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Take Five With… Felicity Ward

– Pepa Wolfe
Take Five With… Felicity Ward

Felicity Ward is very honest. Painfully, brilliantly, hilariously honest.

Familiar to television audiences from her work on The Ronny Johns Half Hour and regular guest spots on the ABC’s Spicks and Specks and Channel 7’s Thank God You’re Here, the comedian is about to bring her self-depreciating, disarmingly charming self to Brisbane in her new show, Honestly.

Writing from Hong Kong, where she is currently touring with the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, Ward gave Life Music Media a brief taste of what is to come.
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Take Five With… Kat Davidson

By: Pepa Wolfe
Take Five With… Kat Davidson

Over the next three weeks, The Sit Down Comedy Club is presenting Ladies Comedy Night, featuring some of the best stand up around, male or female! With the likes of Kat Davidson, Fiona McGary and Melinda Buttle serving up the laughs, the stage is set for rollicking good time.

Life Music Media caught up with the super sly, super tall, super funny Kat Davidson on eve of their first show.
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Interview: Tom Ballard – comedian extraordinaire!

Interview: Elize Strydom
Knock Knock… Who’s there? Tom…. Tom who?
tom-ballardTom Ballard, the triple j Breakfast co-host and comedian extraordinaire. He’s only 20 but he’s already performed at comedy festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal. He was the youngest person ever to win the prestigious Best Newcomer award at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He’ll be in Brisbane soon for a run of solo shows called Cogito Ergo Some Funny (as part of the Brisbane Comedy Festival).
That’s not funny. Yeah, you’re right. But Mr Ballard is!

Life Music Media (LMM): Afternoon Tom! Have I woken you up? I’d say your sleeping patterns have changed a lot since starting in triple j Breakfast?

Tom Ballard (TB): Yes, I used to sleep until 12 and eat good food. Now I get up at 4am and eat a lot of sandwiches and come home at about 1.30pm and then have a nap and try to continue to clean my apartment. That’s my rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.

LMM: Has radio taken over your life? You’ve obviously still got a bit of room for comedy.

TB: Yeah, I’ve got to figure out that balance. It’s been an intense couple of weeks so far. This week, I had a gig on Monday night which threw me off schedule so I’ve been trying to catch up on sleep. Hopefully I can figure out the napping thing so I can work both ends of the day.
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BIO: Tom Ballard – Comedian/Broadcaster

tom-ballard   Ever since he played the role of Blitzen in a local amateur production of Rock’n’Roll Santa back in 1997 in his home town of Warrnambool, Tom Ballard’scomedy career has been on a steady decline.

Having overcome serious sex and chocolate milk addictions at 14, Ballard managed to become a three-time Class Clowns National Finalist and a RAW National Finalist by 2006.

On the strength of his RAW performance, Tom was offered work with national youth radio network, triple j.
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Brisbane Comedy Festival – Stephen K Amos

Brisbane Comedy Festival – Stephen K Amos
Author: Lisa Lamb

Stephen K Amos    Stephen K Amos is an outstanding comedian, his timing and delivery are impeccable. From the moment he dances on stage impersonating Beyonce, through to stories about growing up English, impersonating Aussie accents, performing in Adelaide in a venue / church and the horrors of Coon cheese. Your jaw will ache from laughing.

Amos’s new show is all about “Finding the Funny” in everyday life, seeking out the similarities between all people and making us laugh about them. His audience participation is second to none. Each night Amos selects someone to count how many laughs he can garner from his audience, setting new records each night. He has numerous comedy awards including Best International Comedy Award at the 2007 NZ Comedy Festival, Best Stand-Up at the

2004 Time Out Live Awards and a nomination for the Richard Pryor Award in 2004.

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Josh Thomas – More Josh Than you can Handle!

Josh Thomas    Josh Thomas is a Brisbane based stand up comedian and a very generous lover, fully hot in his V neck cardigans’, at the age of 17 Josh was the youngest ever winner of the RAW Comedy Competition. He also made the finals of So You Think You’re Funny, Edinburgh’s equivalent to RAW Comedy. Now he is 21 and helping his mother explore Online RSVP, which is like the schoolyard note service, for fifty year olds, and his own unsuccessful attempts at reaching puberty. Is it More Josh Than you can Handle?
Fortunately no, Josh is witty, funny and maybe a bit special in his humility. He warms up his audience by talking personally with them about their families,

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Brisbane Comedy Festival To Call In Humourous Heavyweights To Tease The Giggles Out Of You

Token Events presents Adam Hills and Dave Hughes

Hold onto your hats!

Brisbane Powerhouse doubles the excitement and anticipation around the inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival (6 – 29 March) with two comic heavyweights joining the line up.

Adam Hills and Dave Hughes join other headliners Tim Minchin and Danny Bhoy to add more laughs to the festival.

Adam Hills, the host of Spicks and Specks (ABC TV) is back; live on stage with an all-new hour-and-a-bit of world-class stand-up comedy titled Inflatable.

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2009 Brisbane Comedy Festival, 6 – 29 March 2009

Brace yourselves for the first, the biggest, the best, LOL comedy festival Brisbane has ever seen.  The inaugural Brisbane Comedy Festival takes over Brisbane Powerhouse Friday 6 – Sunday 29 March 2009 …that is just under a month of laugh-a-minute moments courtesy of some of the craziest talent from near and far!

Curator and Brisbane funny man, Josh Thomas, has been across the globe and at every stand up gig around Brisbane and Australia to hand pick his program of comic acts that will leave you screaming for more.
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Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, actor, comedian and writer.

Originally from Perth, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre at the University of Western Australia in 1995, then an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Music at the Conservatorium of WA – part of the WA Academy of Performing Arts – in 1998.

In 2002, he moved to Melbourne, where he began to develop the solo comedy shows which have gained him public and critical acclaim in the last three years. He developed his unique style during an 18-month period when he played regularly in the famous 40-seat cabaret room of The Butterfly Club in South Melbourne, before

[Photo: Dan Dion]

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