After a successful year of sold out festival shows and rave reviews, two of Frontier Comedy’s hottest young stars Alice Fraser (ABC’s Comedy Next Gen) and Khaled Khalafalla (ABC’s Upper Middle Bogan, Ali’s Wedding) are continuing to  rise in 2017 with no signs of slowing down!

Both critically acclaimed comedians, Khaled and Alice are now also receiving widespread recognition for their other projects – acting & podcasting respectively. Alice has been named an AMP Tomorrow Maker for her ‘Tea With Alice’ podcast (becoming the first podcast ever to receive the grant), and Khaled has been featured by in their hand-picked guide to film’s fresh faces and shooting stars — the seven actors who are going to be everywhere in 2017” and by The Daily Telegraph as one of nine entertainmentfaces to watch in 2017: meet the fresh new faces that will have us talking this year.

From Cambridge scholar to corporate lawyer, Alice Fraser has evolved into an award-winning performer who has played sold-out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond. Alice has written for satirical news radio show A Rational Fear, ABC TV’s The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, and been published in Cosmopolitan and Marie-Claire. She currently writes for SBS Comedy and The Project.

A fervent believer in encouraging critical thinking and open conversation, Alice has given a TEDx talk about vanity in the face of death and debated against Julian Assange on the power of the media. Every week Alice drinks tea and encourages open discourse with a rotating cast of bright and brilliant guests through Tea With Alice – a highly rated and thought-provoking podcast. Tea With Alice provides a model for useful, productive discussions where guests, ranging from comics to community leaders, can discuss social issues and big ideas. Previous guests have included UK comedian Tiff Stevenson, television & radio presenter Osher Gunsberg, actor Alex Cubis, radio host Kyran Wheatley and activist Winnie M Li. Tea With Alice is available for download on iTunes:

‘The podcast aims to open listeners to changing ideas, desensitising political topics so they can be fully explored, and encouraging a more educated, empathetic society.’ – Alice Fraser

While there have been 21 Tomorrow Maker grants awarded in the social innovation category since 2014, ranging from social entrepreneurs, advocates & leaders, this is the first time that AMP have awarded a grant to a podcast. AMP’s Tomorrow Fund supports Australians of all ages, walks of life and interests who are working hard to reach a goal that will positively impact their community, either by creating something special or inspiring others. Australians working in any field – from art to technology, science to social innovation and sport, music, medicine and more – are awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 for a range of activities, including training, travel, buying equipment and research.

With his compelling looks and intelligent insights, Khaled Khalafalla is one of Australia’s most talked about rising stars. After hosting a TV show (Studio 3 for ABC3), his first major acting role was co-starring in the feature film, which has been dubbed the first Muslim rom-com, Ali’s Wedding directed by multi-award winning Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Bones, Angry Boys). Soon after Khaled landed a regular co-starring role on ABC’s hit series, Upper Middle Bogan. He’s had his stand-up filmed and aired on SBS’s Stand Up At Bella Union, and featured in the Just For Laughs’ Stand-Up Series filmed for the Comedy Channel at the Sydney Opera House. Khaled is making waves on-screen and off, and outgrowing every venue he performs in.

‘Khalafalla steals every scene he’s in, making being funny seem easy along the way.’ –

‘If there’s one act from this year who is going to go on to become a huge mainstream star, it’s Khalafalla.’ – The Age

Khaled’s abrasive, edgy comedy has already seen him perform alongside the likes of Arj Barker, Eric Andre and Jim Jefferies in venues across the country: from Melbourne’s Town Hall to Sydney’s Allphones Arena. Having lived in 11 cities across three countries, the Australian Egyptian’s fresh, intelligent social commentary is a welcome addition to the comedy scene and has seen him awe audiences all around the world – from royalty in the Middle East to Australian troops in Afghanistan to the invitation-only New York Comedy Festival. Khaled toured with Jim Jefferies in 2016, opening his biggest shows in front of ten thousand people at Perth Arena, and was the world’s first comedian to perform at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena.

You can catch both Alice and Khaled live performing their critically-acclaimed stand-up this festival season. After selling out seasons and touring the world with her 2015 and 2016 solo shows Savage and The Resistance, Alice will debut her new show Empire at the Adelaide Fringe, and go on to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After spending 2016 performing alongside international comedy heavyweights and becoming the first comedian to ever perform at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, Khaled will debut his new show Loose at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Don’t miss seeing these rising stars live on stage – tickets are bound to sell fast!

Presented by Frontier Comedy

Tickets on sale now

Producer’s Bar, Adelaide  (18+*)
Tue 16 Feb – Sun 12 Mar
All dates exc. Mondays & 28 February
Show starts: 8.30pm | Ph: 1300 621 255

Chinese Museum, Melbourne  (All Ages)
Thu 30 Mar – Sun 23 Apr
All dates exc. Mondays
Show starts: 9.30pm (Tuesday to Saturday) | 8.30pm (Sunday) | Ph: 136 100

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Presented by Frontier Comedy

Tickets on sale now

Trades Hall, Melbourne  (All Ages)
Thu 30 Mar – Sun 23 Apr
All dates exc. Wednesdays
Show starts: 7.15pm (Monday to Saturday) | 6.15pm (Sunday) | Ph: 136 100 |