Eran Thomson at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - The Near Death Experience

The Near Death Experience

Master Storyteller, The Moth Finalist, and Founder of Australia’s fastest-growing comedy school, Eran Thomson, takes to the stage to recount all 17 times he’s nearly died (along with a few close calls) in his action-packed hour-long Australian debut.

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UNIVERSITY OF EURAIL

When I chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill it wasn’t because I loved the school, the campus, or any specific program – although their Journalism School did teach mad skills. It was because, at the time, my Step-Dad was up for a job there, and had he taken it, college would have been free

MY RELIGION IS GOING DOWNHILL

My first pair of skis were a gift from my Father. And when I say gift, I don’t mean he went to a shop and bought me a pair of skis. He made them. By hand. Carved, he says, from an old shipping palette

CHEMO DIDN’T MAKE ME PUKE. MT. EVEREST DID

A few years ago I was invited by the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation to participate on a trek up Mt. Everest. The plan was to play the world’s highest rock concert in an effort to raise money for a new Nepalese cancer center. (No doubt the record for most high people at a rock concert had already been set.)

YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

I’ve been told at various times in my life that I look like John Travolta (back when disco may or may not have sucked) and Pauly Shore (I had that much hair once), but my real doppelgänger? John McEnroe. Or as I’m regularly told, a younger, more handsome version. Their words, not mine.