Paul Livingston

Paul Livingston (born 1956), popularly known as his alter ego Flacco, is an Australian comedian who has regularly appeared on many television shows, predominantly on ABC TV and Network Ten, including Good News Week, The Sandman and Flacco Special, The Big Gig, DAAS Kapital, The Money or the Gun, The Fat and The Sideshow. He was on Triple J Breakfast from 1994 to 1997, and has also acted on stage and in film. He was joint winner of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award in 1996 for outstanding achievement in the performing arts in Australia. He is the author of Absent Without Leave: The Private War of Private Stanley Livingston.

Livingston also wrote the play Emma's Nose about the relationship of Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Fliess and their patient Emma Eckstein. Livingston has toured Australia and internationally and appeared at festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal. In 2014, he replaced Richard Fidler as the guitarist in the reformed Doug Anthony All-Stars, and toured with Tim Ferguson and Paul McDermott.

Books by Paul Livingston

D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall

Published: December 2016

The inside story of The Doug Anthony All Stars then and now. The no-holds-barred true story behind how the bad boys of Australian comedy reunited - weaker, sicker, funnier, older...but not wiser.

Absent Without Leave

Published: November 2013

A touching, surprising, controversial and original family memoir, from the unique mind of well-known comedy figure Paul Livingston - aka Flacco.

Releasing the Imbecile Within

Published: August 2003

Comedian Paul Livingston presents an hilarious self-help course on the dangers of critical thinking that not only teaches you how to dumb down but is an essential guide for total transcendence into ignorant bliss.

The Flacco Files

Published: December 2000

A bigger, brighter, better, deluxe bumper edition, similar to the less fabulous edition brought out last year.

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