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Damian Callinan and Gavin
Baskerville are embarking on
a road trip around Australia
to perform a comedy show
about each city they stop
in. But here’s the catch: the
duo don’t know what the
performance will consist
of until they land! Koorliny
Arts Centre, Jul 30.
HYPNOLARIOUS 2 –
PiP Comic Illusionist comes
to the Regal Theatre with the
Irish comedian Jason Byrne hits Perth in September,
taking audience participation to a new level by asking
the public to name his show. The Comedy Gala and
Great Debate favourite will announce the national
winner at the final show of the tour, so get your
thinking caps on. Regal Theatre, Sep 24.
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT
After studying improvised comedy in Chicago, Perth lad Sam Longley decided he had enough up his sleeve to branch out on his
own. Luckily for us, his gamble paid off, resulting in the comedy sensation The Big HOO-HAA! “I took bits of all my favourite styles
and blended them together,” Sam explains. He believes that while the stand-up comedy scene here is excellent, improv brings
a different dynamic. “I like to think of improv comedy as the bastard child of theatre and stand-up comedy. It plays for laughs but also
gives audiences physical comedy, storylines and characters they can enjoy.” Sam now acts as MC for the regular Saturday-night improv
performance, and says the best part of his job is the consistency in variation. “I have been performing improv comedy for over 20 years
and I still get great joy from every performance. How cool is that?” The downside: that it’s all so fleeting. “If I was a filmmaker or a novelist
I could pull my previous work off a shelf and show people... I’d have some record of my creative past. But that’s part of the joy of improv,
you are in the moment and then it’s gone.” Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, Saturdays.
Perth musical comedy duo Luke and Wyatt have been
busy building their national reputation, but took time out
to share their latest musings with us...
“The Hunger Games has a quote on the front cover
saying, ‘The Hunger Games is amazing!’ – Stephenie
Meyer (the author of the Twilight series). To us, that’s
kinda like Aqua bringing out an album and putting on
the cover, ‘This is amazing!’ – Chumbawumba.”
Prepare for outrageous behaviour and no shortage of
laughs as this Hawaiian shirt-clad Mexican-American
comedian, also known as ‘Fluffy’, comes to Perth as
part of his national tour. Riverside Theatre, Sep 23.
POTTED POTTER – THE
UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE
– A PARODYBYDANAND JEFF
Condensing seven books into 70 minutes of theatre,
Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and
Jefferson Turner pay hilarious homage to Harry Potter.
State Theatre Centre, Oct 14-19 .
ANH DO – THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE
In The Happiest Refugee Live, Ahn Do manages
to portray his bleak past through light-hearted
anecdotes and self-deprecation. His optimism
radiates in his live shows. Perth Convention and
Exhibition Centre, Nov 15.
Luke and Wyatt.
Still Awake Still.
sequel to his hilarious show.
If you’re in the audience, you
may have the opportunity
to partake in his comedic-
hypnotic adventures. Regal
Theatre, Aug 9.
Serious issues are seen
in a comedic light by
Iranian playwright Nassim
Soleimanpour. This story of
a man isolated in his country
has shown at the likes of the
Edinburgh Fringe. Koorliny
Arts Centre, Sep 20.
Still Awake Still!
This USA hit comedy is coming to Mandurah. An
eccentric Queen of Sleep intends to play lullabies
until her piano comes to life! Prepare for a night
of lively music and laughs. Mandurah Performing
Arts Centre, Aug 8.
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