TAC commissioned several artists to produce online content as part of a new online series. Originally engaged to deliver face-to-face workshops, the move to online content creation allows the artists to continue producing work started prior to Lockdown and gives the community new ways to engage with creative content. With the working title Tactok, this new series launches with Season 2 of Chats with Mum, Chris Ryan’s acclaimed animation Series.

Chris Ryan – Chats with Mum

Another ACT Lockdown inspired Canberra Comedian Chris Ryan to return to her animation series, Chats with Mum – a laugh-out-loud peek into Ryan’s relationship with her mum Wendy, through a series of animated snippets of recorded conversations, recorded and illustrated by Ryan.

New Episodes will be released throughout September and October. Keep an eye out on TAC socials, or follow the Playlist on YouTube to receive notifications.

Season 2, Episode 2 “Mum’s Mum”

You never know how your parenting is going to influence your kids. If you’re honest, you don’t even know what you’re doing anyway. In Seasin 2, Episode 2 is about how you never know how your parenting is going to influence your kids, when Chris asks her Mum what her mum was like, they ended up somewhere else entirely.

Season 2, Episode 1 “Tidy”

Season Two of Chats with Mum is made with support from the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

The Artist

Chris Ryan is an MC, stand-up comedian and writer. In 2019, after seven years in comedy, she was given the title of Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival and performed overseas. When live gigs shutdown in 2020, Chris created an animated series called Chats with Mum. Her live gigs include: Sydney Comedy Festival Opening and Closing Night Gala cocnerts at Sydney Town Hall, opening for international comedy stars Ronny Chieng and Demetri Martin (US) at the Canberra Theatre. Tours of NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase and multiple appearences in Canberra’s Comedy Festival.

Chris has worked with Tuggeranong Arts Centre for many years, delivering Tuggernong’s Comedy Room and teaching Stand-up comedy classes.

“Chris Ryan – was absolutely brilliant, working collective crowd touch points and making the fine line of discomfort and hilarity bleed into one with total mastery.” Grapes of Mirth, Orange (2020)

“She seems to be one of those rare comedians that are so good at what they do, and so comfortable doing it, that they make comedy seem easy. She commanded the attention of the room effortlessly; she evoked waves of laughter without so much as a sweat.” BMA Magazine (May 2019)

“Chris was in total control from the moment she hit the stage, a comedian with a unique outlook and broad appeal.” Justin Hamilton, Head Writer Show Me the Movie (Network Ten)

“Unapologetic and ruthlessly clever, one of Canberra’s funniest people.” Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour (2018)



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