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Comedy Double Header: The Cool Mum/100% Happy

Comedy Double Header: The Cool Mum/100% Happy

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  • Fri 18 Sep, 7:00pm – 9:45pm
  • Sat 19 Sep, 7:00pm – 9:45pm


New Athenaeum Theatre, 23 The Octagon, Dunedin



Update: due to Level 2 restrictions capacity is limited, so buy your tickets soon to avoid missing out. Please also arrive at least 15 minutes before show time as seating may take longer than usual.

Christchurch comedian Jo Ghastly and Otago favourite Tim Müller bring their solo stand up comedy shows from this year's cancelled festivals to Dunedin for one weekend.

7-8.15 pm: Jo Ghastly is The Cool Mum (supported by Harriet Moir)
8:45-9:45 pm: Tim Müller is 100% Happy

Doors open 6.30 pm.

Tickets are available separately for each show, or come to both at a discounted rate. Ticket link coming soon.

The Cool Mum is suitable for older kids upwards- mild adult themes.
100% Happy contains occasional references to sex, science and happiness and is suitable for teens up to smart adults


THE COOL MUM is a parody of a celebrity personal development seminar.

* Warning- Laughter- do not try this at home*

Jo Ghastly’s expertise comes from being a self- proclaimed “Cool Mum.” Jo has created a life coaching/ personal development empire- on every social media platform, including Tik Tok and has books, Youtube channel and merch. Her empire is much less successful than she thinks it is.

Jo is a Christchurch based comedian. She placed third in the South Island RAW Comedy competition 2018 and is twice comedy Roast Battle Champion. Comedy Carnival 2019- Spirit of the Carnival, Best lineup show and most sold out shows award.

“Fantastic storyteller ..side-splitting videos”- Backstage Christchurch
“I wish you were my Mum “- Most comedians
“I wish you weren’t my Mum” - Jo’s kids


100% HAPPY is a comedy show about happiness, family, and the importance of manufacturers of basic grocery staples making realistic and defensible claims in their marketing materials. (Mainly the first two). The show was originally going to debut at the 2020 Dunedin Fringe, and after a slight delay of 180-odd days it's great to be bringing it back to where it was supposed to begin!

Happiness is relative. To be more specific, happiness is relative to Tim Müller. Scientist by day, comedian by night, quite good at making pancakes the following morning, Tim points the microscope at everything from Peppa Pig to the Robopocalyse in search of the hilarious truth. There won't be any pancakes. Not sure why I even mentioned that.

After accepting a challenge from a bag of generic-brand flour, Tim embarks on an epic journey to achieve perfect happiness, or be miserable trying. This is a show about how his life is better than yours. Objectively and beyond reasonable doubt. Most of the time.

This is Tim's second solo comedy show, following on from LAUGH NOW, GOOGLE LATER (NZ International Comedy Festival 2017). He’s a writer, performer, founder of the fresh but thriving Southern Lakes comedy scene, a well-regarded contaminated land specialist, occasional science columnist on the Spinoff, and his parents were on Country Calendar once. Some of these things are more relevant to how good this show will be than others. You can probably figure it out.

"Very clever and quirky sense of humour" - The Speakeasy
"Tim's jokes sometimes go over people's heads, but the effort is appreciated." - work performance review

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