10th September


Chris Franklin

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Chris Franklin
Chris Franklin

In his first year of comedy, Chris won the prestigious triple j Raw Comedy Award in ’98. Since then he has picked up numerous awards and an Aria nomination or 2. Here are some of his achievements:

– PBS Radio Golden Storm Award for Best Up & Coming Comedian
– Grand Finalist National Green Faces Comedy Competition in Canberra
– Double Platinum sales for his hit single ‘Bloke’
– Aria Nomination ‘Best Comedy Release’ for ‘Bloke
– Aria Nomination for ‘Highest Selling Single’ for Bloke

Chris rose to fame outside the comedy world in January 2000 when he released his first CD single entitled ‘Bloke’. A hilarious send up of Meredith Brooks’ song ‘Bitch’, the song landed at Number 15 first week in and subsequently went to number one achieving platinum sales exceeding 120,000. Chris has released a further single called ‘Mullet Head’ which was nominated in the 2001 Aria Awards for ‘Best Comedy Release’.

His TV credits include The Footy Show, Headliners, Recovery, Stand Up Australia and Good News Week (among others).


Sam Kissajukian

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Sam Kissajukian
Sam Kissajukian

Sam Kissajukian is relatively new but has quickly established himself in the Sydney comedy scene. He has been a NSW RAW finalist, enjoyed a sold out run of solo shows at The Sydney Comedy Festival, performed in several Fringe shows and toured Adelaide and Perth.

Running a few comedy rooms himself, he knows how to emcee a great show. Engaging, loose and fun, his comedy style is suited perfectly to setting the tone for a fantastic night of comedy.