It’s been a triumphant year for South African comedian Urzila Carlson, who performed 36 completely sold-out shows across Australia in 2019. Clearly, Carlson devotees just can’t get enough of her self-deprecating witticism, because she’s just announced two special encore shows in Melbourne this December.

The Have You Been Paying Attention? royalty will alight the stage of Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre on Friday, December 13th for two shows at 7 pm and 9 pm. She’s set to perform her brand spanking new comedy show Loser — that scored her a People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

“Loser is almost always negative,” Urzila explains. ”I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity… it’s only positive when you lose some weight.

“WHY? If you meet someone awesome would you not want there to be more of them? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we’re all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, let’s tackle our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?”

Ticket information below.