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Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show

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Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show

- A Perth pub broke into hysterics when US actor and comedian Chris Rock took to the stage for a surprise stand-up performance. Bar manager Megan Thomas was working at The Charles Hotel on Thursday night when Rock, 52, dropped in and stepped on stage to grab the microphone. She said the 150 patrons — who had paid $20 a ticket for the regular Thursday night comedy gig — were thrilled when Rock got up to perform
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After a near-death experience, comedy alleviates Sarah Silverman's PTSD pain

theage.com.au

After a near-death experience, comedy alleviates Sarah Silverman's PTSD pain

- Sarah Silverman almost died last year. She has regularly contemplated this unnerving fact in the 10 months since she received emergency surgery, having initially sought treatment for what she presumed was a basic throat infection. "It all happened so fast," she says. "It's really crazy that I am alive." The 46-year-old comedian's problems began with a persistent sore throat that developed on a stand-up comedy tour last year
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Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Joel Creasey's Poser has 'funny moments' at best

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Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 review: Joel Creasey's Poser has 'funny moments' at best

- COMEDY FESTIVAL. JOEL CREASEY: POSER ★★Max Watts. Until April 23. I might be on the outer here, but when I go to a comedy festival show I do like to see comedy. Maybe it is asking too much. The title of Joel Creasey's comedy festival show maybe should have been a giveaway that I wasn't going to be seeing comedy but, instead, enduring an hour of him telling me how famous he is and how many famous people he knows
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Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017: What to see this weekend

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Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017: What to see this weekend

- One week into the festival and comedians from Australia and abroad have hit the ground running, with more great acts still to come.
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Comedy Festival 2017: Comedian Nick Cody’s favourite joke

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Comedy Festival 2017: Comedian Nick Cody’s favourite joke

- NICK Cody is your regular, meat and three veg kind of comedian. He is a down-to-earth, relatable, real, larrikin laughmeister. His charming, self-deprecating style immediately endears him to audiences, and his hilariously inappropriate I-definiteily-should’t-be-laughing-at-this-but-it’s-too-hilarious-not-too humour has garnered him a cult following of fans. At only 29 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over the globe, made his US late-night television debut on CONAN, performed at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and played to packed houses around the world on his solo stand-up tours
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Comedy Festival 2017: Sketch comedians Aunty Donna in new show

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Comedy Festival 2017: Sketch comedians Aunty Donna in new show

- THE Farce is strong with these three. Australian sketch comedy act, Aunty Donna (Broden Kelly, Zachary Ruane and Mark Samual Bonanno), a runaway hit at last year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, are back for another round with a new show called Big Boys. “The rooms we’re playing are a bit bigger than usual. We’ll try to make it look stadium-esque,” Kelly said
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Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers

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Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers

- PowerPoint presentations, detailed research and interviews with experts are usually the remit of university lecturers. But for comedian Tom Ballard, they're all part of his show Boundless Plains to Share, a 70-minute comedy lecture he will present at the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the end of March. "I'm like a lecturer at uni, except I'm cool, I swear, I show funny photos," he said. "It's very funny. There's jokes about me, there's a photo of my bum, Peter Dutton's ridiculous - funny was a constant theme
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Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers

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Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers

- PowerPoint presentations, detailed research and interviews with experts are usually the remit of university lecturers. But for comedian Tom Ballard, they're all part of his show Boundless Plains to Share, a 70-minute comedy lecture he will present at the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the end of March. "I'm like a lecturer at uni, except I'm cool, I swear, I show funny photos," he said. "It's very funny. There's jokes about me, there's a photo of my bum, Peter Dutton's ridiculous - funny was a constant theme
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  • Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show
    Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show

    , abc.net.au

    A Perth pub broke into hysterics when US actor and comedian Chris Rock took to the stage for a surprise stand-up performance. Bar manager Megan Thomas was working at The Charles Hotel on Thursday night when Rock, 52, dropped in and stepped on stage to grab the microphone. She said the 150 patrons — who had paid $20 a ticket for the regular Thursday night comedy gig — were thrilled when Rock got up to perform
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  • After a near-death experience, comedy alleviates Sarah Silverman's PTSD pain
    After a near-death experience, comedy alleviates Sarah Silverman's PTSD pain

    , theage.com.au

    Sarah Silverman almost died last year. She has regularly contemplated this unnerving fact in the 10 months since she received emergency surgery, having initially sought treatment for what she presumed was a basic throat infection. "It all happened so fast," she says. "It's really crazy that I am alive." The 46-year-old comedian's problems began with a persistent sore throat that developed on a stand-up comedy tour last year
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  • Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers
    Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers

    , theage.com.au

    PowerPoint presentations, detailed research and interviews with experts are usually the remit of university lecturers. But for comedian Tom Ballard, they're all part of his show Boundless Plains to Share, a 70-minute comedy lecture he will present at the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the end of March. "I'm like a lecturer at uni, except I'm cool, I swear, I show funny photos," he said. "It's very funny. There's jokes about me, there's a photo of my bum, Peter Dutton's ridiculous - funny was a constant theme
    Read More ...

     

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  • Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers
    Comedian Tom Ballard on Aussies who love a fair go - just not for asylum seekers

    , theage.com.au

    PowerPoint presentations, detailed research and interviews with experts are usually the remit of university lecturers. But for comedian Tom Ballard, they're all part of his show Boundless Plains to Share, a 70-minute comedy lecture he will present at the Brisbane Comedy Festival at the end of March. "I'm like a lecturer at uni, except I'm cool, I swear, I show funny photos," he said. "It's very funny. There's jokes about me, there's a photo of my bum, Peter Dutton's ridiculous - funny was a constant theme
    Read More ...

     

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  • Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show
    Chris Rock leaves Perth pub crowd 'in tears' with surprise Charles Hotel comedy show

    , abc.net.au

    A Perth pub broke into hysterics when US actor and comedian Chris Rock took to the stage for a surprise stand-up performance. Bar manager Megan Thomas was working at The Charles Hotel on Thursday night when Rock, 52, dropped in and stepped on stage to grab the microphone. She said the 150 patrons — who had paid $20 a ticket for the regular Thursday night comedy gig — were thrilled when Rock got up to perform
    Read More ...

     

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    Tags: Comedy |  Comedy Shows | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Western |  Perth |