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A Rational Fear

Hosted by Dan Ilic

Presented by Climate Week QLD 2019

Knock, Knock?

Who’s there?

Rising Sea Levels.

Rising Sea Levels who?


The media makes us scared of all the wrong things. A Rational Fear is a show to tell you what you should really be scared of – and there is only one thing we should be scared of – comedians trying to do comedy about climate change. Is it even possible?

Join a panel of Australia’s best comedians and climate experts as they rip apart ins and outs of anthropogenic climate change.

Fear mongers Dan Ilic (Shadowy political powerbroker), Lewis Hobba (Triple J), Tom Ballard (Tonightly), Steph Tisdell (Winner Pinder Prize), Mel Buttle (Great Australian Bake Off), DJ Dylabolical (The Chaser), ARIA winners Bridie Connell and Wyatt Nixon Lloyd, and Professor Hilary Bambrick (Climate Council), spend 90 minutes explaining, debating and giving you tips on how to best act like a frog in a slowly boiling pot of water and help you escape!

BYO Frog.

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 on performance days.

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. 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 The Fantauzzo.