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Josh Thomas

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Josh Thomas for Let's Tidy Up
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Time Out says

The beloved comedian and showrunner makes his much-anticipated return to stand-up as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Whether you know Aussie comedian Josh Thomas from his groundbreaking series Please Like Me or the American-produced comedy-drama Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, or even just as that guy who was always shooting zany one-liners on TV panel shows, it's safe to say we haven't seen him on the stand-up circuit in quite a while.

Well, that is all about to change because Thomas is finally making his much-anticipated return to the comedy stage with Let’s Tidy Up coming to town in April 2024 as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Written with award-winning playwright Lally Katz, Let’s Tidy Up is quite literally a show where Thomas tidies up. But don’t be fooled, the poster boy for neurotic homosexuals is not embarking on a Marie Kondo era. While tidying up is not normally the stuff of gripping drama, for Thomas, it’s like Everest – a fundamentally impossible task, like trying to defy the moon and control the tides.

It’s not just about tidying, there’s also gardening, gophers and a love story. (Thomas came out as autistic in 2022, so we have a feeling that any struggling neurodivergent overachievers in the audience can expect some highly relatable content.)

Thomas' Aussie tour is hot on the heels of a 20-date tour of North America through November and December. He'll then be heading to Brunswick Heads, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Newcastle, Cairns, Perth, Toowoomba, Brisbane and Adelaide, with appearances at Arts Centre Melbourne from April 9-21. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, head to the website.

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