The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Prepare your funny bones Australia, the comedians have been released and are descending on the nation’s unsuspecting cities and towns. Lock up your serious side and throw away the key, because these artists are dangerously funny.
Now in its 14th year, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has gathered together a gaggle of fresh and familiar Comedy Festival faces and sent them out across Australia.
This year’s line-up reflects the range and diversity of the 2012 Comedy Festival, with acts travelling the country ranging from stand-up to musical and sketch comedy. The Wollongong line-up includes Dave Callan (Irish born star of Triple J radio) as MC, Lawrence Mooney (regular co-host on Channel 10’s The Circle), DeAnne Smith (award-winning comic from Canada), Josh Earl (sports five sold-out Festival shows under his belt) and Randy (a foul-mouthed purple puppet who regularly performs in award-winning sold-out shows with musical comedian Sammy J). Last year, comedians taking part in the Roadshow performed to enthusiastic crowds in 60 regional centres and capital cities across Australia - not to forget a highly successful stint in Singapore and a sold-out debut season in Hong Kong. Given such popularity, this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow plans to connect with even more comedy fans and share the kind of humour that's had Melbourne weeping with laughter. More than 300 shows contained in one - you can't get better value than that. The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow has such chalk and cheese personalities delivering such a wide assortment of gags, it has everyone’s humour covered The Sunday Times, WA The Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli St, Wollongong NSW 2500 Dates & Times: Thurs 31 May at 8pm, Fri 1 June at 6:30pm & 9:30pm, Sat 2 June at 6:30pm & 9:30pm Ticket Prices: Adult: $39, Conc $34 (Transaction fees apply to phoe and internet bookings) Bookings: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Box Office on (02) 4224 5999 or www.merrigong.com.au *transaction fees apply