Moree poet Muz Hartin and comedian Alan Glover to present live virtual show Australia - The Real Deal

Moree poet Murray 'Muz' Hartin has teamed up with good mate and comedian Alan Glover to provide a few laughs to people from the comfort of their own loungerooms in a special live virtual show.

It's a brand new format for the pair who decided to try something new in the face of the current climate of social distancing and self-isolation which has seen all their gigs cancelled for the foreseeable future.

"I got a call from Samantha Horton, a Moree girl who has her own event management company, Firefly Events," Muz said.

"She's lost a lot of big gigs and her father Cliff said why don't you ring Murray and see if you can do something."

So Muz roped in Glover and with Horton's help, the pair have locked in a date for their small screen debut - Australia - The Real Deal.

Between them, Muz and Glover know Australia inside out - they understand the people and they appreciate what makes things tick Down Under.

Muz is recognised as one of the best bush poets and storytellers in the business and remains a favourite with audiences across the country with poems, such as Turbulence and Rain From Nowhere, that have justifiably made their way into national folklore.


Glover has performed stand-up comedy across the world and all over Australia and particularly loves performing at festivals including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival to name a few. He combines wit, physicality, accents and sound effects to create comedy all his own.

Their virtual two-man show will feature poetry, comedy, spirited social commentary and a whole lot of laughs.

"We hope it'll be 30 minutes of Aussieness that will split your sides, tease your brain and make you proud," Muz said.

"And we'll do it two metres apart!"

In fact, the pair will be in separate towns - Muz in Moree and Glover in Wollombi, while Horton will be pulling it all together from Brisbane - which Muz said will keep it interesting, with varying levels of wifi.

"It'll be a battle because Alan's in Wollombi with satellite wifi and Sam will be running the controls from Brisbane," he said.

"We've got to do it in a different style because it means you can't talk over the top of each other. So that witty, off-the-cuff, lightning fast banter, we can't do that.

"We're asking people to give us a chance and see how we go.

"We're just going to have a crack."

Set for 8pm on Wednesday, April 22, three days before Anzac Day, the show will support Legacy, with a portion of the profits to be donated to assist Legacy's work helping families of injured and deceased veterans.

Cost is $20 per household. Tickets can be purchased at