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Comedians

Pommy Johnson

Pommy Johnson is a live-wire stand-up comedian who has toured extensively.

 

His act is versatile and well suited to a wide cross section of audiences and situations. In 1993 he worked the comedy circuit in London and still embarks on regular tours all over Australia performing at a wide range of venues including clubs, pubs, ski resorts, campuses and corporate events.

 

His singing and guitar playing goes off the deep end! Parodies include Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, The Who, plus many more celebrities that need a good shake up. You’ll be falling on the ground with his fast pace, laugh-a-minute antics from corporate to full bore blue comedy.

 

Your granny will laugh and your mates will blush with topical and nostalgic subjects - you just don’t know what he might say, but bet you your funny bone you’ll be crying!

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Dave Callan

Dave Callan is easily the hairiest comedian in Australia.

 

He is a versatile and highly entertaining comedian, writer and performer. Dave has also been mistaken for Chewbacca, Jesus and The Wild Man from Borneo.

 

Dave Callan is best known from his years on Rove Live and hosting Saturday nights on Triple J.

 

Dave has also appeared on Spicks and Specks, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, The Footy Show, and Hey Hey Its Saturday.

 

The Irish Australian is in his element live on stage and is always outstanding, generous and hilarious. He has performed in New York, Edinburgh and across Asia and Australia.

 

'David Callan, complete with thick Irish accent... is a real gem to watch. Gone are the racist, drug and genital jokes. Instead, he puts a bizarre twist on the clichéd rituals of life.'

Chris Wainhouse

After a white-bred, middle class upbringing, Chris turned out an arty-trendy sort of try hard and a magnet for dominant women. A product of his environment, Chris lives a life of weird repetitions with no time for rational thought.

 

His sharp-witted and daringly clever act has seen him perform with many comic greats such as Vince Sorrenti, Bruno Lucia, Jeff Green (UK), John Maloney (UK), Mark Mayer (UK) and Steve Starr.

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Adam Rozenbachs

Adam Rozenbachs - stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster and ventriloquist dummy disliker - has steadily risen to become one of Australia's funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters.

"Think Jerry Seinfeld with a black heart." The Age

Adam has performed five successful Melbourne International Comedy Festival Shows: Wrong Way, Keep Going, Traces of Nut, the sell-out Singledumb, Repressed Memory Lane and the critically acclaimed Single dumber.

“His best show yet, In less capable hands, the "you know how" and "don't you hate it when" gags would be a parade of lame observations. But Rozenbachs has a remarkable ability to laser in on the things we think but don't say - or are too embarrassed to admit we do - with a fresh, edgy perspective. ☆☆☆☆”The Age, April 2011

Dave O'Neil

Dave O’Neil has been in the business of comedy for over 20 years.

 

He has performed at 12 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, at various comedy clubs nationally, and is one of Australia’s most recognisable stand-up comics.

 

“An atmosphere some comedians would kill to be able to generate, sitting in Dave O’Neil’s audience is genuinely to feel like you’ve stumbled into a relaxed conversation among friends… there’s an engaging affability… unprepossessingly good-spirited fun.” Chortle

 

“One of our most accomplished stand-ups” The Age

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Simon Palomares

Palomares was one of the creators and stars of the Wogs Out of Work comedy stage show, which later evolved into the Acropolis Now TV series.
 
He has performed comedy shows in the United States, Canada and Spain, where he performs stand-up in Spanish.
 
More recently, Palomares has toured Australia in a combination cooking program and stand-up comedy show called Palomares Cooks Calamares.
 
Palomares has worked as a writer in Madrid, Spain, for Lo Mas Plus, a nightly review program on Canal+, and directed a flamenco version of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne.

Hung Le

He headlined and got an encore in his very first stand up attempt.

 

Hung, the world’s first, best and tallest Vietnamese comic guarantees to spin your mind, dazzle your imagination and awaken your funny zones.

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Doug  Chappel

Doug has been a professional comedian for over 10 years, has toured Internationally, has been the headline act for every major comedy club in Australia. Along with headlining Comedy Clubs all over the UK, Ireland, Scotland and performed at the exclusive Jongleurs Comedy Club London and the World Famous London Comedy Store.

He has also been the feature comedian on P&O Cruise Ships and has performed in many successful comedy festival shows playing a variety of comical characters. He has also written and directed a variety of short films, television and theatre productions and had serious acting roles in Australian dramas, top 10 music video clips and has appeared in many commercials. An energetic performer with hilarious facial expressions, astute observation, and charm – it’s no wonder men want him and women want to be like him…um or vice versa.


Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett is one of Australia’s best Stand-up comedians. His career started in 1993 and since then Chris has mastered Stand up comedy. Chris’ hilarious audience interaction is second to none. Chris has earned a great reputation for entertaining audiences in any surroundings. His professionalism and unbelievably quick wit has launched him into many high profile positions over his career.

Apart from these high profile commitments, Chris' live stage shows are occasions not to be missed. Chris loves to do what he does best and that is stand up comedy. Whether AFL football club functions, high profile corporate events or wherever there is a stage, a microphone and an audience.  
You must see Chris Bennett live!

 

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Dave Thornton

Dave Thornton began stand-up by taking part in the heats of the Raw comedy competition in his home town of Geelong in 2002. It wasn't until 2007 that he made his debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, but the show - Euro:mission - was nominated for the best newcomer award, and he has returned to the festival each year since.
Starting from hosting the live chat show Studio A on Melbourne's community station Channel 13, Thornton has gone on to appear as a panelist on Good News Week, Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation and The 7pm Project. He was also a weekly team member on Channel 7’s panel show The White Room for both weeks it was on air.He also hosts his own Saturday morning radio show on Nova.
Thornton has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and the Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa.


George Kapiniaris

George Kapiniaris is one of this country's best loved comedy, music and TV stars - having had an incredible impact on Greek-Australian popular culture over the last twenty six years.
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Lawrence Mooney

“Rare to see an act so mature, refined and funny”……..  The Age
....but, not surprising when you consider the breadth of Lawrence Mooney’s experience in television (light entertainment, comedy and drama), radio, theatre and 12 years of live stand-up performances..
On the live circuit, he continues his stand-up ‘gigs’, and enjoys returning to the annual and much-acclaimed Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Lawrence is also a popular MC and Comedian on the corporate circuit, having performed for MADC (Melbourne Advertising & Design Club), Nokia, The Starlight Foundation, The RSL executive and AWU


Em O’Loughlin

In 2001 Emily was the first ever woman to win the National Raw Comedy Competition.  In 2002 she came 2nd nationally in the Greenfaces comedy competition. Then, she went on to work as a support act for Puppetry of the Penis 2001 & 2003.  One should never work with children, animals OR genitals!  Soon she was filling in for the breakfast crew on Adelaide’s MMM Radio. Then she took on the blousy role of Caprice Cerise in the Aussie feature movie The Honourable Wally Norman directed by Ted Emery of Kath and Kim fame.  She showed up next in Macleod’s Daughters where she played Constance, a lovely rural woman with a penchant for a tipple and a bawdy eye.
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