Australian Sense of humour
Australians are known the world over for their quirky sense of humour. Whichever state one professes as their home, there’s a comedy club nearby that’s keeping the funny bone tickled by local as well as international acts. In more recent years, the stand-up comedy industry has grown by leaps and bounds attracting diverse audiences. With Australia offering comedians a wide platform to stage their craft and receptive audiences to boot, it is no wonder that local and foreign acts enjoy performing in this country. To keep abreast of the latest acts in Australia read on for some popular comedians who will perform in the land down under in the coming month.
American Grammy nominee and Emmy winner, Wayne Brady is set to unleash his funniest set in Perth in the month of June. Brady who shot to fame with the famous “Whose Line Is It Anyway” is also remembered for his remarkable performance in the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Expect the unexpected is what attendees of a Brady show will discover during their 90 minutes of engagement with the star. The actor cum comedian is unscripted and often throws in a musical act in his set. The star that moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s has considerable experience in theatre as well as television. He has performed in guest roles on the television series “I’ll fly Away,” and “Heat of the night” in the 1980s. Brady was also named as Rookie of the Year at the Sak Theatre’s award show in 1992. Known for his ingenious lure of humour and wonderful singing talent, Brady is not to be missed.
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Comedy Central’s Daily Show host Trevor Noah will be heading to Australia yet again to treat his fans to some stripped down humour. The South African native is scheduled to perform a string of shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth to Melbourne. Having previously performed in 2016, the new shows will be a rekindling of past successes and an opportunity for the comedian to touch base with his loyal fans. Known for his convincing accents and impersonations, Noah is fluent in eight languages and took over the popular Daily Show from long time host Jon Stewart three years ago. The show includes segments of discussions based on the current week’s local and international events and includes humorous satirical sets as well. Noah has made it to the Time list of the 100 most influential people in 2018 and is definitely one to watch.
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For Kitty Flanagan garnering laughs from her audience is the ultimate high as a standup comedian. Flanaganas shows are much sought after and audiences will recall her performances from “The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.” In addition, she has also played the unforgettable character of Rhonda on the Australian TV series “Utopia.” The Australian native wears many hats including that of writer, comedian and actor. She has performed all across Australia as well as in the United Kingdom and in Europe. In March of this year, the comedian released an autobiographical work centering around her career titled, “Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies.” A highly seasoned professional Flanagan is another comedic gem that knows her audience inside out. Expect to leave her show with some soreness, from the uncontrollable laughs she is sure to bring along.
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