2010 Xmas Show!
Since American born American born comedian Tommy Dean moved here nearly 3 decades ago, he has occupied the top echelon of Australia’s comedy scene. Tommy’s astute, clean, observational comedic style consistently make him a stand out winner with audiences and fellow comics alike.
With super sharp banter, genial manner and vast stock of broad appeal hilarious routines interweaving the foibles of his adopted home country with the dark reality of his home country, Tommy never fails to connect with and impress any audience.
With a booming deep voice and oodles of funny things to say, he’s the only American that you actually want to listen to.
Sam is one of the most daring and unconventional comics in Australia, completely original and vastly absurd, he has one foot firmly planted into the soils of reality, and the other rooted deep into the psyche of being silly.
Sam is a multi award winning cult figure within the Australian comedy scene. He has collected awards and glowing reviews and played to sell out houses with his solo Melbourne Comedy Festival shows Tales of the Erotic Cat in 2006, The Sex & Science of Boredom in 2007, Where Can I Win a Bear Around Here? in 2008, and Sam Simmons In The Net Starring Sandra Bullock in 2009. Tales of the Erotic Cat picked up a prestigious nomination for the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show and Where Can I Win A Bear Around Here? won the much respected Festival Director’s Choice Award.
From 2008, Sam has made Triple J radio his own. Having hosted the Weekday and Weekend Breakfast Show as well as Drive Shows, Sam is always entertain on the airwaves and as a result is one of the most popular presenters at the station.
Spreading further into the ABC, Sam is now a regular on JTV as a host, and is the star of the cult interstitial comedy series ‘The Urban Monkey with Murray Foote’.
Gary Eck is one of Australia’s most popular & versatile stand-up comedians whose sharp wit has been entertaining Australian and international audiences for nearly two decades. He is also an accomplished writer, actor and director.
Gary’s career has taken him all round the world from Edinburgh to Paris to New York and London.
He has performed his stand-up accompanied by a Live Orchestra, emceed the Myer Spring Summer Launch with Jennifer Hawkins and appeared on numerous television shows including Rove, The Footy Show, Spicks and Specks and was weekly guest on Mick Molloy’s The Nation on Channel Nine.
Gary also co-wrote and co-directed Happy Feet 2 with Academy Award winner director George Miller.
The last few years have been a huge for Cam Knight, with 5 star reviews of his solo stand-up shows, nominations for best comedy show at multiple festivals and countless appearances your television.
Cam also featured on the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festival Galas, appeared on ABC TV’s ‘Back Seat Drivers’, ‘Soul Mates’ and ‘How Not To Behave’. Then in 2016, he hosted the life style show ‘Unreal Estate’ which was a ratings hit.
He has lapped the country with huge theatre shows, comedy clubs, comedy and fringe festivals, corporate comedy and music festival performances such as Splendour in the Grass and Rotto Fest on Rottnest Island. And there is more to come from this fellow. Bring it.
“Mastered his art…Brutally funny”
“a great raconteur”
-The Daily Telegraph
After a white-bred, middle class upbringing, Chris turned out an arty-trendy sort of try hard, and a magnet for dominant women. A product of his environment, Chris lives a life of weird repetitions with no time for rational thought.
His sharp-witted and daringly clever act has seen him steadily climb the comic ladder. In 1998 he won the title of The Comedian of the Year at the famous Harold Park Hotel in Sydney, past winners include the Umbilical Brothers, Flacco, Carl Barron and Kenny Graham. Chris was also successful in taking out the Grand Final for the 1999 Triple J Raw Comedy Competition, in Melbourne, which earned him a trip to Edinburgh Comedy Festival.
Chris’ clever, provocative and original style of comedy is guaranteed to crack them up where ever he goes.
“…has audiences begging for mercy”
“Excellent, must see!”
“Chris has more character than a Disney movie”
-Time Off Magazine
Sam began performing standup comedy at the famous (at the time) Harold Park Hotel when he was 16, getting his first paid gig at 17. He has since been runner-up in the Raw Comedy National Final, nominated for Best Emerging Comic at the Adelaide Fringe, and for both Best Newcomer and the Piece of Wood Awards at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Luckily, he’s never actually won anything, so this mild success never went to his head.
He has supported the likes of Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, and Arj Barker amongst others, and appeared often on TV, radio and in comedy festival shows around the country.
Sam’s television writing credits include the popular children’s sketch show ‘You’re Skitting Me’, as well as ‘The Big Bite’, ‘The Mansion’ and ‘The Ronnie Johns Half Hour’. He was a contributing writer and performer on ‘Stand-up! Australia’, and a staff writer on ‘Rove’.
“****- undeniably funny.’”
“He makes it easy to laugh… an immensely likeable boyishness.”
“His jokes are like ninjas quietly sneaking up on you”
International Australian comedian Daniel Townes first hit the Sydney comedy scene with his laid-back and conversational stand-up style in 2003, and quickly made his mark as one of the country’s best live acts.
Since then, he’s performed at the prestigious invite-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and won over audiences worldwide with his laconic and disarming delivery: headlining and hosting at comedy clubs throughout Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, and the UAE.
Daniel is a regular at comedy, fringe, and music festivals, and has performed a new show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival every year since 2005. He’s also had numerous successful seasons at Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe. He’s toured with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow since 2007, and hosted the Hong Kong and Singapore tours in 2013.
“A must see.”
“More gags per minute than any other comedian”
Jacques Barrett is Dynamite!
Jacques has been working the Sydney scene with steady progress since 2006. He hit his stride in 2008 and become one of Sydney’s most sort after club comics.
With a combination of social satire and impressionistic style he creates a charming stage persona. He takes his audiences on a journey that proves him to be sharp and original. Jacques is constantly evolving his stage act and his ability to write cutting edge topical material and deliver it in any medium has put him at the forefront of the new breed of Australia’s rising stars.
Daniel has written for TV, is a regular guest on ‘9am with David and Kim’ and made several appearances on The Comedy Channel. He is a comedian with a relaxed and friendly style and quick wit.
Daniel was one of the organisers of ‘a mic in hand – Sydney’ for several years before he moved to Melbourne in 2008, and has since started ‘a mic in hand – Melbourne’. The room has been quite successful which attracted Dave Hughes’ to record part of his latest DVD in the this venue, and asked Daniel to MC the event. Daniel has now moved back to Sydney making him the world’s only human Yo-Yo.
Daniel is also a writer for magazines such as Frankie and J Mag, and has also contributed to The Age Newspaper, in Melbourne.
– Adelaide Advertiser
“Clever, poignant and very, very funny”
“. . .if he was any smarter and funnier, I’d have to cut his brake cables”
– Wil Anderson