The Cool Mum

The Cool Mum


09 Sep | 55 minutes Bondi Pavilion Theatre

An award-winning comedy show for teens to Boomers! You can become cool - the Jo Ghastly way (seriously, Jo is on TikTok so you know she's got the credentials!).

The show has sold out around New Zealand and at Adelaide Fringe with 5 star reviews.

Jo Ghastly’s expertise comes from being a self- proclaimed “Cool Mum”

Don't have any kids of your own? Don't worry, Jo will be teaching you how to unlock the inner cool potential of your own parents.

Chosen to have fur babies? This show will validate your choice to never have children.

The show is recommended for teens to 90s. Mild adult themes.

Jo is a New Zealand based comedian, actor, improviser, film maker, mother, author and psychiatrist. Jo wonders why she is often tired!

WARNING - 'The Cool Mum' is a comedy show.
This is NOT serious parenting advice!
Do NOT try this at home.

Jo Ghastly is the comedian stage name of psychiatrist Dr Jo Prendergast.
Dr Jo will be talking about her teen mental health book for parents 'When Life Sucks', in a separately ticketed event at the same venue at 8.30pm.

As per Fringe policy - audience members agree that they attend any shows at their own risk.

Show details

Show details
  • 09 Sep | 55 minutes
  • Venue 1: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Performance notes
  • Sydney Premiere
  • Content warnings: Verbal Audience Interaction, Sexual Themes
Venue details & accessibility
Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: (02) 9083 8400


There is metered parking around the Bondi Pavilion. Accessible parking spaces are not able to be booked.

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“had the audience in stitches.....thoughtful, well-paced, sharply observed comedy grist and the mixed age group audience was totally on board - Lisa Lanzi, Theatre Travels

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Will delight parents, teenagers and everyone in between - Cool AF” Justine Hall, See Do Eat Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 stars for a ‘lit’ show. Parents of tweens, teens and beyond, this is one show you don’t want to miss!” - Jo Parkinson, Play & Go Adelaide

  • Comedian – Jo Prendergast