Who is Mandy Nolan?
Mandy Nolan is a true renaissance woman. Comedian, Author, Journalist, Humour Therapist & Comedy Coach : Nolan is as at home on the stage as she is on the page. Able to captivate audiences from a diverse socio economic, age and gender demographic: from the rough and tumble of a late night comedy clubs across the country to the considered and measured corporate performances for VIEW Club, or Sydney’s Parliament House or Olivia Newton John’s Invitation Only Private Party. A passionate champion for the underdog, Nolan is a first choice for Charities needing a gun MC, auctioneer or feature act, she’s first choice for Ladies’ Luncheons and even the blokes are giving her a look in with as comedy headline for Alfie Langer’s 400 strong audience (including the State of Origin Team!) for his legendary Sport’s men’s lunch on the Sunshine Coast. Nolan has also MC’d the NSW Regional Councils’ Conference and has fronted the industry Awards nights for the Master Builders Association (Reg NSW) and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council two years running. As a facilitator Nolan runs comedy workshops for industry leaders keen to give their communication skills an edge, she has taught over 1000 people how be funny, and is expert at using comedy to reframe everyday challenges with special projects for Queensland Mental Health Week. She has also pioneered Stand UP for Dementia a peer reviewed humour therapy for people with Dementia, the subject of her TED talk. Nolan is the author of three memoirs, an artist, a Creative Writing Teacher, a regular columnist and social commentator. Oh, and by the way, Nolan is also the mother of 5 children, who she credits as the true source of her creativity. ‘When I had kids, everything else looked easy!’