THIS IS AUSTRALIA.
Growing up Indigenous with fair skin, Tamworth's own comedian Malachi Towns considers himself UV-sensitive.
He's always wanted to do comedy, and at 17 he took the plunge, now he'll perform alongside established laugh artist Benny Eggmolesse at The Imperial Brewhouse.
There's a misconception that people can't have an open and hones dialogue when it comes to differences of opinion, Eggmolesse said.
"This is Australia is about addressing contemporary issues from the perspective of an Aboriginal person," he said.
"It celebrates the differences of opinion and it leaves everyone feeling valued and respected."
The pair met two years ago at the ACT Deadly Funnies, where Malachi was among the upcoming talent.
In the stand-up industry, you have to write your own jokes, Eggmolesse said.
"I like to dabble in all forms of stand-up comedy from storytelling, to observational humour even dark or black humour," he said.
"Most of my humour is centred in my cultural upbringing.
"When dealing with matters of racial content I tend not to use the form of shock humour very often, in saying that I'm not afraid to talk about the difficult subjects if I can find a way for everyone to have a laugh."
The show is on Friday 13, December at The Imperial Brewhouse from 9pm. Tickets are $15 and are available online.