Booking window has closed. Please contact the event organiser directly.

Serious Comedy, supported by a Maribyrnong City Council Together Apart Grant, presents


“Let me start by telling you I’m okay. I’m just in a small situation involving a pesky cancerous tumour in my left nork, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world.“

Lana is an award-winning theatre-maker, a puppeteer who's done a stint on Sesame Street and trained with Henson, a storyteller, and a former practitioner of circus arts. It’s therefore no surprise that Lovely Lady Lump is a glorious mixture of theatre, comedy and storytelling.

Lana’s story is told with a dark streak of humour delivered with the lightest of touch. It’s a fun yet moving show that everyone can enjoy, but will speak deeply to anyone who has found themselves or a loved one suddenly thrown into a medical system that’s a world away from normal life.

Directed by Sarah Ward & Liz Skitch.

'Pure comedy with a serious edge. Schwarcz is like fizzy soda – effervescent.' UPTOWN Magazine (USA)

‘Uproariously funny, devastating and heartfelt, Schwarcz doesn’t want her audience to have a good bedside manner – but to behave as badly as she does’ - Residents NZ

'Bubbly, wacky, unique.' Glam Adelaide

'Brilliant and unusual.' Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)

Award Winner: Best Theatre (Dunedin, New Zealand), Most Outstanding Solo (Ottawa, Canada 2016), Best in Fest, (Calgary, Canada), Adelaide Fringe Theatre Award 2017.

Award Nominee: 720ABC Best Theatre (Perth, Australia), Best Show (Dunedin, New Zealand)


CONTENT WARNING & NOTES: This show contains partial nudity. The discussion of cancer and treatments may not be recommended for children under 16 years. Although all Serious Comedy shows have been performed live, Lovely Lady Lump is a live stream of a recorded performance. Lana will still be introducing the show live from the studio.


TICKETS:  This show is being run on a Pay What You Can model. Tickets are available between $0 and $30. If you can afford to get a ticket GREAT! This is how people who work in live entertainment are earning our living.

If you’ve been hard hit by coronavirus as well, and aren’t in a position to pay for one, book a free ticket. Just make sure you like the pages, share the event, or sign up to the Serious Comedy newsletter (you know, all the nice word-of-mouth stuff).

TIME: This show is taking place online, via Zoom. You’ll need a computer or other device with an internet connection. These times are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10). If you're not in Australia's eastern states, you can check your time using this nifty time zone converter.

HOW TO WATCH: If you booked tickets, you'll receive an email from the day of the show with the login details and some more information on how Zoom works. If you haven't received this (and it's not in your spam) send an email over to and we'll sort it out. You can also download a simple PDF on how Serious Comedy uses Zoom from the website here. We are also making provision for those people wanting to use a more anonymous platform to view shows. If this is you, please send an email to

These Serious Comedy shows are being broadcast from Footscray in Melbourne’s west. We are working on the traditional lands of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, and emerging.

On Sunday 5 July 2020 at 6:00pm
This show is taking place online via Zoom.