Theatre 2, Manning Clark Centre
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Hear the inside story of The Doug Anthony All Stars then and now from Paul Livingston. In D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall, Livingston reveals all - their rise, disappearance and rebirth - and interviews their fans, colleagues and famous peers and admirers.
Under the guise of his alter ego Flacco, Paul Livingston once basked in the reflected glory of Tim Ferguson, Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler, and their anarchic comedy incarnation, the Doug Anthony All-Stars. At their peak D.A.A.S. teetered on international greatness, and Paul teetered with them, until that teeter was abruptly toppled in 1994. Flacco and Paul now find themselves wrenched out of comfortable but obscure retirement to tread the boards again with Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott - but this time as part of D.A.A.S., playing to sell-out crowds across Australia.
This is a no-holds-barred true story behind how the bad boys of Australian comedy reunited - weaker, sicker, funnier, older...but not wiser.
Paul Livingston has regularly appeared on many television shows, including Good News Week, The Sandman and Flacco Special, The Big Gig, DAAS Kapital, The Money or the Gun, and The Fat and The Sideshow. He was on Triple J Breakfast from 1994 to 1997, and has also acted on stage and in film. He was joint winner of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award in 1996 for outstanding achievement in the performing arts in Australia. He is the author of Absent Without Leave: The Private War of Private Stanley Livingston.
Pre-book signings at 5.30pm and after the event. Books will be on sale thanks to the University Co-Op bookshop
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