2019 Comedy for a Cure

We are thrilled to announce our first Sydney Comedy for a Cure raised almost $27,000. What a great night! Almost 200 guests gathered at Paddo RSL on Saturday 26 October to raise vital funds to help Australians living with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

There are so many people who came together to make this event possible. Special thanks to Peter Berner, Rob McHugh, Luke Hannan, Lizzie Hoo, Peter Meisel, Stephanie Broadbridge, and Anthony Locascio, the very funny comedians who donated their time to entertain us.

And thank you to everyone who came along, made donations, bid on the auction and bought raffle tickets. You helped make this night a smashing success.

Your support will help Tuberous Sclerosis Australia ensure children and adults living with TSC across Australia have access to ground-breaking new treatments and research that are taking us closer to a cure for this devastating disease.

Thank you to our 2019 Comedy for a Cure committee, volunteers and sponsors.

To our Comedy for a Cure committee and volunteers – thank you. Special mentions to Rob McHugh and Michelle Purkiss. We could not have done it without you!

Our heartfelt thanks to the team at Paddo RSL who generously donated the venue and to the catering team at Crafty Cooks who heavily discounted the price of their delicious canapes.

Our inaugural Melbourne Comedy for a Cure, 2018

TSA’s first Australian Comedy for a Cure was held in Melbourne on 6 October 2018. It was a fantastic night and we are thrilled to announce over $12,000 was raised to help fund TSC research here in Australia.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural 2018 Comedy for a Cure event, donated prizes, bid on auction items, purchased raffle tickets, and made donations. There were so many great prizes in our auction and raffle which encouraged guests to dig deep.

We would like to thank the hilarious line up of comedians including Josh Earl and Pete Jones who put on a very funny show, and to Ross Johnston for taking these great photos.

Special thanks to Bridie West who shared her emotional yet hopeful story about her daughter Greta’s journey with TSC. Their world was turned upside down when their baby girl began having unstoppable infantile spasms caused by TSC tumours on her brain.

Our Comedy for a Cure committee in 2018

Thank you also to the Comedy for a Cure committee- a dedicated group of local volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring this special event to Melbourne. Sincere thanks to:

Alison McIvor
Eryn Budgen
Jennifer McCartin
Kate Green
Narelle Kerr

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors 

Special thanks to Comedy for a Cure’s major sponsors, Bendigo Bank and The Athenaeum Theatre for their generosity in supporting our event.

Comedian and host Rob McHugh, with Alana’s parents Debbie and Anthony Crosby at Sydney’s 2019 Comedy for a Cure.


Comedian Peter Berner at the 2019 Sydney Comedy for a Cure
Miia and Ryan, Oskar’s parents, with friends at the 2019 Comedy for a Cure
Comedian Josh Earl at Melbourne’s 2018 Comedy for a Cure
Comedy for a Cure committee and volunteers at Melbourne’s 2018 Comedy for a Cure
Bridie, parent speaker at Melbourne’s 2018 Comedy for a Cure
Emma and Brett at Melbourne’s 2018 Comedy for a Cure
Michelle and Seth at Melbourne’s 2018 Comedy for a Cure