The suave, sophisticated and charming David Smiedt hosts a showcase of female comedic talent while all the boofy boys are watching the footy. The all girl line-up features Amanda Gray, Kathryn Bendall, Linda Grasso and Jennifer Wong. Even Heat 17 of Quest for the Best will be an all female show.
A packed Marrickville Town Hall audience nursed their aching ribs (courtesy of the 15 feisty contestants, special guests MANCHOIR! and cracking MC Lindsay Webb) and gave a final rousing cheer for this year’s winner of Comedy on the Rox’s annual new comedians competition, Quest for the Best.
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Well the big Quest For The Best Final is just a couple of sleeps away and I for one am very excited!
I mentioned at the end of the last article that I was heading off to compete in the ‘Quest For The Best’ Preliminary Final last week and that I would talk about it in this edition of the ‘FZTSSHTZ’ chronicles (not the best acronym in the world but what can you do).
The fourth instalment of the “From Zero To Somewhere Slightly Higher Than Zero” Chronicles!
“As soon as I finish a set I immediately want to get straight home and start working on my material. Inevitably I end up at the bar and 3 hours later have no recollection of how to spell the word comedy let alone what it was that I wanted to change but still there is a lesson in there somewhere.”
As promised last week, this week’s edition is a rundown of my first four shows. Enjoy!
This article has been updated since first posted. You may have noticed a dearth of updates the last few weeks – holiday time has taken its toll, I’m afraid.
However, here’s a few announcements of upcoming dates for you all:
This article has been updated since first publication
Like nearly everybody else who is interested in comedy in Sydney, I was at the Santa Scholastica College Auditorium on Wednesday night to see 12 rising comics strut their stuff for the chance to be the night’s winner of a cheque for $5,000. Having had to turn hundreds away from last year’s Grand Final at the normal Comedy on the Rox venue at the Roxbury Hotel, this year Kathryn Bendall decided to rent a larger space and see if she could fill it with a capacity crowd. An audience of 750 people proved that she could.
The crowd was full of the contestants’ friends, family and supportive work colleagues, as many as possible there to vote for their favourite, because the contest goes to the comic who gets the most audience votes.