With less than two weeks before the Australian tour begins, actor, writer and comedian UK based Mawaan Rizwan has been confirmed to be the support act for the Jonathan Van Ness – Road To Beijing National tour which starts on February 20 in Brisbane. As a comedian, Mawaan’s unique hybrid of confessional stand-up and skilful physicality has taken the comedy world by storm. His 2018 Edinburgh show Juice was a critical and commercial success performing to sell out audiences and receiving 4 and 5 star reviews for his ‘thirst-quenching joy-ride of a stand up set’. In 2019 he supported Jonathan on the UK leg of The Road to Beijing and is thrilled to be supporting him again in Australia.
Mawaan has just finished filming with Maisie Williams on Two Weeks To Live (Sky), a new six part comedy series which will air later this year. He has also starred in the drama Next Of Kin (ITV) as well as the BAFTA winning Murdered By My Father (BBC). He has written for the New York Times and for the esteemed Netflix series Sex Education (seasons 2 & 3).
As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy. For the first time, he will bring that energy to the stand-up stages in Australia and New Zealand in February 2020, with his unforgettable live show, serving cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling. It’s all inspired by his ongoing attempt—and lifelong obsession—to become a figure-skating prodigy just in time for the next Olympic cycle, which just so happens to be in 2022 in Beijing!
Perth is SOLD OUT, there’s less than 100 tickets remaining in Adelaide, and final seats have just been released in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney from $79.