Aunty Donna exploded onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2012 with a unique brand of surreal, fast paced, alternative sketch. Their debut show Aunty Donna in Pantsuits was nominated for the illustrious Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Golden Gibbo Award. Their award winning YouTube channel currently has over 280  thousand subscribers and 53 million views.Having met throughout high-school and their time at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Aunty Donna are a collective of creative cats dedicated to bringing the funny across all mediums: actor / writers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane, writer / director Sam Lingham, film director / editor Max Miller and sound designer / composer Tom Armstrong all come together to bring Aunty Donna’s wildly entertaining style of comedy to life.

Aunty Donna’s loud and energetic live shows have taken them around the world multiple times. They sold out their Australian and New Zealand Comedy Festivals seasons from 2016 to 2018 before hitting Edinburgh, London, Montreal  & Hong Kong. They have toured North America three times performing to sold out crowds in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco & Austin.

Aunty Donna  developed award winning ‘1999’, an original web series exclusively for YouTube thanks to Screen Australia and Google’s Skip Ahead funding before moving onto television with ‘Trendy’ the first piece of local content commissioned by Comedy Central Australia. You have also seen them on your screens with their live show being part of ABC’s Next Gen series as well appearance on Get Krackin’ and Mad As Hell.

2018 saw Aunty Donna branch out into the music industry and release an album, the self titled album debuted at number 30 on the Australian charts and received an ARIA nomination for Best Comedy Release

In 2019 they released their biggest webseries to date, Glennridge Secondary College. A 16 part series which has garnered over 500K+ views on YouTube and went on to be nominated for an AACTA Award in the Best Online Drama or Comedy category.

In 2020, Aunty Donna made their Netflix debut with the Netflix Original Series 'Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun'

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By WestBeth | July 21, 2023

After selling out most of their world tour in less than 24 hours, and announcing additional dates in April, award-winning Australian comedy group, Aunty Donna, are adding even more dates to the North American tour of their new show, Aunty Donna: The Magical Dead Cat Tour, as part of their 2023 world tour.  Dates have…

AUNTY DONNA announce North American tour dates for their new show, THE MAGICAL DEAD CAT TOUR as part of their 2023 World Tour

By WestBeth | March 23, 2023

Award-winning Australian comedy group, Aunty Donna, will be bringing their new show Aunty Donna: The Magical Dead Cat Tour, to North America as part of their 2023 world tour.  Following tours of Australia, Ireland and the U.K., the North American dates kick off October 11 in Boston, travelling to New York, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver,…

Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’House of Fun on Netflix Nov 11

By WestBeth | October 23, 2020

Donna invites you into their Big Ol’ House of Fun! In their new Netflix original six-part sketch series, Aunty Donna’s  Big Ol’ House of Fun, Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane take viewers along for an absurdist adventure through their everyday lives. Come on inside if you’re prepared to handle satire, parody, clever…

Aunty Donna North America Pt. 2 On Sale Now!

By Ry | April 26, 2018

After debuting in North America to sold-out audiences in New York, Vancouver, San Francisco and more last June, the award-winning  Australian comedy group return with a brand new show, BIG BOYS!  And in the meantime, be sure to check out their debut album (released April 6th) that’s currently topping charts in Australia. Available at and…

Aunty Donna Returns to North America – Presale starts today!

By Ry | April 11, 2018

BUY TICKETS at before they sell out! Aunty Donna are an award winning Australian comedy group producing and performing live shows and videos, with a YouTube channel reaching over 181,000 subscribers with over 30 million views.  Creating everything themselves, Aunty Donna are actor/writers Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane; writer/director Sam Lingham;…