This year the MardiGrass Comedy Club will be an extra special event on Saturday Night, April 30, from 8-10pm.
For a start the Comedy Club will be held in Nimbin Town Hall. Pretty fancy. This beautiful and venerable space will be transformed into the coolest comedy club this side of the Pacific.
But the really exciting news is the line-up.
Headlining the bill is the remarkable Harley Breen from Melbourne – Australia’s best young comedian. We kid you not. He absolutely killed at Woodford Folk Festival even making gumboots split their sides.
The Age described him as “a hilarious break from stereotypes. Very funny.”The Herald Sun wrote, “Breen is real talent wno’s not afraid to speak his mind or yours.”
S Sorrensen said, “I hate this bloke. He gives me stitches and jaw ache.”
A regular headliner on the Australian scene, Harley is also familiar to comedy circuits in Edinburgh, London and south-east Asia, and at festivals such as the Edinburgh, Adelaide and Melbourne Comedy and Fringe Festivals, where he has worked with major comic talent like Steven K. Amos, Fiona O’Loughlin, Greg Fleet and Wil Anderson.
A Melbourne Comedy Festival favourite, Harley has just finished his fifth full solo show for the festival, I Heart Bunnings.
But wait there’s more!
As well as Harley there’ll be another new face performing at the MardiGrass Comedy Club – Paul McMahon.Byron-based Paul is an ex-bank manager who realised he wanted to do something useful – so he bcame a comedian. Paul is now in demand on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Canberra comedy circuits.
He’s the polite, quietly spoken guy next door with a knack for wry observation and who says what he really thinks. Oh, and he’s hilarious.
Everyone loves Paul. Hosting the show will be MardiGrass’s resident comedians Alan Glover and S Sorrensen. These two comics (and Hemp Olympix officials) do two-handed stand-up – and that’s a rare trick.
Two blokes bouncing off each other (verbally mostly but sometimes physically)they’ll discuss just what is happening at MardiGrass in a serious, dignifed and refined manner using all their scientific and commercial expertise. No really.
And just to round out the evening with some feminine ambience, the MardiGrass Comedy Club is proud to have the wonderful, uplifting Andrea Soler to perform a few of her songs and to imbibe the club with MardiGrass bliss.
The MardiGrass Comedy Club, Saturday, April 30, at Nimbin Town Hall, from 8-10pm, featuring Harley Breen, Paul McMahon, Alan Glover, S Sorrensen and Andrea Soler.
There’ll be food and wine, laughs and candle light.$10 or a MardiGrass armband gets you in.
And that’s incredible value.
Full program details are on the main web site; http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/