Em Rusciano

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Date Venue Status
Feb 10, 17 - Feb 11, 17 Astor Theatre, Perth - (8.30pm) 18+
Feb 17, 2017 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide - (8.30pm) All Ages
Feb 18, 2017 Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville - CANCELLED | (8pm) All Ages
Feb 28, 2017 MARDI GRAS COMEDY FESTIVAL: Enmore Theatre, Sydney - 7:30pm (All Ages) Details

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ABOUT: THE TRY HARD TOUR arrow

Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that talented all-rounder and force of nature Em Rusciano will be taking her brand new show The Try Hard Tour across the country this February.

Australia’s favourite all-singing, all-dancing, all-emoting, leopard-print clad warrior will play shows in Perth, Adelaide and Townsville, with copious amounts of glitter and side-splittingly hilarious true stories in tow.

Em has been selling out theatres all over the country - in 2016 alone, fifteen enormous shows completely sold out with fans and critics alike singing her praises:

‘HAD THE CROWD UTTERLY SPELLBOUND’ - HERALD SUN ★★★★★

‘EM RUSCIANO IS AN IRREPRESSIBLE FORCE OF NATURE.’ - RIP IT UP  ★★★★★

‘KITSCHY, GAUDY PERFECTION’ - ARTSHUB  ★★★★★

‘HILARIOUS!’ - THEATRE PEOPLE  ★★★★★

Most recently, Em broke the internet when she announced the release of her forthcoming memoir Try Hard - Tales From The Life Of a Needy Overachiever (out now through Simon & Schuster Australia):

“WELL, I BLOODY DID IT! I WROTE A WHOLE BOOK BY MYSELF! TRUTH BE TOLD I DIDN’T THINK I COULD DO THIS, THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I DIDN’T WANT TO AND TIMES WHEN I CRIED SO HARD I HAD SNOT COMING OUT OF MY EYES – BUT I DID. I’M SO PROUD/TERRIFIED AT THIS POINT IN TIME I THINK MY HEART MAY BURST IN MY CHEST. I’VE PUT ALL OF MY BEST WORDS DOWN IN ONE SPOT.

IT’S CALLED “TRY HARD” BECAUSE I DO AND I AM ONE – ALWAYS HAVE BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE. IT’S TRADITIONALLY A PUTDOWN IN AUSTRALIA, I WAS CALLED IT RELENTLESSLY IN HIGH SCHOOL; I THOUGHT PERHAPS I’D RECLAIM IT AND MAKE IT SOMETHING GOOD. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT, IT’S THE BEST THING I’VE EVER MADE THAT ISN’T ALIVE. IT WILL BE OUT LATE OCTOBER, I REALLY HOPE YOU LOVE IT.” - EM RUSCIANO

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em’s insights into her world of mayhem, stardom and motherhood is a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul... but the lawyers made her take a bunch of stuff out.  

So she's bringing the soundtrack to her youth and the stuff she took out straight to you, live on stage this February! As always, Em will be accompanied by her trusty sidekick Vincie (aka Dad).

Expect laughter, singing, tears, snot, honest tales from her incredible life and learn the real names of the people she had to change to protect the guilty! This is Em Rusciano, Try Hard, at her stripped-back, intimate and honest best.

ABOUT: MARDI GRAS COMEDY GALA arrow

Frontier Comedy, in association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, are proud to announce the Mardi Gras Comedy Festival!

It all kicks off on 28 February with the first ever Mardi Gras Comedy Gala; a night of riotous and outrageous laughter hosted by Em Rusciano and Bob Downe.

The evening will feature an incredible lineup of talent including Dixie Longate (US), Panti Bliss (IRE), Bridget Everett (US), Hannah GadsbyTom BallardAxis of AwesomeStephen K Amos (UK), Shiralee HoodAlice FraserNeel KolhatkarJoel Kim Booster (US), Emma Willmann (US) and more!


Tickets on sale now via ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849