What’s funnier than one comedian, two comedians. Benjamin and James Stevenson are identical twins who combine to form the musical comedy duo, “The Stevenson Experience”. Peppered with hilarious songs and their trademark sibling rivalry banter, the guitar and piano playing … Continue reading →
Mat Wakefield’s comedy career began back in the 1980s at the ripe old age of 7, re-citing monologues from Eddie Murphy ‘Raw’ to horrified onlookers.20 years on he decided he better write some of his own material!In 2009, his first year as a ‘real’ comedian he made the final for ‘Quest for the Best’ and won ‘Comedy Court’.In 2010 he co-wrote, directed and starred in the sold out sketch comedy showcase ‘Shenanigans’ at the Sydney Comedy Festival, which received “rave” reviews, despite being a comedy show.
In 2011 he continued progressing through the comedy ranks, taking on regular MC gigs around Sydney and became a headliner in early 2012.
MC for the night is Kirsten Boesenberg
Supports: Christina Van Look & Marty Morgan
Open Mic: Liam Whelan
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm. Tickets available online or at the door
**** His jokes are like ninjas quietly sneaking up on you…. undeniably funny.’” – Adelaide Advertiser
- dB Magazine
“He makes it easy to laugh… an immensely likeable boyishness… his endearing meander earned well-deserved laughs”
- Beat Magazine
“A comedic chameleon, Bowring works a concept over from every angle until it begs for mercy and the audience begs for more.”
- Darkside, Triple M
‘A very, very funny guy … some of the laughter was so intense, it sounded almost painful … feels like he has the talent to walk onstage cold and make people laugh using anything that comes to hand.’
‘Provides a great deal of easy to laugh at material … a really accessible comic, but clever enough to be universally appealing’
- Groggy SquirrelFor more info on Sam Bowring check out his website sambowring.com or just come along and see some great comedy.MC is Alice Fraser.
Doors open at 7.30pm show starts at 8.30pm. Tix available online or at the door
“A man like no man!”
He’s a little bit of vaudeville, he’s a little bit of circus, he’s a little bit of stand up. The Birdmann approaches the art of comedy from the most obtuse angles.
The Vanguard of Vaudeville delivers fantastic facts and acts – wowing audiences in The Tiny Top, The Famous Spiegel Tent, the international burlesque scene and from the Melbourne Comedy Festival to the Edinburgh Fringe. The Birdmann trained internationally, completed Brisbane’s one and only Rock’n'Roll Circus Training Course and graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the Queensland University of Technology now with distinct and commended solo shows in collection. The Birdmann is now a vaudeville humourist of uncommon exception combining traditional and modern forms to develop a genre of his very own on a tour fantastic.
“charismatic vaudeville stylings”- Metromix New York
“brilliantly ingenious” – Chortle London
“edgy and fastidious”- Sydney Morning Herald
“highly original comedy”- The Age Melbourne
Come one come all to see Jason “Rash” Ryder. Over a period of more than 2 decades, Jason Ryder has amassed a huge catalogue of live comedy, film, television and radio credits.
In the live comedy arena, Jason is one of Australia’s most experienced performers, as both a feature comedy act and MC/Host. He has featured in all of Australia’s top live comedy venues, at numerous, universities and in festivals such as the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Festival. He has also toured extensively throughout regional Austr…alia, in addition to performances in London and New York. Since commencing live comedy, Jason has twice been nominated for the “MO Comic of the Year Award”, which puts him in the company of such names as Vince Sorrenti and Jimeoin.
Pick your seat by booking online http://www.trybooking.com/CIXR
MC for the night is the fabulously funny Mark Williamson
After sell-out shows in the past three Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, Capital Punishment is back featuring a selection of Canberra’s best comedians in one hilarious show. Cap Pun hits the Wollongong Comedy Club on Saturday 9 February as part of a larger regional tour. With an array of talented comics performing on the night this show guarantees to have a little bit of something for everyone.
This years’ Capital Punishment line up includes Fat Pizza’s Marie Helou who is fully sik and fully lowered. A mild mannered psychotherapist by day and paranoid psychoid comedian by night, Marie is not afraid to offend or to offer free therapy to those offended by her material.
Festival veteran Greg Kimball is the fourth funniest person in his family of six. One part vague, three parts oblivious, he meanders through life as an adult-sized man-baby. Like adults do to him, he’ll tickle your chin and you’ll giggle.
Newcomer Danny Philippa likes long walks on the beach and once got thrown out of a vegetable growing competition for disorderly conduct. The feet of dancer and the soul of a startled swan, Danny invites you to come into a world that has been described as “sufficient”.
Green Faces national finalist Jez Margosis always delivers whether it’s performing great stand up comedy or choking someone out on the mats. His outlandish stories are as memorable as his name and as mesmerising as his biceps.
But wait… there’s more!
Joining Capital Punishment this year and performing for your pleasure will be Hot Five Comedy competition winner the brilliant Tim Noon, laugh whore Harris Stuckey, the sensational man-boy Simon Bower as well as the dark humour of Hot Five finalist Shahed Sharify.
So make sure you don’t miss out on a seat at the hottest comedy spot in the ‘Gong and get your tickets early to see Capital Punishment !
“A great atmosphere and good value for money … plenty of comedians in one jam packed hour of laughter.” The Funny Tonne
“Plenty of laughs…” The Herald Sun
When Alice Springs mother of five Fiona O’Loughlin started doing stand-up later in life than most comics, her hilarious stories of housewifery and motherhood were an immediate hit. Her first festival show, for example – Fiona And Her Sister (And Some Weird Guy) earned her the Best Newcomer Award at the 2001 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF). She’s been enjoying sell-out seasons on the festival circuit ever since. In 2006 she took home the Piece of Wood, an MICF award for funniest show as voted for by other comics. In 2007 and 2008 she was nominated for the MICF’s Barry Award for Best Show.
Fiona has taken her story-based stand-up around the world, headlining LA’s world-renowned Improv Comedy Club, playing repeat seasons in Hong Kong and performing at Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal’s invitation-only Just For Laughs and the UK’s oldest, Leicester Comedy Festival.
Fiona’s also been a hit on TV with guest appearances on Sunrise, Good News Week, Spicks and Specks, The World Stands Up and a heap of Comedy Festival Galas.
In more recent years Fiona has overcome a well-documented ‘battle with the bottle’. This, like the other aspects of her life, has become ‘material’ for her stand-up. And Fiona is even funnier sober.
O’Loughlin has a gorgeous presence… Radioactively funny.
Just when we thought we earned a well deserved break the opportunity has come to present the living legend of Aussie comedy Greg Fleet. How could we resist!
Fleety’s versatility has made him a regular on television and radio as well as the stage, with roles in sitcoms, soapies and dramas as well as frequent appearances on chat shows and televised comedy showcases like festival galas, comedy debates and panels shows. Fleety’s been both a regular guest and host on breakfast, afternoon and drive radio.
Whether he’s working in an ensemble or on his own, in any medium, the character we know him best as is himself: ‘Fleety’, the consummate performer and writer at the forefront of his craft.
Tickets now available http://www.trybooking.com/CGIK*Please note this is not our regular stand up night. It will be held in the Aurora room lvl 1 The Builders Club.
Just over 3 hours left to enter for the chance to win 2 tickets to see Arj Barker at the IPAC on may 1st in aid of Comedy for a Cause - Animals Asia Moon Bear Rescue Campaign