UNIFIED Music Group & Lonely Lands Agency present
FUNNY BUSINESS (Live Podcast)
UNIFIED Music Group & Lonely Lands Agency is pleased to present the Funny Business Podcast Live Event, going down at Melbourne's 170 Russell on Friday February 12. The unique podcast-meets-stage set up will offer an opportunity to get to know hosts Rob Hicks & Lachlan Bradford with guest interviews, laughs and audience engagement promised across two intimate sessions.
Formed by Torquay-based best mates Robbie & Lach as a lockdown project in April 2020, the Funny Business Podcast has climbed to nearly 80 full episodes and over 30,000 lifetime downloads in its debut 9 months. Guests include the likes of youth advocate & 2021 Youth Influencer Of The Year Yasmin Poole, Fluff skincare brand founder Erika Geraerts and the brains behind Bolster & Linktree Alex Zaccaria.
Lead by its mission to speak to free thinkers, Funny Business invites business people, entrepreneurs, minds & makers from every industry to spill their story. Unpacking everything from the start up grind and personal performance to leadership, emotional intelligence and building community, the podcast already claims the likes of comedian Urzila Carlson, pastry king Adriano Zumbo, health guru Laura Henshaw, Violent Soho's James Tidswell and sports legends including Mark Mathews, Paul Roos & Sir John Kirwan as guests.
Funny Business continues to proudly build a community of their own, under the umbrella of Wellbeing TV. From their ballooning socials community to two sold out runs of Wellbeing merch through sustainable merch co Common Good, Funny Business also launched a Slack group into flight connecting over 200 business minds.
Both Rob and Lach boast some serious clout where their own careers are concerned, with Rob a former AFL footballer turned business agility coach and Lach calling a Community Lead role in tech/design his most recent post. Outside of their day jobs, the friends explain that they first linked up in business together in 2017 with the launch of Australia's first slides company Obie and Co.
"After two hectic years of hustling into retail stores, we both decided to sell the business on Facebook marketplace in 2019. We both made the move to Torquay after that and live around the corner from each other," explains Bradford, adding that when lockdown took its hold last year the pair spent barely a week of thinking about the practicalities before launching Funny Business.
"We never intended the podcast to blow up as much as it has, but we’re so surprised and energised by the listeners and feedback we got early days we had no choice but to build this puppy out and make it the absolute best we can," he says.
"There’s no set criteria for the types of guests we have come on the podcast. We just love chatting with interesting people and meeting them through other guests who’ve enjoyed their time with us. It's all about connection and finding your purpose in a turbulent world."
Tables are purchased in Sections and allocated upon arrival
Customers must arrive together to be allocated to the correct Section together.
Tables within a Section are unreserved and allocated upon arrival into the applicable Section.
To adhere to Social Distancing Protocols, there are strictly no exchanges allowed between Sections or Tables once allocated.
Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow directions from venue staff.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings