Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

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Ben Moodie

Ben Moodie is a proud Gamillaroi man from NSW. Ben has worked in Aboriginal Community based roles over the past 20+ years. Apart from trying to be an epic Dad and husband. Ben makes Artworks and Artifacts, plays and teaches Yidaki, and for a day job, he runs Aboriginal Cultural Awareness/capacity building sessions. Ben has seen, enjoyed and experienced firsthand the use of humour in Aboriginal spaces and see the healing it can bring. Ben states, “I am turning years’ worth of racism and trauma into comedy gold”. Ben is the State winner of the first Deadly Funny National Grand Finals in 2021!



Gammon is the Aboriginal slang word for ‘joking, kidding’. This is Blak comedy at its blakest. MC Kimmy Lovegrove curated this deadly funny line-up including Aunty Denise McGuinness, Ben Moodie, Kasey Johnson, and Tommy Pemberton. Booking Essential.   You will be redirected to Comedy Republic’s website for ticketing.

March 19, 2022