JOHN HASTINGS (CAN) – Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee


Melbourne audiences and critics could not get enough of John, so much so that double the amount of planned shows were added to his season to meet the demand for his own special hilariousness. 

Here’s what The Age (Michael Lallo) had to say -  “It’s the best kind of laughter: that helpless, clutch-your-stomach, wipe-away-the-tears variety. And John Hastings delivers it in spades, deftly blending political humour, fart jokes and sharp observations into a near-perfect hour of stand-up.” ????½

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm.

He then became homeless (his choice) with a long-distance girlfriend (her choice) and now has a lot of thoughts on pigeons and bicycles (your choice).

Now he’s written this comedy show. A tale of displacement, death and denial (don’t worry, there are jokes too).

As seen on BBC & Comedy Central, the Award-winning comedian, Canadian, and former vegan (for a minute), brings his solo show to Sydney Comedy Festival for the first time.

A stand-up since 2006, John made the move to the UK after winning Canada’s COCA Comedian of the Year in 2012. It was a good move. John was one of the stars of BBC Three’s Sean Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular and has been comedy correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and

2017 saw John star in a viral College Humour video where he deals with heckling from former basketball star Dennis Rodman at a gig in LA.

Nominated for the Martin Sims Award for Best Comedy Show at the 2015 Perth Fringe World Festival, John continues to be a firm favourite with Australian critics and audiences.

John Hastings delivers a near-perfect hour of stand-up ????½ The Age

“This fast growing comic is a pleasure to watch”????Times

"Hastings’ bold dramatic delivery is what really stands out when he is hammering a point home"?????The Mirror?

‘…A truly inspired show.’   ???? Chortle

"He unapologetically cajoled us into loving him, which is most un-Canadian.... a well-crafted hour of comedy that will keep you holding your sides throughout" ????Arts Award Voice

Date and Time:


Friday 26th April 7pm




Enmore Theatre @ 118 - 132 Enmore Road, Newtown