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Madeleine Stewart – Inspire Me
Disability advocate and award-winning comedian Madeleine Stewart charms audiences everywhere with a sweet demeanour, veiling razor-sharp wit. You may have seen Madeleine perform with Adam Hills, Rove McManus, or Andrew Denton or caught her episode on Dylan Alcott’s Listen-Able podcast. Co-writer of viral sketch ‘NDIS Fails’ with ABC’s Tonightly with over 1 million views on social media, showcased her ground-breaking exploration of disability and social norms. Practicing what she preaches, Madeleine won the AMP Tomorrowmaker award for her production of inclusive, accessible comedy shows- specifically Crips & Creeps. Currently touring her solo comedy hour “So Brave”, she is fresh off the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festival circuit. Madeleine is a refreshing and exciting new voice to the comedy scene…. and oohhh sooo inspiring.