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Urzila Carlson

Studies Have Shown

Presented by Live Nation


Thur 22 Mar (SOLD OUT)

Fri 23 Mar (SOLD OUT)

Sat 24 Mar 4.15pm (NEW SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)

Sat 24 Mar 6pm (SOLD OUT)

Sun 25 Mar 3.15pm (NEW SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)

Every time you hear, ‘studies have shown’ you know you’re about to learn something ridiculous!

Studies have shown your dog is happier than your cat! Who cares! How about they give funding to scientists to come up with a way to eradicate the unibrow, or those weird thin white hairs you occasionally find attached to your face! Let’s get some research done on what happens to your blood pressure when your kid keeps getting out of bed when you’ve tucked them in 20 f*cking times already!

Last year, despite adding extra shows, Urzila’s Brisbane season sold out before the festival even started. So be warned… buy your tickets right now to avoid disappointment!



Herald Sun

Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty ★★★★

The Music

Effortlessly likeable... stream of belly-laughs

The Age

More Info

South African born Urzila Carlson is a multi award winning Stand Up comedian who appears regularly on television shows in Australia – Have You Been Paying Attention – and New Zealand – 7 Days, Super City, Road Madness. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her wife and two kids.

Urzila’s natural cheeky, straight up style will have you eating out of her hand the moment she takes the stage and you’ll want to be her friend. Internationally and locally she is an extremely sought-after act, both as a stand-up headliner and as an MC. Since taking the comedy stage in 2008 she has consistently sold out her Comedy Festival seasons across both Australia and New Zealand, is a regular face on Have You Been Paying Attention, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Galas, and also a celebrated author, columnist, presenter, sports enthusiast and a DIY expert.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and Sofitel Brisbane