Nazeem Hussain - Basic Idiot

Brisbane Powerhouse

New dad and star and creator of the Seven Network’s latest hit sketch show, Orange Is The New Brown, Nazeem Hussain is bringing his hilarious new show Basic Idiot to the Brisbane Powerhouse for this year's Brisbane Comedy festival.

With this year shaping up to be his biggest year yet, it’s been a massive past 12 months for Hussain. As well as becoming a first-time dad and debuting Orange Is The New Brown, 2019 will see his stand up special Nazeem Hussain: Public Frenemy premiere on Netflix as part of the streaming service’s unprecedented stand-up comedy event series. Nazeem was one of 47 comedians handpicked to perform a half-hour special which he filmed in July at Just For Laughs in Montreal. More importantly, he was also finally invited to speak at his high school assembly (Rex Hunt pulled out).

Basic Idiot is the 5th consecutive solo show for the two-time Helpmann Award Best Comedy nominee, who has has sold out shows across Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh, London, China, Malaysia, Montreal and even Sri Lanka. He’s performed at the invitation-only Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and twice at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and three times at London’s Soho Theatre. He is the star and creator two series of the critically acclaimed Logie-nominated Legally Brown (SBS) and has filmed two seasons as an official correspondent on hit Netflix science series, Bill Nye Saves The World. Hussain’s other TV credits include The Project (Ten), The Feed (SBS), ABC News Breakfast (ABC), and Q&A (ABC). His comedy podcast, Burn Your Passport, commissioned by ABC Radio launched in early 2017 and is ranked within the Top 20 most listened to Australian podcasts.

So, if you've never seen Nazeem, where have you been?

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Nazeem Hussain - Basic Idiot

Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington St

New Farm

Mar 15-16

From $38


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