Every year, the performers, the publicists and Sydney’s busiest partygoers meet up after the Cracker Night Opening Galas for some serious schmoozing. Courtesy of 6dc PR, here is a selection of snaps from the evening:
More responses to our 5 questions. Show details for each comedian are below the answers.
NB: comedians may not* have actually been listening to each others’ answers.
Roundup of preview shows I’ve seen and should have written up ages ago – Tom Ballard, Jarred Keane, Dave Bloustien, Dave Jory, Christina Davis
Dave Jory & Kent Valentine each have a brand new hour of stand-up comedy written for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and they’d like to try it out on you, this Sunday, at the Friend, for free.
Tuesday 18th November, Comedy @ Marble Bar, Kitty Flanagan headlining
Thursday 20th November, The Comedy Store, Jamie Kilstein headlining
Comedy @ Marble Bar seems to be developing a nice core of regulars after work on Tuesday evenings, which makes for a pleasant buzz to the room, although they tend to be grinners and chucklers rather than belly-laughers….
Arriving late for The Comedy Store…MickeyD, as MC, was a larrikin maestro, fast-foot-working around the stage while delivering great big dollops of cheeky to approving roars…the featured support act, Dave Jory. His wry observational style punctuated by the lunges for emphasis won her over, and totally cracked up the room. If his cats and my cat ever get a chance to plot together, the human race is doomed…
Headliner Jamie Kilstein was promoted as part of the New York underground scene, which is apparently comedy code for “no, you haven’t seen him on Letterman or Leno” and “yes, he’s all over YouTube” (which is handy for checking him out before going to a show). His material was rather like a distillation of the sharpest left-leaning American political blogs – talking points with a twist – so it was very much my cup of tea…
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Peter Green Book Launch, Comedy on the Edge @ Hotel William Tues 11th
Jackie Loeb, Mic in Hand @ Friend in Hand Hotel, Thurs 13th
Theatresports Cranston Cup Semi Final #2 @ Belvoir, Sun 16th
Comedy at BB’s had a great opener last week with 130 people showing up to Bar Bondi. Congratulations to Wagon Productions (aka Jacques & Jim)! Coming up on September the 1st – Headliner Subby Valentine, stalwart of Australian Radio and TV and all round comedy legend. Plus in the semi-pro section young comics Jim Rochford, […]
It’s that time of year and I’m starting the site nearly at the end of it, with Sydney’s Cracker Comedy Festival ending on May 11. Oh well. Check out the acts at the Cracker site by clicking on the image below: Plenty of old favourites and some new faces too fronting up to the mic.