comedy workshop at Peter Mac for 10 first-time, would-be comedians who have the opportunity to perform their routines to a live audience that very night.

You don't need to look for what's funny, just reveal what's true.

This is not a comedy-writing workshop but a unique opportunity to draw on Rachel’s 30 years of experience to help you understand what makes YOU funny.

The ten spots are open to Peter Mac patients, carers and staff. 

Before registering your interest, please ensure you can attend the full day workshop and evening performance.  

  • Workshop and performance - date and venue to be confirmed after EoI period. 
  • Places are limited to 10 people, available from 10am on the day until the rehearsal and performance that evening
  • Participants must be 18 years + over
  • Lunch, dinner and refreshments will be provided
  • Closing date for submissions is June 22. 

Register your expression of interest here

About Rachel Berger

Rachel is one of Australia’s favourite stand-up comedians and a woman of remarkably diversified talents. In addition to playing the xylophone and carving avocado pips into small Buddhas she’s recently stopped feeling guilty. There are no cows too sacred for this Berger. Rachel has worked variously as a comedian, broadcaster, novelist, columnist, agitator and television entertainer. She’s taken four solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival and her dynamic presence and engagingly sharp observations have made her an extremely popular performer both live and on television, across Australia and overseas.

Rachel creates a safe environment for discussion and the opportunity for participants to work on their routines, to find their own voice, confidence and authentic delivery and to perform in front of a supportive audience later that evening. 

“Experience her machine gun delivery and ricocheting thoughts, and you realise she must be as pumped as any AFL footballer.” – Stage Left

For further information about Stand Up for Cancer, please email [email protected] or call (03) 8559 6260