Wankernomics 2.0 - "As Per My Last Email" — The Shovel

Wankernomics 2.0 – “As Per My Last Email”

After an acclaimed 2023 debut, overpaid consultants James Schloeffel (from The Shovel) & Charles Firth (from The Chaser) have an all-new show about navigating workplace hell. Learn how to outmanoeuvre your colleagues with nothing more than an obnoxious Linkedin profile, a pack of Post-it Notes and the phrase ‘circle back’.

If you’ve worked in an office, endured a pointless meeting, or been told to “drill down on key learnings and get stakeholder buy-in”, this is the show for you.

Wankernomics 2.0 is the much-anticipated follow-up to Wankernomics 1.0, which took the comedy world by storm last year with its hilarious, wince-inducing look at the way we conduct ourselves at work. Wankernomics 2.0 is a must-see for anyone who’s endured the bureaucracy, banality, buzzwords & bullshit of the working world.

★★★★★ “Exquisite … leaves you in equal parts stitches and torment” – Weekend Notes

★★★★★ “Unmissable!” – The Weekender Herald

★★★★★ “An omni-channel deep dive into best-practice comedy” some wanker

16 Feb – 3 Mar 2024, Gluttony SOLD OUT

Thursday 21 March 2024, Canberra Theatre SOLD OUT

12-14 and 18-21 April, Athenaeum Theatre SOLD OUT

6-8 June, Gasworks BUY TICKETS

Thu 2 May, Enmore Theatre SOLD OUT

Fri 10 May, Enmore Theatre BUY TICKETS

Fri 3 May 2024, Wollongong Town Hall BUY TICKETS

Sat 4 May 2024, Astor Theatre BUY TICKETS


Sun 12 May, Brisbane Powerhouse SOLD OUT

Thu 23 May, Brisbane Powerhouse SOLD OUT

Fri 14 June, Brisbane Powerhouse BUY TICKETS

Meet the cast

James Schloeffel

A brand builder and thought leadership Ninja, James has been using words like value-add, change-agent and solutions-architecture to impress clients for more than a decade.

A renowned transformational strategist and growth alchemist, he has a proven track record of formulating results-focused, forward-thinking, environmentally-aware, value-driven, outcomes-centred, solution-led hyphenated adjectives, and putting them into complex sentences that at first seem impressive, but then just trail off at the

Having talked about working with everyone from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies, James is 100% committed to meaningless platitudes and puts his clients’ outcomes at the centre of everything he does.

With a unique ability to charge large sums of money for vaguely defined services, James has helped clients unlock value, shift the dial and move the needle, in an ever-changing, fast-paced world.

A father, husband, son, brother, uncle, neighbour, cousin, second cousin and second cousin twice removed, James knows that, while radically redefining the paradigms of transformational growth is great, presenting yourself as a functioning human being is also an essential part of a corporate bio.


Charles Firth

Charles is passionate about creating bespoke consulting solutions and growth strategies for clients across all sectors. He is currently under investigation for tax evasion.

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