Stand-up comedian Lawrence Mooney will perform his stage show Part of the Problem at the Ipswich Civic Centre.
The Moonman, as he is known, has spent the past 18 months touring as former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
This new show, Part of the Problem, focuses on the idea that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
“Not only am I part of the problem for the environment, I am a white affluent middle-class male, driving around in a fossil fuel guzzler, eating beef,” Mooney said.
“What an environmental and social disaster we are.”
Mooney said a lot of people don’t think of themselves as being part of the problem.
“It’s often being able to compartmentalise,” he said.
“If we are sitting in traffic getting annoyed that the traffic is so bad, you are thinking, it’s a Saturday and why is this happening to you.
“When really you being on the road in a car on a Saturday, making more traffic, you are really part of the problem.”
Mooney describes himself as a selfish, unconscious fool who is part of other people’s problems as well.
“I would invite the people of Ipswich to come and watch me spend a few hours laughing at my own idiocy and laugh along with me,” he said.
Mooney has been performing at live shows, on television and over the radio for over a decade.
He discovered as a child, at his Melbourne school, that he could make people laugh, which made school bearable.
Mooney then worked a bunch of jobs including as a perfume salesman and a drug detector dog handler before he found the theatre.
After attending a stand-up show by his comedic idol, Greg Fleet, his mind was made up and before long he was up on stage, behind the mic telling his own jokes.
“Stand-up is what I love best and you can’t beat live comedy, the only way to see comedy,” he said.
Mooney is also no stranger to television hosting Dirty Laundry Live on the ABC, Agony Uncles, Agony of Life and Modern Manners.
This year he is hosting a new comedy-driven football show, Up the Guts on Fox Sports.
In 2018 he was a co-host on Brisbane’s Triple M breakfast radio show and this year moved to hosting a brand-new comedy breakfast show on Triple M Sydney, Moonman in the Morning.
Mooney is heading to Ipswich with his new show after a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House performing his unique show An Evening with Malcolm Turnbull.
His brutally honest and hilarious insights have earned him Best Show Sydney Comedy Festival 2015 and a Barry Award Nomination for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015.