Well remembered as “the good-looking one” of the Doug Anthony Allstars, Tim has appeared at over twenty international comedy festivals. He has has also written, produced, directed or performed in dozens of TV series in Australia and the UK. Currently one of Australia’s busiest corporate event performers, Tim also lectures in comedy and screenwriting at RMIT University School of Media & Communication, Melbourne
These acts are touring the country in local theatres and club auditoriums over the next months:
Des Bishop is a native New Yorker who’s been living in Ireland since his teens, and in recent years has become one of the Emerald Isle’s favourite comedians.
The first thing I wondered about Charlie Ross is how on earth does someone so tall manage to carry off such fantastic impressions of both the Star Wars Trilogy’s Yoda and the Lord Of The Rings’ hobbits? The answer, apparently, is yoga – quite safe to try it at home, but don’t rush it (you might get stuck in that position).
It’s difficult to convey the essence of a Rick Shapiro performance. […] He doesn’t rely on anything so obvious as snappy punchlines, he leaps into the stream of consciousness and pours out a tsunami of transgression that swamps your funny bone.
Did you miss NYC underground comedy legend Rick Shapiro at the World’s Funniest Island festival? You can still see him around Sydney over the next weeks and in Brisbane in early November (and maybe win a free double pass to one of his Sydney shows).
1. No doubt you always get asked a lot of the same questions in these interviews. What’s the question you most dread hearing again?
Why don’t you cut your ears off? I DON’T CUT MY EARS OFF BECAUSE I CAN MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH WITHOUT DISFIGURING MYSELF!THAT IS THE SINGLE MOST MORONIC THING YOU COULD EVER ASK ANYONE!
GFI sent 5 questions to some comedians who will be appearing at the upcoming Sydney Comedy Festival (begins on April 27th for 21 days). Our first responder is show-stealer from last year’s Cracker Night Gala night Al Pitcher, who looks to have a likely sellout show again this year with The Al Pitcher Picture Show.
There’s a very fine line to be drawn when playing such a smartarse intellectual persona, one where the flipping point between the audience jumping on board for the ride or them backing off into folded-arms territory is precariously small and easily overshot. Minchin walked that line in scintillating form on Monday night.
MARK WATSON in “All The Thoughts I’ve Had Since I Was Born”
Mark Watson – comedian, author, sports pundit and husband, born in 1980 and according to life expectancy for his socio-economic group and Body Mass Index dying in 2056 will be delivering his latest show in April and May. Perrier Award nominee and if.comedy award winner, Mark has visited Australia many times, every time bringing down sold out houses.