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Queen of the Jungle sets her sights on Cessnock


Master storyteller Fiona O’Loughlin will take to the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) stage for one night only next month.

The popular comedian is set to appear on Tuesday 29 March from 8pm.

A late-starter with an award-winning career spanning more than 20 years, O’Loughlin performs to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe.

After winning the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) Best Newcomer Award in 2001, she followed up in 2006 by taking home the coveted MICF Piece of Wood, an award for funniest show as voted for by other comedians.

In 2007 and 2008, she was nominated for the MICF’s Barry Award for Best Show and, in 2013, O’Loughlin was presented Adelaide Comedy’s Best Visiting Comedian award.

She’s also taken her unique story-based comedy to LA, headlining the world-renowned Improv Comedy Club.

In addition to repeat seasons in Hong Kong, she’s performed at Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal’s prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and the UK’s oldest Leicester Comedy Festival.

As well as a critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, O’Loughlin is an accomplished writer, TV presenter and media personality.

On top of appearing on I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here – where she was crowned Queen of the Jungle – she’s also turned up on Hughesy We Have A Problem (Network Ten), Sunrise (Network 7), Good News Week (Network Ten), Spicks and Specks (ABC), Dirty Laundry (ABC), Celebrity Apprentice (Nine) as well as Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s All Stars Gala countless times.

O’Loughlin has overcome a well-documented “battle with the bottle”, too.

This, like the other aspects of her life – motherhood, marriage and moving to Alice Springs – has become “material” for her stand-up.

In her unique and hilarious fashion, she tackles the topic of what it’s like to be a baby boomer – it’s a no holds barred romp.

O’Loughlin addresses the challenges and consequences of trying to get along with the silent generation, Gen Y and the millennials.

She also joyfully recounts her time on 2018’s I’m A Celebrity

Tickets are on sale at the CPAC box office by phone on 4993 4266 or online at


  • FIONA O’LOUGHLIN LIVE: Tuesday 29 March – 8pm

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