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Stitch in the ‘swich – July 2023

Saturday 29 July 2023
8.00 pm


Ticket - $30.00 ea
Group 4+ - $25.00 ea


Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre


MC comedian Anthony Lamond, brings comedy to Ipswich in the monthly Stitch in the ‘swich series.

This month features Mike Van Acker, MJ Wong and local comedian Hannah Shears


Mike Van Acker:

Mike van Acker has been a fixture of the Australian Comedy Circuit since his Stand Up debut in 1992. In that time he has toured internationally, appeared on TV and Radio, won awards and commenced a business operation within the comedy industry. This unique blend of experience and ability has positioned Mike perfectly for what has become his specialty; Comedian/Master Of Ceremonies and at corporate events and functions.

Mike is a Brisbane based performer and writer with a broad set of skills and vast experience across many aspects of the entertainment industry, both on stage as a performer and off stage as a producer and as a consultant. He’s also consulted with other producers, and, one time, produced with a consultant. Mike began his stand up career in the early 90s, back when phones didn’t have cameras and social media was not a thing, so his posts promoting his gigs were years ahead of their time and were, sadly, mostly ignored.

Mike was the funny part of the breakfast radio show ‘Bianca Mike and Bob’ on Brisbane’s 97.3fm, and remains one of the few radio hosts who is able to say he was let go by a network whilst the current ratings winner. ‘Ah well, mustn’t grumble’, Mike said at the time, and went off to write his sold out festival show ‘Sacked’ about the experience. Whilst stand up is Mike’s first love with literally thousands of shows performed both in Australia and overseas, he has also performed on radio, done some acting for film and  TV, participated in comedy debates, written and presented entire shows for corporate clients, performed in theatre restaurants, done some TV audience warm up and many other things but this is the most uninteresting paragraph in this bio so far so chances are you’ve stopped reading. Good for you if you’re still hanging in there! Let’s just agree that Mike’s resume suggests he is a very versatile and experienced performer and move on.


MJ Wong:

MJ Wong is a lovable rogue – uproariously funny, sometimes downright strange, his observations and frustrations never fail to amuse. A well-seasoned performer, he has toured across the country and performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. He’s performed alongside the likes of Dave Hughes, Sammy J and Randy Feltface. He’s performed to sold out crowds with his debut solo hour ‘In the Wong Family’ and follow up ‘$15 Worth of Comedy’.

“laugh-out-loud funny…definitely someone to watch.” – Scenestr

“definitely a strong prediction for the next big name in stand-up comedy.” – Brisbane Theatre

“Don’t quit your day job.” – his mum


Hannah Shears: 

If your looking for answer to the question that hasn’t been asked then come watch local Ipswich phenomenon Hannah Shears as she debuts on stage for the very first time. Hannah will tackle all the big issues like, what happens when fish get abducted from the water? And is it a good idea to adopt 8 Guinea pigs to get a dopa-mine hit after you fail exam? Hannah will cover all these topics (if she remembers) plus plenty more so come along and witness one of Ipswich’s finest up and coming comics.







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