The Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre’s annual Short & Girly Comedy Gala has taken a new direction this year and seeks to put your knowledge to the test. Yes that’s right, building upon the hilariously funny and wildly entertaining

Short & Girly Comedy Galas of the past, we’ll be twisting it up for you, with a night of trivia that will not disappoint.

Entertaining our community for the last five years, Short & Girly has left many of us teary eyed from laughter and the trivia will be just as outrageous. Hosted by the ever eccentric Janet A Mcleod (ABC Local Radio, Cinema Fiasco), the Short & Girly 2012: Trivia Extravaganza will be a night to remember. This isn’t Janet’s first dabble with the Short & Girly events as she has for the last five years produced the gala on behalf of VAC/GMHC, so you know she can throw a good party.

With a heap of prizes up for grabs, you’ll be best to grab a group of your brightest mates, pop your thinking caps on and perhaps even run through some practice questions. If your trivia knowledge is lacking, don’t panic. There will still be lots of goodies you can win through a range of games and activities during the night!

Held at the North Melbourne Town Hall’s Arts House, you will be well placed to grab a quick bite for dinner at one of the local restaurants on Errol St. Tickets are $20 for individuals, or better yet, you can book an entire table for 10 people for only $180. If you choose to book individual tickets you will be allocated to a table, it may even be a great way to meet some new friends. However tables will only fit 10 people so if you are getting a table together make sure you choose your team wisely.

The Short and Girly Comedy Gala has been an integral part of the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre’s fundraising efforts for the last five years. Funds raised from this event have helped fund a range of support services which help us serve those living with HIV and other at risk communities.

And just to give you a taste here’s a random trivia question: What book facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972 in the U.S.? If you know the answer post it on our wall at facebook/shortandgirly.

INFO: To book tickets and help support the work we do, visit the VAC/GMHC website or book directly by going to

For more information, contact Ilan Werbeloff at the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre on 9865 6700 or email [email protected]

By ILAN WERBELOFF (Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre).

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