Life advice 80,000 years in the making.

What does it take to be a “successful Aboriginal”? How do you become an “Emerging Elder”? In this modern, post-colonial, post-multicultural, post-offensive, post-post world, brothers and self-proclaimed Successful Aboriginals Texas and Travis De Vries are here to answer these questions, along with any others you might have – and some that you don’t!

Part satire, part advice show (also satire), Broriginals is a roller coaster ride of stand-up comedy, sibling rivalry, podcasting and race politics.

Texas and Travis answer (ignorant and racist) questions from the internet, using the Deadly Questions website portal and occasionally dip their toes into the cesspool that is Yahoo Answers. These questions are usually answered with grace, aplomb and a splash of tongue in cheek humour, drawing on 80,000 years of cultural heritage (and various oddities from the internet) and attempt to teach their audience how to be better Aboriginals, and maybe – better humans.

The evening will also feature a comedy panel game show hosted by Brooke Scobie, where guests spin unusual yarns about themselves, some tru gawd and some proper gammin. The prize? Ultimate glory and the rights to rag on the losing team for all eternity… and maybe also a Caramello Koala.


The Broriginals is a satirical comedy podcast founded in 2018 when Texas and Travis re-connected after being estranged for ten years. It began with the bestselling self-help book The Ten Habits of Successful Aboriginals, after realising that they had both become Successful Aboriginals in their time apart, they took on the responsibility to pass this knowledge on to the future generations in the most cutting edge way possible – by making a hot Aboriginal comedy podcast.

Broriginals was performed to sold-out venues at the Spotify Headquarters and The Australian Museum in 2018.

Audience members are welcome to stay for a meet and greet after the show.

This live episode will be recorded and released online following the event.


    This performance contains coarse language. Event is recommended for 16 years old and over.

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