MEET Tegan Higginbotham.
She's a 26-year-old comedian from Melbourne with a penchant for sports and sci-fi.
Oh, and she also has a crush on Tasmania.
Higginbotham said she first met Tasmania on a family holiday and was further reunited a couple of years ago during a trip with her boyfriend, where she "ate everything in Hobart".
The next instalment in the Higginbotham-Tasmania affair will come next week, on a two shows in two days tour of the state.
She will grace the stage at Fresh Comedy in Launceston on May 16.
Higginbotham is a woman with many hats and many more feathers.
She is known as a comedian, writer and actor.
You may have seen her on your screens recently in Thank God You're Here, Twenty Something, This Is Littleton and Spicks and Specks.
Her byline also regularly graces stories on The Age Sport.
And although she is just 26, Higginbotham is already referred to as a veteran of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
She described the 2014 festival as vibrant.
"I did this show called The Wrestling, where I got training in how to wrestle," she said.
"So I had to do this move with [comedian] Sam Simmons called the suplex, where they pick you up and then jump into the air and you both slam into the ground. So I did that move in front of 1200 people and it was terrifying.
"I don't think anyone else can say they've be suplexed by Sam Simmons."
Tasmanian audiences can catch pieces of Higginbotham's MICF show when she hits the state next week, as well as insights into her life and hobbies.
"There's a lot of sports stuff, I'm a bit of a sports lover," she said.
"I'm also a big nerd at heart, my favourite things ever are Star Wars and Harry Potter."
The tide seems to be turning for this sports-loving nerd, with 2014 shaping up to be a big year.
"[Later this year] I'm going to be filming a small part in a movie, which will be my first movie," Higginbotham said.
"I actually started out acting - I was a murderer on City Homicide and I was on Neighbours and stuff ...I got very disillusioned with acting for a long time.
"But now that is somewhere I can see myself going back to.
"[My parents have] been very supportive for many years. They're like `We're very happy, we're very happy, but when are you going to start making some money?' but it's good that it's all starting to pay off now."
WHO: Tegan Higginbotham at Fresh Comedy, supported by Fran Suitor, Tracey Cosgrove and David J, hosted by Stewart Bell.
WHEN: Friday, May 16. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts at 8.30pm.
WHERE: Fresh on Charles, Launceston.
TICKETS: Fresh Comedy is regularly a sell-out event so pre-buying tickets is advised. Reserved seating tickets are $20 and general admission tickets are $15. Limited door entry is available for $20. Tickets are available from the venue - call 63314299 or drop in at 178 Charles Street.
Tegan Higginbotham will also appear at The Clubhouse Comedy night at The Waratah Hotel in Hobart on Thursday, May 15.