Defrost Festival
2024 Festival Now On Sale
Shows, workshops & social events
July 31st – August 10th

Performer Bio

Hani El-Rafei

Hani El-Rafei

Hani is a Melbourne-based comedy performer and sketch writer whose life transformed after discovering his passion for various comedic pursuits, from clowning and stand-up to sketch writing and acting.


In 2021, Hani joined the TIC community and has since performed in sketch shows, as well as co-creating and starring in "The Great Resignation" at the 2022 Melbourne Fringe. He has also trained with clown teacher Giovanni Fusetti.

You can catch him regularly performing in Harold, Hunks 4 U, and Phantom Prov the Opera.

Offstage, Hani runs an accounting agency catering to startups and not-for-profits. Hani has a penchant for discovering productivity apps that he becomes obsessed with.  People have now started dubbing these productivity hacks "hanihacks."

Our community watering hole

Enjoy some good times downstairs at Theory Bar

Fancy a beverage after your next show or class session? Our ground floor bar is open Wednesday–Sunday.

Community members and ticket-holders get 10% off*

(* Sundays and Public Holidays excepted)

Theory Bar