GET HYPNOTISED!

Dave Allen 3Join us at THE COMEDY SHACK NORTHBRIDGE for a fun night with the David Allan Comedy Hypnosis Show! The show will be FRIDAY 14th JULY 2017.

Master Hypnotist and Trance Lord David Allan told THE COMEDY SHACK, “You can expect to have a Dave Allen2lot of fun, a lot of laughs, and to see your friends participate on stage! This show’s program is non-stop laughs, and I’m excited to bring the performance to your event!”

David says, “The state of hypnosis releases our hidden talents and abilities and can also ease our fears. During the show we focus on the fun and laughter. Individuals that have seen my Hypnosis Show before know what a great time is in store for them. Those who have not yet enjoyed the unique experience are in for a real surprise!”

So can everybody be hypnotised, people often ask? My response is “Everybody that wants to can be hypnotised and a person who is unwilling obviously will have limited success.”

After my show is over, people often say they wish they had volunteered to come up on stage. They see how much fun it is and realise that I’m not going to ask them to cluck like a chicken or anything like that. It’s good clean fun and people will not be made to do anything against their will!
 The interview was done By Malti Elliott with Dave J Allen.


Stephen K Amos – World famous

StephenThe globe-trotting laughter master returns to Perth after delighting audiences around world. In the last 12 months Stephen has performed his unique feel-good comedy in over ten countries, and what did he find when he got there? People. People like you and me and some of them said the most ridiculous things. To his face! All that, and more!

“Stephen K Amos’s show has it all…laughs guaranteed…a great show” ★★★★ Herald Sun

“You can’t deny Amos’ infectious energy.” Rip It Up

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If you are looking for deep meaning and pathos you are in the wrong show. Stephen opens his show at the Perth comedy festival with these words. Amos’ world famous show tackles casual racism, homophobia and fake news. He loves his Perth audience but unfortunately was not that impressed with Perth as a city. He spoke about the recent Sydney Mardi Gras which was supposed to be one of the best in the world, and was astounded how that could occur in a country that did not accept gay marriages!! His comments on racism was followed by a story about a visit to a toy shop in Toowoomba that had three golliwogs on a Christmas display. He then asked the youngsters in the audience if they knew what a golliwog was Most didn’t. He therefore concluded that racism was not such a powerful force today.

Stephen loves the Bondi Rescue TV show because of the beautiful men and their exquisite bodies. He did attempt an Aussie accent at that point. Very funny and quite commendable.

He shared stories about growing up in Nigeria and then about growing up in the UK. He spoke about his parents and the excellent work ethic they instilled in himself and his siblings.

Stephen is extremely comfortable with his audience and constantly uses them as a sounding board for his next joke. His manner is warm and friendly and he uses funny facial  movements to emphasize a point very well. He is extremely enjoyable company and the 1 hour spent with him was time well spent. Unfortunately his last show was on the 7th may. However Stephen loves Australia and if you missed him this time, don’t forget to see him next time. Get in early as tickets for his shows really sell out quickly.


Perth Comedy Festival

Wed 10 May SELLING FAST!

Wed 17 MAY JUST ANNOUNCED!

Perth’s biggest annual comedy event, the Perth Comedy Festival, is set to kick things off in style with a massive Gala event!

Expertly curated and lovingly presented, The Gala brings together the biggest international stars, local legends and the hottest emerging talents for a spectacular and hilarious night of comedy at the iconic Regal Theatre.

The Gala marks the beginning of 3 weeks of comedy mayhem as hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians take to venues across the city for the 2017 Perth Comedy Festival.

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“Judging by the regular bellowing laughter from the crowd… most audience members had their funny bones tickled on more than one occasion.” – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN 2016

Perth Comedy Gala – REVIEW

Perth Comedy festival Gala – A lot of laughs – An Event not to be missed

The Perth comedy festival gala started on the 3rd May. It was a laugh a minute gala done by several local and internationally renowned comedians – in fact there were 14 comedians in all. The selection of performers was excellent and the flow of events from one perfPerth comedy gala2ormer to the next went extremely smoothly. Although all the performers were good – some were really memorable like Stephen K Amos from the United Kingdom who is a famous TV personality as well as a stand up comedian. Stephen is known to include his audience in his show and he has an infectious energy that keeps one mesmerized. I completely agree with the Guardian Newspaper that says Stephen was “born to entertain.”

Another brilliant act was Papa CJ from India. Forbes magazine called him the global face of Indian stand up. And Toastmaster International Called him “ One of the most influential comedians around the world”. His humour is spontaneous and witty and can be tailor made for any audience from 16-60.

Perth comedy gala3Then we have the singer/dancer and of course great comedian from Scotland Craig Hill who is half Scottish and half Irish – maybe that accounts for his adorable accent and scintillating humour. He also added extra flair to his performance by dressing up in a kilt. What a delight!!!

He was followed by  our own sweet little boy from Australia Nath Valvo, whose stories of family life underpin his five minutes of fame on the stage. He is crazily hyperactive illuminating his jokes with physically mad laugh a minute skits. Another name to mention was Niel Portenza – whose blend of clowning and stand up was pure magic. I wished his blend of clowning went on for much longer than the stipulated five minutes.

I have just written about a few great acts in this show. The idea is to give the audience a surprise so they come to the show not knowing what to expect. I have tried not to destroy that surprise but I so want you to know what a great show this was. It would be tragic for all you laughter experts to miss out.

My only complaint is that five minutes for each performer is really a very short time to enjoy a performance. But that exposes us to what to expect in each performer’s individual show. However as these are such accomplished artistes they seem to handle that five minutes extremely well.

All I can say in conclusion is that this was a wonderful show. A great amount of laughs and a terrific night out. The first night which I attended was a complete sell out. There are 2 more shows on the 10th and 17th may. I know tickets are selling fast, so get in quick.


(Not) The Bachelor Live

Luke Bolland1Do you love watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette on TV?  Imagine instead of having to wait months to find out who they pick you get to see it all unfold over one glorious hour! That’s exactly what you will get with (Not) The Bachelor Live, where comedian Luke Bolland takes a Bachelor/Bachelorette and three singles and makes a match based on hilarious and fun questions and games!Luke Bolland2 If that wasn’t exciting enough after all the laughter and fun ANYONE could win the date – even an audience member!

 

 

“(Not) The Bachelor Live! was the perfect cute date night… Unplanned and raw —  everything that ends up on stage is entirely unpredictable, making it even funnier”

The Interview was done by Malti Elliott with Luke Bolland.


 

Cameron McLaren

CaneronSince exploding onto the Perth comedy scene 3 years ago Cameron McLaren has had his own show on West TV, entertained thousands for Channel 7’s Telethon and RAC Christmas Pageant, is Channel 9’s go-to audience warm up act and is the host of the movie review podcast ‘Movies Are Dumb’. In 2015 Cameron performed to sold-out crowds at the Perth, Geraldton Fremantle and Busselton Fringe Festivals as part of the show ‘Afterlife Laughs’. Cameron McLaren is a Perth phenomenon with funny and clean jokes and an extremely likeable personality.Cameron Mclaren2

“There is a genuine sense of fun in his delivery…and this proves infectious. 3 Stars” – The West Australian

“Cameron is already one of the Best MC’s in WA…” – The Comedy Lounge

“…Cam did not disappoint!” – Northam Theatre Group

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Cameron Mclaren.

 



 Comedy Gala

Presented by Epodcentral

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Join us for 2 houkahau-2rs of side splitting stand up comedy!

Starring Gretelkehau-jackson-1
Killeen (MC), Bev Killick, Janelle Koenig, Kehau Jackson and Jackie Loeb as well as showcasing the best of local Perth Talent.

 

The interview was done with one of the artistes Kahau Jackson by Malti Elliott.


Women Like US!!!

women-like-us-1After selling out their show at the State Theatre earlier this year, stand up comedians, Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan are back, and this time they’re in the Heath Ledger!

In demand on the comedy circuit and adored for their ability to find the humour in everyday experiences, Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are Women Like Us. Two middle aged mothers and wives, and self confessed ‘hornbags’ who have a story to tell. Or three hundred!

After a sell out season at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe that had reviewers from Glamadelaide declaring them as ‘two totally relatable ladies who hit the nail on the head of charismatic female comedy. If you’re after a great night out with the gals this show is a must. Prepare yourself to be hunched over in hysterics and repeat to yourself: ‘We’ve all been there’!’  And from We Know Melbourne: ‘Straight talking independent women who shoot straight from the lip and keep the stories coming, the kind of sparkly, charismatic women who, if you met at a dinner party you would be enthralled!’

‘Although if you found out your kid was having a sleepover at my place you might go from enthralled to appalled fairly quickly!’ jokes Nolan.  The two women have been selling out shows wherever they go, and to be honest, it’s taken them by surprise.

‘We’re experienced stand up comedians, and while we initially thought we really had something together – I wasn’t quite prepared for just how much people are loving the show, and coming in droves! I thought at our age we’d become invisible. I think that’s part of our appeal. We speak to women about their everyday experiences – we tell their stories on stage. That’s why the show is so screamingly funny!’

Women Like Us is two hours of solo stand up comedy by Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan. Nolan is a veteran of the comedy scene with 30 years under her belt. She’s a nationally published author, has developed her own Humour Therapy, taught people with dementia and appeared on ABC’s Q&A and SBS’s Mums the Word & Insight. Nolan is a big fast talking dag. Olivia Newton John who has booked her for several private functions loves her ‘wicked wicked sense of humour!’

Ellen Briggs has been flaunting her funnies for a decade now, saying things other mothers only dare to think. Briggs was a national finalist for RAW Comedy, and won Foxtel Comedy Channel’s National Competition – How To Be a Comedian. Briggs has an easy going nature that belies her dark wit. Trevor Hendy reckons Ellen Briggs is the funniest comedian he’s ever seen!

There are few sacred cows that Briggs and Nolan shy away from milking, pushing the bucket of popular opinion under the teats and then the jokes start flowing!

With seven children between them, parenting and their own reoccurring instances that they call ‘failure to parent’ are certainly the focus of some of their material, but then so is the beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird TV shows, obsessions, frustrations, and at the end of the day, who unpacks the flipping dishwasher.

‘It’s not as easy for us to tour as it is for male comedians’ says Briggs. ‘Men on the circuit can up and leave for weeks at a time, but as busy hands on mothers Mandy and I really have a lot of juggling to do to manage our careers.’

‘We’re 40 something mothers of teenagers, we’re wives, and ex wives! Ellen can wrangle a snake and operate a ride on mower in the afternoon, and by evening she dons heels and a frock and she’s MCing a charity ball. We’re small town showgirls. And boy do we have fun on stage!’

“We have women coming up to us at the end of our shows hugging us and saying watching us is like having therapy!” says Briggs.  “It is actually – only much funnier, less judgey and definitely cheaper!”

Women Like Us

Heath Ledger Theatre

State Theatre Centre of WA

Saturday 26th November, 7pm.

Price $35.70 plus booking fee. Avoid booking fee, go to the box office at State Theatre of WA to get tix.

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Ellen Briggs.


HILARIOUS COMEDY ‘BAD JEWS’ COMES TO PERTH

FOR STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON AUGUST 9-14

Bad JewBad jews1s. Is it:

  1. a) A politically incorrect title for a play or
  2. b) A show that’s been a major hit on Broadway, the West End, and Melbourne?

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Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group are excited to announce the Broadway and West End hit Bad Jews will have its Perth premiere at the Regal Theatre in August. The all-Australian production of Bad Jews which enjoyed a sellout season in Melbourne last year, will play from August 9-14. Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketek.com.au

The play has been widely embraced by the Jewish community and, indeed, by audiences in general, in both the US, UK and more recently in Melbourne. Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, all-Australian production, Bad Jews will play a return season in Melbourne before seasons in Sydney, Brisbane then concluding in Perth.

“Aussies have such a broad sense of humour, and even though the play takes place within the confines of a New York Jewish family, their story could be any family that has, shall we say, relatives we love and loathe … at the same time,” said Australian Producer, Aleksandar Vass.

Bad Jews was a massive hit in New York in addition to the multiple touring companies across the US. In the UK, it’s still running in a sell-out season and we similarly had that success in Melbourne. Only shows that strike a chord with audiences enjoy such broad success.

“It is an edgy, black comedy that doesn’t play it safe and I think they are the types of shows that Australian audiences respond to.”

Audiences and critics in Melbourne all agreed.

“4 stars – Angelico steals the show as Daphna. Giving a performance as dogged and untameable as her character’s frizz of hair, she remains strangely likeable in spite of all the abrasive dysfunction on display” The Age

“4 stars – …excellent performances” The Australian Jewish News

“5 stars…expertly produced” Theatre People

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with one of the main stars Maria Angelico


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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

hits  Perth    for  three  huge  nights  of  laughter    

Line up  includes Cal  Wilson,  Hannah  Gadsby,  Nath  Valvo,    Xavier  Michelides  and Wil  Sylvince  

Featuring  a  wealth  of  comedy  brilliance  from  Australia  and  beyond,  the  Melbourne  International  Comedy  Festival  Roadshow  comes  to  Perths  His  Majestys  Theatre  this  June  for  three  nights  only.   Seventeen  years  and  growing  year  on  year,  Roadshow  features  a  diverse  group  of  comedians  covering  all  styles,  and  provides  comedy  lovers  all  over  the  country  with  a  chance  to  see  performers  they  may  not  have  seen  before,  but  will  definitely  want  to  see  again.    

 Perth’s  hand  picked  lineup  is  the  hilarious,  fearless,  assured  and  worldclass  stand  up,  Cal  Wilson;  awardwinning  Australian  comedian,  who  thinks  quickly  and  moves  slowly,  Hannah  Gadbsy  (as  seen  on  ABC  TV’s  Adam  Hills  Tonight  and  Please  Like  Me);  the  brutally  honest  and  razor  sharp,  Nath  Valvo  (as  seen  on  The  Project  and  ABC’s  Dirty  Laundry);  Perth  born,  largerthanlife,  standup  comedian  writer  and  performer,  Xavier  Michelides;  and  New  York’s  Wil  Sylvince  takes  a  break  from  touring  alongside  the  likes  of  Gabriel  Iglesias  and  the  Wayans  Brothers  to  make  his  highly  anticipated  return  to  Australia.      

 From  Hobart  to  Hong  Kong,  Swan  Hill  to  Singapore,  Coffs  Harbour  to  Kuala  Lumpur  and  Margaret  River  to  Marysville,  the  Roadshow  presents  100  shows  in  regional  towns  and  city  centres  across  the  country,  then  taking  things  further  afield  with  an  international  tour  across  Asia.  

 2016  will  be  bigger  and  better  than  ever  so  comedy  lovers  are  urged  not  to  miss  out!    

 “Laughs  are  guaranteed. Australian  Stage  

 “Brought  the  house  down  with  outrageous  comedy  and  tongueincheek  jokes.  Cessnock  Advertiser,  Cessnock  (NSW)  

 “I  almost  passed  out  from  laughter.  Harvey  Mail,  Bunbury  (WA)  

 For  town,  venue,  date  and  booking  details  for  the  Roadshow  visit  comedyfestival.com.au/roadshow.    

 Venue:       His  Majesty’s  Theatre    

Date:       Thursday  16    Saturday  18  June    Times:       8pm    

Tickets:     $45.88    

Bookings:   08  9484  1133  or  ticketek.com.au  

 For  all  media  enquiries  please  contact:  

Tiki  Menegola  at  TS  Publicity  tiki@tspublicity.com.au  l  03  9419  8837  l  0467  227  822  

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The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Will Sylvince.


Jimeoin

JimeionHailed as one of live comedy’s masters, Jimeoin’s shows are a fluid mixture of his signature observations and more razor-sharp take on the absurdities of everyday life.

As sharp as they come… Laser-accurate with his observational comedy… No one else raises so many laughs by doing so little – his expressive eyebrows deserve a spin-off gig of their own… Not so much stand-up comedian, more stand-up David Attenborough… This is comedy of the highest order, both distinctive and instantly accessible… Inspired!’
Evening Standard, London

The interview was conducted By Malti Elliott with Jimeoin about his upcoming show in Perth.

 


TAHIR: BOGANS, WOGS, ASIANS AND OTHER AUSSIE CITIZENS

wogsYou’ve seen him on Here Come the Habibs  nowTahir returns to Perthafter a sold out 2015 Festival with his brand new show.

Tahir explores the notion of racism in a light-hearted and jam-packed show that with his usual signature audience participation.

Australia is a melting pot of culture and Tahir will explain all the ingredients. Illegals, convicts, refugees and Centrelink members all welcome. Grab a bogan and a bunch of your ethnic friends and come have a laugh. This show contains a full mullet and a kebab with sweet and sour sauce

As seen on Pizza and the Housos, come and join Tahir for an hour of comedy this Fringe Festival.

All backgrounds are welcome, however Americans are required to check their ignorance at the door. Arabic people must agree to submit to random* backpack searches. Asians are required to show driver’s license on entry and one lucky audience member will win a luxury cruise straight to Christmas Island**.

Book now. It would be un-Australian not to. You wouldn’t want to be racist.

“a natural brilliant comedian”- THE AGE, Melbourne

“…really knows how to work an audience”- TELEGRAPH, Sydney

“this guy knows what he is doing … super timing and delivery”  – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

LISTING DETAILS
Tahir:                    Bogans, Wogs, Asians and Other Aussie Citizens

Venue:                                 Mt Lawley Bowling Club
Dates:                   4-7 May, 2016
Times:                   7:00pm

Tickets:                 $30-$35

Bookings:            Ticketek PH: : 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Tahir.


SPEEDMOUSE

umbUMBILICAL BROTHERS RETURN WITH SMASH HIT

The Umbilical Brothers are an international comedy phenomenon who have so far won a couple of BAFTAS’s, an Emmy, the Critics Choice at Edinburgh Fringe and the Helpman Award for Best Comedy Performers, to name a few. They have performed in 37 countries with 5 different shows. Now they are returning home with one of their most beloved ones, SPEEDMOUSE.

Full of the stuff you love best, Speedmouse is a live action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two men create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five star reviews and numerous awards including best stage production and best international show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world.

Join them in celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Speedmouse with a limited live theatrical run. If you haven’t seen this show live, you should. Really.

“Speedmouse is Marcel Marceau on really good drugs” – Sydney Morning Herald

“Sublime comedy” NY Time

‘It’s like watching two freeze-framed freaks trapped inside a diabolical VCR of the human soul’ Glasgow Herald

“An entire evening of face-achingly funny and wildly inventive theatrical genius” – Revolver

LISTING DETAILS
The Umbilical Brothers: Speedmouse
Venue: The Regal Theatre
Dates: Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May 2016
Times: 7:00pm (6pm Sunday)
Tickets: $49.90
All bookings through Ticketek.com.au

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with one of the cast Shane Dundas.


 

THE WEDDING RECEPTION

– a new immersive comedy by the producers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

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Interactive Theatre International presents:

 

THE WEDDING RECEPTION

Boasting 5* reviews from premières in London Covent Garden, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, this new immersive comedy from the producers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience makes its Australia debut!

 

The low-down…

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Will & Kate’s dream was for a small intimate wedding – but Kate’s Mum, Lynne, had other plans! In a bid for peace, a compromise was reached, and the happy couple tied the knot in a registry office so that Lynne’s lavish reception could go ahead without fuss… though ‘without fuss’ isn’t quite how it turns out!

Be a guest at The Wedding Reception. It’s a 2½-hour comedy that’s immersive, highly improvised, and as interactive as you want it to be. And, in true wedding reception style, it even includes a sit-down dinner – with cake! Join the party. It’s a roller-coaster journey full of fun, frolics… and more than a few surprises.

– ‘Brilliant interactive theatre – highly entertaining… highly recommended!’ FringeReview,Edinburgh Fringe

The Wedding Reception is a new immersive comedy by the producers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. It features four award-winning actors in multiple roles. It premièred at Brighton Fringe last year, then moved on to London Covent Garden and Edinburgh Fringe – receiving great reviews all the way. It’s back at all three locations this year, as well as doing a weekend in Raffles Singapore and tours in the UK and Australia.

– ‘I have not been privy to immersive theatre this effective since Punchdrunk… remarkably clever and funny’ Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe

‘A great, fun new concept that you can’t fault’ West End Wilma, London Covent Garden

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Rebecca Norris.

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 AUSTRALIA TOUR DATES – THE WEDDING RECEPTION – APRIL-MAY 2016

NB: PG (occasional strong language and sexual innuendo)

 19-20 April: The Deck Marina Bar & Restaurant, 21 Spinnaker Road, Port Geographe, WA 6280

22 April: The Woodvale Tavern, 143 Trappers Drive, Woodvale, WA 6026

23 April: Rigby’s Bar & Bistro, 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000

26-27 April: Caves House Hotel, 18 Yallingup Beach Rd, Yallingup, WA 6282


Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents

Paul Foot (UK)

An Evening with Mr Paul Foot

TWO-TIME NOMINEE: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award

WINNER: Best International Act Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals

footGuild of Paul Foot Connoisseurs rejoice! The professor of obstinate folly is back on Australian shores with one very special hour of insatiable madness that will look back at some of our most treasured disturbances from the world’s most hilarious mulletted man.

A caboodle of burning church keys flying through the debonair strike Clumpy Claud in his unclerical face. Seaside divorcees clatter as a parliament of owls descends. Shower gel pens were fine; mandatory mandarins are too far.

How is Lady Cheddar’s premiere cheddar collection holding up? Does the cooked breakfast at the B&B still lay

cold and untouched? Is the prawn and sesame seed raviolo still hidden in a toilet? Are Clydesdale horses still as homophobic as ever? Then there was the great wheat intolerance outbreak of 1998…

Paul Foot is back to tackle only the most serious issues in his wholly fictional universe, one that we have happily resided in since he first graced the country’s comedy stages five years ago.

No stranger to Australia’s small screen, Mr Foot has been seen on the likes of ABC TV’s 2014 Pub Quiz, UKTV’s Would I Lie To You?, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Comedy Central’s The Alternative Comedy Experience. He has been nominated twice for the coveted Barry Award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and was voted Best International Act at both the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals.

‘His lunacy is truly inspired and remarkably structured… dreams are rarely this weird and wonderful.’

Herald Sun ****

‘Sublime, original and brilliant.’- The Independent

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Paul Foot.


She’s got it… It’s the Fame Factor

The vFamous sharronery famous (for absolutely nothing), Famous Sharron presents Fame Factor.

This Perth Comedy Festival, Shaz brings a hot show to her #famefans. It’s high energy, fabulous,

funny and unforgettable.

Fame Factor is Shazza’s first solo show and focuses on her backstory, life and how she became

so incredibly famous. Want to get famous? Famous Sharron can show you how.

Perth’s favourite Perthonality is worth her weight in Gold Logies, she’s been on every TV Channel,

and all over the internets. You’ve seen her on Sunrise, The Project, Destination WA, WA

Weekender; in Elle Magazine, TV Week… and now you can see her live and grab a selfie!

Don’t forget to BYO Selfie Sticks.

Dubbed ‘Queen of the Fringe’ – The West Australian

Winner of ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ 2014 – FRINGE WORLD

LISTING DETAILS

Famous Sharron: Fame Factor

Venue: His Majesty’s Theatre

Dates: Thu 5th May, Fri 6th May, Sat 7th May

Time: 8.15pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Tickets: $22.86 – $26.86

Recommended for: Ages 15+

All bookings through Ticketek

The interview was conducted by Malti Elliott with famous Sharron


 

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Mark David Management Presents   – Sean Woodland – Party!

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Woody is back, with a show about the one aspect of Australian life that none of us can escape – Parties! He’s spent more than 40 years researching them and knows that if we put as much effort into space travel as we do enjoying ourselves, we’d have conquered Mars long ago.

Parties are synonymous with the Aussie way of life. Whatever the reason – a one-year olds birthday, a BBQ, a pyramid-selling Tupperware party, a funeral, a Star Wars gathering for adult virgins, or even the more formal dinner party – we’ll celebrate it in style, or sometimes with a complete lack of.

All we need is a vague reason, people and that one crucial ingredient, alcohol. What could possibly go wrong with that combination? Well, plenty actually. And a lot can go right too. So, come and see Woody’s new show to find out what.

BYO sense of humour.

Has more fhan fhe average number of laughs up his sleeve…Do Woodland and yourself a favour and get along.” – The Adelaide Advertiser

“His understated punchlines and observations will resonate for a long time” – RipitUp

Venue: Regal Theatre 474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008

Times: Wed 4th may – Sat 7th May 2016 7.00pm

Tickets: $ 15 – $22   Bookings: www.perthcomedyfestival.com

Media contact: mark@markdavidmanagement.com.au Office: 02 9300 9060

A bit more about Sean.

Woody burst onto the comedy scene in formidable style, within two years the likable, straight shooter had won Australia’s richest open mic competition, the ‘Quest for the Best’ and Sydney’s iconic Crows Nesf Hotel Comedy Competition, before going on to make the RAW Comedy State Final and then finishing runner-up at the nationally acclaimed Green Faces Comedy Competition.

Now in his third national comedy festival show, the genuine, authentic character pursues comedy with the same dedication he used when walking 1000 kms across Spain and when he was lost on foot in the North Pole.

His material is intelligent, relatable and honest, meaning that the shy kid from a place called Yarrawonga now performs internationally and is one of the most sort after club comics in Australia.

Not limited to the stage Woody has written books and is also a freelance writer, having numerous satirical pieces published in Australian magazines and newspapers.

The interview has been conducted by Malti Elliott with this amazing comedian Sean Woodland


Andrew Barnett

Andrew Barnett2Andrew Barnett will make his Perth Comedy Festival debut in 2016.

After six years performing throughout the East Coast, Andrew Barnett is bring his hit

Sydney Fringe Festival show to the West Coast. Part time stay at home Dad, full time

smart arse, Andrew Barnett is a fixture of the Sydney comedy scene and has established

himself as a crowd favourite wherever he performs.

The Funny One – Ever since they got married Andrew and his wife have been locked in an

ongoing argument as to which of them is The Funny One in their relationship. Andrew is an

accomplished Comedian who has worked with some of the finest local and international

comedians working today. In 2015 Andrew won the comedy prize in the ANZ Blue Rooms

Competition as part of the Sydney Morning Herald’s prestigious Spectrum Now Festival.

The Daily Telegraph describes Andrew’s as “quick witted, sharp tongued”.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Andrew’s wife maintains that she is funnier than him.

Andrew’s 2016 Perth Comedy Festival Show is a full throated justification for his claim on

the title of the Funny One. Andrew intends to make his case and let the good people of

Perth decide whether it is he or his wife who is indeed The Funny One.

Show Details:

The Funny One

Wed May 4th – Sat May 7th 8:15pm

Sun May 8th 7:15pm

Mount Lawley Bowling Club

Tickets Available at: http://perthcomedyfestival.com

The interview was recorded by Malti Elliott with Andrew Barnett .


Tommy Tiernan

Tommy tiernan1Adrian Bohm Presents are thrilled to announce that Tommy Tiernan will bring his brand new show Out Of The Whirlwind to Australia in   April 2016.

 

 

“Tommy Tiernan tore it apart and stole the show with some intense and painfully funny storytelling.”

The Irish Times

Now entering his 20th year as a stand up comedian, having won every award going and still as passionate as ever about the adventure of storytelling and comedy, Irelands number one comedian is also starting to take some very exciting risks. There’s no manners on him, profound, dark, and silly too, his performance mesmerises in a way that is joyful, uplifting, inspirational and most importantly always breathtakingly funny.

“There is a spirituality to Tiernan that makes him stand out.  The church’s loss is comedy’s gain… Imperious.”

The Standard

There is something zeitgeisty about Tommy. He taps in to the wider consciousness and manages to express what some people feel deeply but might not have an opportunity to express themselves while always retaining his great charm and roguishness that allows him to say things others just couldn’t get away with.

Tommy Tiernan’s show comes to Perth on the 25th April for ONE DAY  ONLY

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with Tommy Tiernan.


 Best of three delivers a range of comedy

 A stairway to heaven

A TRIO of tales comes to Rigby’s Bar and Bistro this March, as three short plays by Perth playwright Johnny Grim are brought to life.

 Presented by A lad in sane productions [all lower case correct], Stairway to Heaven, White Roses and Profound Moments were selected by previous audiences who described them as plays they would like to see one more time.

 In White Roses, a man finds himself at the pub after his wife of 30 years walks out on him – and he’s hopeful his best friend’s intimate knowledge of women can help bring her back.

 Stairway to Heaven is set at the Pearly Gates, as Robbie tries to find out why he is in limbo and what’s to become of him.

 The award-winning Profound Moments finds Anne in the pub after a dinner date has gone horribly wrong, joining friends Dawn, Sandra and Yvonne where she can tell them about her nightmare experience.

 The show picked up awards for best comedy, best original play and best supporting actor at the 2011 Hills Festival of Theatre.

 Grim, who also directs his three plays, confessed he had no idea where the inspiration for his writing came from.

 “Strange seeds of ideas just pop into my head and sometimes the seed germinates,” he said.

 “These three plays are ones that sprouted successfully.”

 A lad in sane productions was formed by Grim in 2006, staging 15 productions in a variety of venues including the Old Mill, Phoenix, Camelot and Latvian Centre Theatres and Midland Junction and Don Russell Performing Arts Centres.

 Grim was named best new writer at the 2009 and 2010 Dramafests, the annual state drama festival, and has several plays listed with South Australia’s Moore Books and Lazy Bee Scripts in England.

 He said he isn’t fazed at the prospect of directing his own works.

 “Having a talented bunch of actors at my disposal, I should think I would do no more than point them in the direction of the turnstiles,” Grim said.

 Stairway to Heaven, White Roses and Profound Moments play 8pm March 16, 17, 18 and 19 and 6pm March 20. All tickets $20 except March 19 which includes dinner and show for $60 – book at www.trybooking.com/172604.

The interview was done by Jane Sherwood with one of the cast Willy Smeets.

 Please note: these shows are rated MA and contain coarse language and adult themes.


MASTER MENTALIST

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY LJK & DUETLior suchard jpg

LIOR SUCHARD

MASTER MENTALIST

Following his sold out Sydney tour in May 2015 and back by popular demand, Lior Suchard, Master Mentalist is returning for a national Australian Tour with an even bigger, more mesmerising show.

Will you believe he can read your mind? Lior Suchard can delve into your innermost thoughts and know what you are going to say even before you do. His outstanding performances of mind-reading, thought-influencing, prediction and telekinesis have earned him international acclaim as one of the world’s top supernatural entertainers and gained him entry into the inner circle of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities and world political leaders.

Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard first created a storm in 2007 when he was chosen as the winner of the highly rated international TV show ‘The Successor’ to officially take over from the celebrated mystifier, Uri Geller. Since then he has performed with enormous success in 42 countries around the world, regularly appears on prime time TV and worked his magic on stars like Jerry Seinfeld, Kim Kardashian, Zac Efron and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He performed for thousands at Barbara Streisand’s 70th Birthday and has appeared multiple times on the ‘Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno.

Lior Suchard is a living, breathing example of what is possible through the power of the mind. Join the celebrities and thousands of fans who have witnessed Lior Suchard and get ready to believe the unbelievable.

“BELIEVE THE UNBELEIVABLE!” – Bill Gates

“INCREDIBLE” Alicia Keys

“AWESOME! Leonardo Dicaprio

“BEST IN THE WORLD” Larry King

The interview was conducted by Malti Elliott with Lior Suchard


Arj Barker Arj

What are you waiting for? Hop on in and let’s ride. There’s plenty of room in here. Join me and together we’ll contemplate everything from the social evolution of humanity, to the intriguing and elusive nature of non- sexually derived boners. I’ll even mention fondue at some point, and that’s a promise. So take a load off your mind and get into mine already!

Arj Barker is arguably Australia’s favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.
‘A true alchemist who takes observations and transmutes them into comedy gold…’ Independent on Sunday, UK
‘Slick, talented and completely in control’ Scotland Times, UK

‘A must see for anyone who loves a laugh. ****’ Adelaide Now

Listen to an interview by Malti with Arj Barker


One Man, One Guvnor

Twenty years ago Britain’s favourite publican turned politician Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense, holding back a tide of bottled beer and ninny state nonsense.
To celebrate this milestone, the Guv is bringing his new live show One Man, One Guvnor to Australia performing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth

“Firing on both comedy barrels ★★★★”
Metro

Al Murray
Al Murray is one of the most recognisable and successful comics in the UK with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord.
Al has hosted an array of TV series over the last few years: Compete for the Meat (Dave) saw teams battle it out to win the coveted prize of a frozen chicken. His British comedy award winning series, Al Murray’s Happy Hour, has delighted both viewers and critics alike with his no nonsense treatment of his celebrity guests. He is also one of the few stand-up comedians to be asked by ITV to perform two Audience with’s…. Al’s sitcom Time Gentlemen Please has become something of a modern day cult classic and his series, Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1) saw him introduce a whole host of new characters and demonstrate his vast comedic range.
He has also released eight best-selling live DVDs My Gaff, My Rules, Glass of White Wine for the Lady, Giving it Both Barrels, Live at the Palladium, The Beautiful British Tour, Barrel of Fun, The Only Way is Epic and One Man, One Guvnor.
Out of character, Al is the host of 7 Day Sunday a weekly programme for BBC Radio 5. He recently filmed two specials, Al Murray’s Great British War Movies and Al Murray’s Great British Spy Movies. He has also hosted Al Murray’s German Adventure, an historical series about the art and culture of Germany (without mentioning the War) and guest edited the New Year’s Day episode of The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.
Al’s huge stand-up tours have made him one of the most popular live comedy acts in the UK, with sell out shows including the O2 Arena. He won the Perrier Award (after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both of his celebrated sell-out West End runs. Internationally, Al has forged an enviable reputation with numerous sell-out runs in Melbourne, Sydney, Montreal and New Zealand.
The Pub Landlord’s Book of British Common Sense was a best-selling title when published in both paperback and hardback with 300,000 sales. His second hit book Think Yourself British was published in hardback in 2009 and was followed in 2010 with his ultimate pub quiz book The Pub Landlord’s Great British Pub Quiz Book. In 2013, Al released his first out of character book, Watching War Films with my Dad.

PRESENTED BY ADRIAN BOHM

IN ASSOCIATION WITH AVALON PROMOTIONS

Listen to an interview conducted by Malti Elliott with Al Murray.


 

Comedy Shackcomedy shack

We have a spectacular night of world class live comedy for you, come down to Rigby’s Bar & Bistro on St Georges Tce Perth, where the Comedy Shack will bring the laughs all night long. Perfect way to unwind after a big day of work in the city.

It’s a new line-up every show, here are some of the acts we have had on our stage.. Wil Anderson – Dave O’Neil, Glenn Robbins, Pete Rosethorn, Chris ” The Bloke ” Franklin – Colin Cole (UK) – Brad Oakes – Michael Chamberlin (Melb, Skithouse), Joel Creasey and many more, It’s always fresh and a whole bunch of fun.comedy shack2

Come down a little earlier after work with your group and enjoy a meal at Rigby’s Bar & Bistro – choose from the extensive food and beverage menu, something fresh and delicious to tantalize your taste buds.

Tickets Online: $25 On Door cash only $35.

Doors at 7 & show 8:00pm sharp so please arrive early if you’re wanting to have dinner.

An interview conducted by Malti with Sami Shah


Lawrence Mooney – Surely Not!Lawrence mooney

As seen on Dirty Laundry Live and It’s A Date on ABC TV, Lawrence Mooney presents his Award winning show – Surely Not!

Surely Not! is a storm of ripping stand up that follows Lawrence and his brothers on a road trip after the death of a favourite uncle.

Lawrence Mooney is best known as the host of his own hilarious show, Dirty Laundry Live, on ABC TV. This edgy, irreverent, comedy panel show is in its third series and fast becoming a cult favourite.

Lawrence is of course first and foremost one of this country’s most celebrated Stand Up comedians nominated for The Barry Award at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015 and winner of Best Show at The Sydney Comedy Festival 2015.

“Lawrence Mooney in his natural habitat is an absolute joy and right now, he’s performing some of his best work yet.” The-Music. ★★★★

“A stand-up comic at the top of his game, a master-class in humour.” Clothesline ★★★★

“He has the audience crying with laughter” The Adelaide Advertiser

Click to listen to an interview with Lawrence by Malti Elliott


Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow hits Perth for four colossal nights of hilarity

Line up includes: Tommy Dean (MC), Lloyd Langford, Tegan Higginbotham, Elbowskin and Rhys NicholsonTommy dean

His Majesty’s Theatre, 18-21 June

Be prepared for laughs a plenty as we let our most loved comedians loose in Perth for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow.

Sixteen years and still going strong the Roadshow will feature some of the best home-grown talent and international superstars from this year’s Festival, visiting over 75 destinations across Australia.

The Perth roll call is: one of Australia’s most popular new storytellers Tegan Higginbotham, the country’s favourite musical comedy duo Elbowskin, Wales’ freshest comedy export Lloyd Langford (as seen on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News and more), the sartorially splendid Rhys Nicholson and American stand-up star Tommy Dean as MC.

From Hobart to Hong Kong, Swan Hill to Singapore, Coffs Harbour to Kuala Lumpur and Margaret River to Marysville, the Roadshow presents 100 shows in regional towns and city centres across the country, then taking things further afield with an international tour across East Asia and India.

2015 will be bigger and better than ever so comedy lovers are urged not to miss out! “A couple of the funniest nights you’ll have this year.” Manning River Times (Taree) “Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit.” Daily Examiner, Grafton (NSW)

“Five International comedians….brought the house down with their witty punch lines, which came a dime a dozen.” The Times of India (India)
Click to listen to an interview with Tommy by Malti Elliott

Venue:                       His Majesty’s Theatre

Date:                       Thursday 18-Sunday 21 June

Times:                     8pm Thursday – Saturday, 7pm Sunday

Tickets:                               $41 – $51

Bookings:                       08 9484 1133

For all media enquiries please contact:
Emma Costello at TS Publicity emma@tspublicity.com.au   03 9419 8837 I 0421 201 344


Puppetry of the penisPuppetry of the Penis

Get out and catch the latest offering from the team of testicular twisters in a hilarious vaudeville romp that will leave you in stitches.

As always, expect to see shameless buck naked men incorporating the latest CGI and Live video projection with some funky tunes and new tricks in this brand new genitalia spectacular!! Come on! Come along and Cackle at our nuts!!

MEDIA QUOTES
“If you’ve heard of Puppetry of the Penis, and are on the fence about going to it, think no more, and book your tickets right now for the show. What’s more… bring your mum and nan along too..” Australian Stage
‘It’s Big, it’s proud, and it’s ours’ The Age

“…raucous laughter” – 4 stars. Fringe Review UK

“An entertaining, interactive and gob-smacking performance” Aspire Magazine

puppetryofthepenis.com
twitter.com/PuppetryoftheP

APPEARING AT:
Regal Theatre
8th and 9th May
Ticketek.com.au or 132 849
Listen to an interview with Greg Chivers conducted by Malti Elliott.


joel osborne

Joel Ozborn

Joel originally began honing his comedy on the street, which resulted in him winning the “Street Performer Of The Year” competition presented by the Sydney Opera House. Not long after that Joel took his comedy overseas to California’s Venice Beach, and over the following few years he toured America with internationally renowned comedian/magician The Amazing Johnathan.

Upon returning home to Australia Joel became a regular in comedy clubs across Australia and South East Asia. He has performed regularly at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Sydney Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. He has also embarked on countless national and international theatre tours with Akmal Saleh, Arj Barker, Jimeoin & Anh Do.

2014 saw Joel take his own show to theatres around Australia and also join forces with Jimeoin in the SBS TV program The Full Brazilian, and act in a role (ok, admittedly a small role) in the upcoming Carl Barron film Manny Lewis. This Adelaide Fringe will see Joel Ozborn Be Here Now in a hilarious hour of comedy!

“Joel’s style of comedy is in a category not occupied by any other comedian; the spontaneous standing ovation said it all. Outstanding!” Rip It Up

“He’s disarming; he’s accessible without being common; articulate and clever without being smug… bloody funny.” The Age

Click the image to listen to an interview with Joel Ozborn by Malti Elliott.


 

Joel Creasey

Joel Creasey

From the Jungle to Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Australia’s Hottest Comedian Joel Creasey is Making Us Roar With Laughter

For over 5 weeks Joel Creasey has been the hilariously sassy, sharp-tongued contestant on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! that has kept audiences entertained every night.

Australia’s hottest comedian is now heading straight to Perth from South Africa for a tremendous line-up of shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival starting from March 26 until April 19.

2014 was a whirlwind of success for Australia’s ‘Acid Tongue Prince’, 24-year-old Joel Creasey. It concluded with a stellar season of solo theatre shows in New York, LA and London. Joel returned home earlier this year for the world premier of his new stand-up show, ‘The Hurricane’, which instantly sold out 3 shows in his hometown at Perth Fringe Festival. From there he departed Western Australia to South Africa for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! where Australia fell in love with his flamboyant sense of humour.

The witty comedian is now on his way to an astounding 24 stand-up shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival during March and April.

Joel Creasey is receiving rave reviews globally from his solo stand-up shows such as five stars from Timeout New York, “A master raconteur” from the New York Advocate and from the beloved queen of comedy, Joan Rivers “He’s a f**king star! I love him!”. I’ve been shaking my money maker all over the world but now I’m back and am so excited to be performing my brand new show in my home country! So drop everything and come along to play with me. Strap in bitches, a hurricane is coming!”

Click the image to listen to a recording of an interview with Joel Creasey who stars in his own show “ The Hurricane”. The interview was conducted by Malti Elliott.