Let the laugh out loud fun be­gin

Mt Hotham Falls Creek - - FRONT PAGE -

SOME of Aus­tralia’s best known co­me­di­ans will be on-hand at Falls Creek for open­ing week­end as the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow rolls into town.

Dave Thorn­ton, Bob Franklin, Josh Earl, Penny Greenhalgh and a host of others will be in­cluded in the cav­al­cade of comics who will per­form three gala shows over the long week­end, in­clud­ing one for the kids.

Falls Creek’s spokes­woman Jo Prothero said they wanted to make the week­end spe­cial.

“It’s a party at­mos­phere on open­ing week­end and we know only too well that some­times Mother Na­ture is a lit­tle fickle with her tim­ing on the snow,” she said.

“We did this a cou­ple of years ago and it was a ter­rific suc­cess.

“But it’s not cheap to get artists of this qual­ity and rep­u­ta­tion to Falls Creek so we had a breather last year and have revved the event up for 2016.

“Two years ago we had a show at Cloud 9 and at The Man.

“We just feel The Man is a more in­ti­mate venue, bet­ter for the co­me­di­ans and so all three shows will be there at open­ing week­end.

“We have also added a kids’ show to the line-up and partly as a re­sult of the suc­cess of Penny Greenhalgh’s show at this year’s comedy festival – some of the adult only show is not re­ally ap­pro­pri­ate.”

Ms Prothero said it was a stel­lar line-up.

“Bob Franklin is a co­me­dian, ac­tor, di­rec­tor, au­thor,” she said.

“Any­thing he has turned his hand to he has had suc­cess – whether on Jack Ir­ish or Up­per Mid­dle Bo­gan.

“Josh Earl is an award win­ning co­me­dian, cake en­thu­si­ast and host of TV and ra­dio (Spicks and Specks and 3RRRFM’s Break­fasters).

“He has con­sis­tently moved through the ranks of the comedy world, shar­ing stages and screens with the likes of Tim Minchin, Ade Ed­mond­son and Arj Barker

“Penny Greenhalgh is an award win­ning co­me­dian and reg­u­lar cast mem­ber/ di­rec­tor on ABC’s The Check­out.

“She was listed among the Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald’s must-see up-and-com­ing co­me­di­ans of 2015 and in­vited by Un­der­belly to per­form at this year’s Ed­in­burgh Fringe Festival.

Tick­ets are $50 for adults and $20 for chil­dren and avail­able on­line.

SPICKS AND SPECKS: Josh Earl is one of a cav­al­cade of well-known co­me­di­ans at the Snow Capped Comedy Festival in Falls Creek on open­ing week­end.

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