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Sarah Millican – ‘Outsider’ Australian Tour – April 2016

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In just 7 years Sarah Millican has gone from winning the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to becoming one of the UK’s most successful and multi-award-winning comedians, who also holds the record as the highest selling female comedian in the DVD market. In April, Sarah will delight her fans as she heads to Australia with her stand-up tour, Outsider.
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Dylan Moran – ‘Off The Hook’ – National Tour – July/August 2015

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“Stand-up comedy of the first order” – The Times

Expect a master class in comedy when Dylan Moran brings his brand new show Off The Hook to Australia for a national tour in July and August this year.

Moran, who has been referred to as The Oscar Wilde of comedy, has recently been sharpening his deceptively rambling stand up in unusual places including Kiev, Moscow and Kazakhstan, making him the first western comic to perform in St Petersburg – with all shows receiving 5 star reviews.
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STAND UP REVOLUTION – APRIL 2015

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Gabriel Iglesias, whose Australian tour late last year was a total sell out, is sending three of his favourite comedians to Australia for Comedians Of Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution World Tour. The three comics are stars of the Comedy Channel’s hit television series Stand Up Revolution. The tour features ‘the craziest men in show business’ – Martin Moreno, Lance Patrick and G Reilly.
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Scottish Comic Kevin Bridges announces Australian Tour

KevinBridgesKevin Bridges is Scotland’s favourite stand up comic! He tours Australia for the first time in March with shows in Melbourne Brisbane and Sydney.

Despite having not set foot in a comedy club before his first open mic spot in 2004, Kevin’s natural gift for comedy ensured he quickly became a regular at major comedy clubs up and down the country.

In 2006 Kevin performed his first full-length solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, to a sold out audience and much critical acclaim. Moving into bigger venues every year, Kevin continued to sell out his hometown festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
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Take Five With… Bev Killick

Bev’s life has become all about boobs since she landed a role in the much-aired Berlei Ad for the Uplifting Tour of Australia and was asked to perform as a Bosum Buddy of Busting Out! Of course she accepted the Busting Out! offer and has now toured for the last 4 years in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and Edinburgh Festival. Bev is also doing solo stand up shows around the nation.

Take Five With… Bev Killick

Tell us a bit about your current show ::
I am currently back into Stand Up after touring extensively with Busting Out! I’m enjoying the freedom of expression.

:: Who is your favourite comedian? ::
Joan Rivers,she doesn’t censor herself and is my hero for that reason. I adore her!!!

:: Where do you find inspiration? ::
Life around me. You never know when a good bit or routine pops out of the blue. On a tram,on holiday,taking kids to school,talking with mates.

:: What is your favourite type of heckler? ::
The one that shuts up after you’ve made the perfect comeback.

:: What is the most memorable production or performance you have seen – something that really inspired you? ::
In the early days of my career I would sit and watch Live Stand Up around Melbourne and Sydney. I love a good live stand up show. Inspirational people to me back then were Vince Sorrenti, Judith Lucy, Rachel Berger, Pommy Johnson, Fred Lang, Darren Sanders.. to name a few.

:: Name a comic that you’d really love to support / tour with ::
Wayne Brady I have supported before,and would love to again. Joan Rivers would be a dream come true.

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
A Clown…….nothing else. I even told my Careers advisor that at highschool. I was called to the Principal’s office. They thought I was being a smart alec.

:: The best boredom buster is ::
Gardening. I love it. And I’ve been playing Words with Friends lately. It’s good when you’re on the road.

:: Biggest influence ::
Live Stand Up

:: Favourite website ::
Facebook…..an anything where you book a good holiday.

:: Favourite band? ::
The Jacksons

:: Favourite album? ::
Trini Lopez

:: Favourite food? ::
Homemade comfort cooking eaten with family and friends. Slow food.

:: Favourite drink? ::
At present a Sauvignon Blanc.

:: Favourite place? ::
Ghent, Belgium. Broome comes a close second.

:: Favourite season? ::
Late Spring.

:: Favourite book ::
Shantaram

:: Favourite film ::
The Color Purple

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To be recognised as an actor as well as a comedian. To be cast in a Film or series.

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Be friends with everyone. You never know who you’re shaking hands with.

What’s next for Bev Killick?
Off on a working holiday on a P and O Cruise with my son. LA in November 2011 with Busting Out!


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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Artist applications open for Woodford Folk Festival 2011/12

WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL OPENS EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR ARTISTS

Expressions of interest are now open to Artists and Presenters for the 26th Woodford Folk Festival. Held annually between the 27th December and 1st January, the Woodford Folk Festival is one of Australia’s largest outdoor music events.

The festival invites interest from musicians, as well as artists, presenters and speakers for specialist programmes such as circus, vaudeville, the high profile environmental and health programmes, comedy, traditional folkloric, spoken word, workshops and visual arts.

Having endured their wettest year on record and sustained significant damage due to the Queensland floods, event producers the Queensland Folk Federation earlier announced that this year’s Woodford Folk Festival will feature a precinct dedicated to the prestigious International Indigenous festival, The Dreaming. Artists wishing to be a part of the Dreaming precinct can apply via the Woodford Folk Festival process.

All artists and presenters wishing to be a part of the Festival must complete an online Expression of Interest, now open online via the Woodford Folk Festival website: www.woodfordfolkfestival.com and will close at 5pm on Friday 20th May 2011. Applicants cannot be considered without a complete online application.

Music, Comedy and Art – 5 Free Events at Brisbane Powerhouse this Weekend 18-20 March 2011

Brisbane Powerhouse and Brispop present
The Residents – MUSIC
They’re fresh, they’re free and they’re moving in. Fridays are about to get a lot more interesting as some of the best Indie-Pop bands around stake their claim on the Turbine Platform. No ‘one night only’ gigs here. Each band will have an entire month to capture the hearts of Brisbane music lovers with a set every week. So, if you’re liking what you hear, come back again and again.
March: Bang Bang Boss Kelly
Every Friday in March 2011 @ 6pm
FREE
Turbine Platform

Saturday Sessions
Brisbane Powerhouse and Jazz Queensland present
Turbine Jazz MUSIC
Cool cats and smooth tunes, cross rhythms and bebop. Highlights in this program include Brisbane jazz trio Misinterprotato renowned for blending inspiring improvisations with pulsating grooves, acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Jeff Usher with his A Love Supreme Superband plus Indonesian-Australian collective Temannya si Deva led by master percussionist Deva Permana.
Sat 19 March 2011 – 5pm: Soundscapes
FREE
Turbine Platform
For more information go to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Brisbane Powerhouse and Brispop.com present
Live Spark MUSIC
Sunday 20 March 2011 – 3.30pm: Luke Peacock + Mardi Lumsden and the Rising Seas
Free
Turbine Platform
For more information go to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Brisbane Powerhouse presents
Livewired COMEDY
Funny, free and freakin’ awesome.
We’re talking about Livewired, our free comedy program. In the past we’ve been entertained by the likes of Tripod, Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Gina Yashere, The Bedroom Philosopher and Stephen K Amos. Upcoming artists include Michael Chamberlin and more.
Warning: Livewired is open to all ages but is recommended for people aged 15 years and older. Some concepts and language may offend.
Sunday 20 March 2011 – 6.30pm: Special Guest
Free
Turbine Platform
For more information go to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Brisbane Powerhouse and Australian Centre for Photography present
The Christmas Tree Bucket: Trent Parke’s Family Album VISUAL
“It was there – while staring into that bright red bucket, vomiting every hour on the hour for fifteen hours straight – that I started to think how strange families, suburbia, life, vomit and, in particular, Christmas really was…” Trent Parke. So began Trent Parke’s latest and much-anticipated new body of work. The Christmas Tree Bucket is humour of the blackest hue. In a dazzling display of virtuoso storytelling Parke snaps the family rituals of Christmas with the in-laws and builds a gritty gothic tale of a nightmare lurking in the suburban shadows. Operatic in its vision and darkly satirical in its style, The Bucket is a photographic masterpiece destined for cult status. Trent Parke, the first Australian to become a Full Member of the renowned photographers’ cooperative Magnum Photo Agency, is considered one of the most innovative and challenging young photographers of his generation. He received numerous national and international awards, including five Gold Lenses from the International Olympic Committee and World Press Photo awards in 1999, 2000 and 2005. In 2003, Parke was awarded the prestigious international W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his series Minutes to Midnight.
Tue 1 – Sun 27 Mar
9am – 5am Mon – Fri + 10am – 4pm Sat + Sun + during performance times
FREE
Brisbane Powerhouse
For more information go to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Reggie Watts ‘Why Sh*t So Crazy?’ Australian Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]

Following his sold out shows in the Sydney Festival 2009 and rocking the Lilyworld at the 2011 Big Day Out, Reggie Watts returns to Australia in April 2011 for some very special shows!

“Reggie Watts: Super comedian. Faster than a speeding punchline” Seattle Times

Reggie Watts began his career as a singer in various bands in the early 1990s. Then he started being himself. Crazy. Absurd. And the people laughed. They’re still laughing. In his unique sets, Reggie’’s subjects range from ancient history, technology, magic, spirit elves, dragons, mythology and theology to pop culture. The music, exploiting a jaw dropping vocal range, incorporates hip-hop, tripͲhop, 80’’s pop alternative, nu-metal and classical opera – no two songs are ever the same. Reggie loves to disorient and confuse people in the most entertaining way possible.
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“Weird Al” Yankovic Australian Tour 2011 [Tour News]

“Weird Al” Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 30 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards (with 11 nominations).

The singer-songwriter’s first real brush with fame came in 1979 when he recorded “My Bologna” (a spoof of The Knack’s “My Sharona”) in the bathroom across the hall from his college campus radio station where he had a weekly DJ shift. A devoteé of musical satirists Spike Jones, Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman and Stan Freberg, Yankovic’s budding career took off when the song became a sensation on the nationally syndicated “Dr. Demento Show.” Just a few years later, Al landed his first recording contract and has since created an extraordinary legacy of music and ground-breaking videos, including hits like “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeon” and “Amish Paradise.”
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Robbins, Stilson and Molloy @ Brisbane Powerhouse 7-19 December 2010 [Comedy Event]

A-List Entertainment presents Robbins, Stilson and Molloy

After a sell-out Melbourne International Comedy Festival run Mick Molloy, Glenn Robbins and Jeff Stilson are taking their hilarious show on the road! After years of TV, film and radio appearances, the three comedians have gone back to their roots – standing behind a microphone in front of a roomful of punters. Three men, a microphone and 90 minutes of some of Australia’s best comedy.

Artists: Mick Molloy, Glenn Robbins and Jeff Stilson
Where: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Tue 7th December – Sun 19 December 7.30pm
Cost: $29.90 – $39.90

For more information go to www.brisbanepowerhouse.org