Aus­tralia’s finest to take Broome

Broome Advertiser - - Happenings - Carly Laden

Broome will be hit with another dose of Com­edy Gold, when some of Aus­tralia’s finest stand-up co­me­di­ans come to­gether to per­form at the Broome Civic Cen­tre on April 14.

For one night only, the 1.5-hour show is set to be jam-packed full of laughs with edgy con­tent.

This year’s fea­ture act will be one of Aus­tralia’s premier com­edy stars — The Bo­gan with a Mul­let, Chris Franklin.

The Syd­ney-born co­me­dian is an “Aussie bloke, a yobbo or a bo­gan, from his flan­nelette shirt to his dou­ble-plug­ger thongs”.

Franklin’s “Ho­ganesque” com­edy style ap­peals to ev­ery Aus­tralian and touches on the del­i­cate is­sues of beer, sport and re­la­tion­ships — in­clud­ing a num­ber one hit sin­gle en­ti­tled Bloke.

MC for the evening will be the bois­ter­ous Big Al, one of Aus­tralia’s most pop­u­lar and adored co­me­di­ans.

With his rapid-fire de­liv­ery and un­for­get­table boom­ing laugh, Big Al is a char­ac­ter many peo­ple meet and never for­get.

Other per­form­ers for the night in­clude in­dige­nous co­me­dian Josh War­rior — a ladies’ man with a twist — and Granny Flaps — a comedic char­ac­ter by Ade­laide-based co­me­dian Lori Bell.

War­rior gives his au­di­ences an hon­est, but very en­ter­tain­ing take on what it’s like grow­ing up and liv­ing black, break­ing apart some stereo­types but cheer­fully re­in­forc­ing oth­ers.

Granny Flaps is a ukelele-tot­ing grand­mother who takes au­di­ences on a side-split­ting jour­ney through her life.

Tick­ets for Com­edy Gold are avail­able from the Broome Civic Cen­tre web­site.

Chris Franklin.

Lori Bell’s char­ac­ter Granny Flaps.

MC of Com­edy Gold Big Al.

Josh War­rior.

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