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News : Metal comedian Steve Hughes performing from April through May

By on March 16, 2017

Steve Hughes, a name that you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the Australian metal community who didn’t know him, is an internationally renowned comedian (having been performing for over 20 years around the world); and comes from a lofty background as a drummer in the ’80s, performing with the likes of Slaughter Lord, Mortal Sin and Nazxul – many of which were some of Australia’s earliest extreme metal bands.

Steve Hughes makes his return to the Australian stage once more this April/May, where he’ll appear at a handful of comedy festivals, including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, and the Perth Comedy Festival.

Presented by Century Entertainment, you can catch Steve Hughes live on the dates below:


SAT 1 APR – 9.30PM – Melbourne Town Hall

WED 19 – FRI 21 APRIL – ACMI Beyond (fed Square)

Bookings or 1300 660 013


FRI 5 MAY – 9.30PM

Bookings or 02 9020 6966


FRI 12 MAY – 9PM

Bookings or 132 849

Internationally renowned Australian comedian Steve Hughes sure knows how to command a stage and that’s exactly where he plans to be for the next few months as he tours the country’s Comedy Festivals.

After 20 years touring in over 35 countries, Steve returned home to Australia in 2013 and is currently residing in Melbourne.

He hit stage in 2016 with his confrontingly personal show, Nervous Breakthrough, and now Steve is back on the circuit with a new show and back in true Steve form – opinionated, thought provoking, no holds barred and always hilarious (with a touch of controversy thrown in).

Beginning his performance career in the 80s as a drummer in Australian thrash metal bands, Hughes relocated to Europe in 2002 and spent 12 years performing and touring the world. His international TV credits included UK TV spots on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live at The Apollo, as well as Ch 4’s Stand Up For The Week.


-The Herald Sun.

“Acutely observed and cutting bone-deep….with an honesty and openness rarely seen among comics. His insights are spot on, his opinions are intelligent and his jokes are top class.” The Guardian.


Jonathon is an aspiring fantasy/sci-fi novelist and music journalist. Thanks to the influence of the music he grew up with, he has always possessed a keen interest in metal and rock. He is also a huge fan of mythology, legend, and folklore from all across the world. You should follow him on Twitter.